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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW
Shoots 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 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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Advantages of the Canon A710 IS

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Startup delay Significantly 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 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 530 ms vs 610 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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
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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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More than 70% larger sensor
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The S95's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size Slightly smaller 99x58x29 mm vs 98x67x41 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.6"
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Around 30% thinner
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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        A710 IS:530 ms
        S95:610 ms
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        A710 IS:1.7 fps
        S95:1.9 fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        A710 IS:35 mm
        S95:28 mm
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        A710 IS:480p @ 30fps
        S95:720p @ 24fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        A710 IS:6x
        S95:3.8x

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $103 - $250

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

        Travel zoom

        $223

        Screen size Much larger screen
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot A720 IS

        Canon PowerShot A720 IS

        Digicam

        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $499

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Weight Heavier
        Size Slightly larger

        Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $318 - $400

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Startup delay More startup delay
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $479 - $598

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Startup delay More startup delay
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $545

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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