16 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; 26mm wide-angle; 3" touchscreen LCD monitor; 720p HD video; Captures to SD/SDHC media cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
As mid-range compacts go, the ST95 has a better-than-average feature set. The 5x optical zoom (starting at 26mm) and 720p HD video are standard, but that 3-inch touch LCD is nice for this price. It looks like the main difference between the ST95 and the ST6500 is that the ST6500 has an angled lens, while the ST95 is a regular straight-on shooter. If it's on sale for a decent price, it could be worth a look for the touchscreen, but otherwise, it's pretty indistinctive.