Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot A710 IS vs Canon Powershot S100

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS

26

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A710 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S95.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A710 IS

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1500 ms vs 2200 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
530 ms vs 610 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 115k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 7.1 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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More than 70% larger sensor
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The S95's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
100×58×30 mm vs 98×67×41 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$469.99 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A710 ISf/2.8
              S95f/2
              Weight Light weight Help
              A710 IS210 g
              S95193 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              A710 IS$499.99
              S95$469.99
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A710 IS530 ms
              S95610 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A710 IS1.7 fps
              S951.9 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A710 IS800 ISO
              S953,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A710 IS35 mm
              S9528 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A710 IS480p @ 30fps
              S95720p @ 24fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A710 IS6x
              S953.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $546 - $649

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 body only

              $350 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              $517

              Aperture Wider aperture
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A560

              Canon PowerShot A560

              Digicam

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A610

              Digicam

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $319

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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