Canon today unveils the latest model in its successful PowerShot S-series with the launch of the new PowerShot S95 : an advanced, compact digital camera for photographers looking for outstanding low light performance and manual control in a pocket-sized body.

Succeeding the highly-acclaimed PowerShot S90, the new model offers improved handling, greater levels of manual control, HD movie capabilities, the HS System and Hybrid IS providing a powerful feature set capable of superb image quality in all shooting conditions.

The good: Attractive and well-designed; capable of producing very nice photos, complete set of manual controls, solid 720p video.

The bad: On the slow side, with subpar battery life, no low-compression JPEG option.

The bottom line: Though we’d like it to perform better, dSLR shooters looking for a sidekick camera will find the Canon PowerShot S95’s top-flight photos and a full manual feature set worth the tradeoff of its compact size.

Canon PowerShot S95 – key features :

* HS System & f/2 lens
* High-sensitivity 10 MP CCD
* 28mm wide, 3.8x zoom lens, Hybrid IS
* Lens Control Ring, Full Manual & RAW
* 7.5 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD
* HD movies, HDMI
* High Dynamic Range mode
* Smart Auto
* Multi-Aspect Shooting
* Optional Waterproof Case