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

45

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

26

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
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 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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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1500 ms vs 2200 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag
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/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly 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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$445.00 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $155 cheaper (around 30% less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.6"
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Around 30% thinner
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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/2.0
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              A710 IS$599.95
              S95$445.00
              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
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A710 IS480p @ 30fps
              S95720p @ 24fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A710 IS35 mm
              S9528 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A710 IS6x
              S953.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $640

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              $597

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S2 IS

              Canon PowerShot S2 IS

              Super zoom

              $733

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $450 - $599

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $209 - $226

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $272

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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