The book's more than 170 color photographs provide illustrations of the camera's controls and menus, and also include examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the My Colors settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing of images; the Scene mode, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and underwater shots; and special features such as the Smart Shutter and Miniature Effect options.
In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, and provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, macro photography and creating 3D (three-dimensional) images that can be viewed with conventional red and blue 3D glasses.
The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the PowerShot S95, which can record high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound.
In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, sets forth a list of useful web sites and other resources for further information, and includes a section with helpful "quick tips" that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera's advanced features in the most efficient ways possible.
The book includes a detailed Table of Contents and a full Index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is everything it claims to be. The printout of Canon¿s pdf, hole-punched, in a binder on my computer books shelf does not suffice. Canon¿s manual is a reference book. White¿s book serves as a proper tutorial which I can read at my leisure and also bring along with the camera if I want. For me it is worth the extra money to have the actual book. I keep the pdf of Canon¿s manual on my computer for searching fast. White¿s book is very readable and clear. And the layout and photos are very pleasing, which is important to me. By perusing the book, in just 24 hours I have learned so much. I did not understand all the differences in SD cards ¿ see pp 19-24. That in itself justified for me getting this book. I already purchased and have been using the eye-fi card from reading a preview of the book. I am looking forward to learning all about the menus and setting up the shortcuts to my favorite menus. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to get the most out of the fantastic S95 camera.