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Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot S95 front
Portability
93
Imaging
34
Features
42
Overall
37

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 Key Specs

Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Launched January 2011
Canon S95
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-105mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 195g - 100 x 58 x 30mm
  • Introduced November 2010
  • Replaced the Canon S90
  • Newer Model is Canon S100
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Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 Overview

Following is a detailed assessment of the Canon A3200 IS versus Canon S95, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Canon. There is a significant difference between the resolutions of the A3200 IS (14MP) and S95 (10MP) and the A3200 IS (1/2.3") and S95 (1/1.7") possess different sensor dimensions.

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The A3200 IS was brought out 2 months after the S95 which means that they are of a similar generation. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the A3200 IS grades versus the S95 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Canon S95

 A3200 IS S95 

Reasons to pick Canon S95 over the Canon A3200 IS

 S95 A3200 IS 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution461k230kSharper screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Canon A3200 IS and Canon S95

 A3200 IS S95 
IntroducedJanuary 2011November 2010Similar generation
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither has Touch friendly screen

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon A3200 IS has external measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Canon S95 has measurements of 100mm x 58mm x 30mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.2") and a weight of 195 grams (0.43 lbs).

Compare the Canon A3200 IS versus Canon S95 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the A3200 IS vs the S95.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the A3200 IS and S95 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to picture the gap between sensor sizes simply by checking specs. The picture here may provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the A3200 IS and S95.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The A3200 IS due to its tinier sensor is going to make getting bokeh harder and the Canon A3200 IS will give you more detail having its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures far more aggressively.

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 sensor size comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Portrait photography factors
Canon S95 Portrait photography factors
33
MP count decent (14MP)
has face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
40
focusing manually
above average flash sync speed (1/500 seconds)
delivers RAW formats
cannot use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Street photography factors
Canon S95 Street photography factors
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
65
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Sports photography advice
Canon S95 Sports photography advice
39
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14MP)
has tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
27
image stabilization (Optical)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
low MP (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Travel photography information
Canon S95 Travel photography information
72
MP count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
does not have Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
64
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
missing Timelapse function
low MP (10MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Landscape photography information
Canon S95 Landscape photography information
42
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
52
focusing manually
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
low MP (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A3200 IS
Vlogging with Canon S95
34
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone socket
32
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Optical)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone jack
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Canon A3200 IS vs Canon S95 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3200 IS and Canon S95
 Canon PowerShot A3200 ISCanon PowerShot S95
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Canon PowerShot S95
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-01-05 2010-11-23
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology Digic 4
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-105mm (3.8x)
Highest aperture - f/2.0-4.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 461 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 6.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/500 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 149g (0.33 lb) 195g (0.43 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 100 x 58 x 30mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 47
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 20.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 153
Other
Battery ID NB-8L NB-6L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus card
Storage slots 1 -
Pricing at release $230 $495