Originally Posted by maverick
Anyone able to help me find a quick guide to "semi manual" features such as white balance, RAW/other picture formats, whatever other toggles I should be playing with to help me make the most of my new s95? Total noob here.
RAW is a lossless file format that can be opened by Aperture/Lightroom/Photoshop/iPhoto/etc. for adjustments - this is the format to use to get the most of out of your images.
If you shoot in RAW you can ignore white balance and correct in your preferred editor (or let it auto-correct for you).
If you're going to be in varying amounts of light, the S95 has an Auto ISO mode - it will increase the ISO to give you a higher shutter speed (and sharper images) when necessary. But it only goes up to 800, IIRC, so I prefer to set my own ISO on this camera.
The other settings you need to learn about aren't S95 specific - apertures, shutters, exposure values, how to expose, etc.. Search for basic photography information - if you want to learn about using any camera in a more-manual mode (whether full manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, etc.) you'll need way more info than can be given in a post here.