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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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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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 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
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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
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
        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 IS:1.7 fps
        S95:1.9 fps
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        A710 IS:480p @ 30fps
        S95:720p @ 24fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        A710 IS:35 mm
        S95:28 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        A710 IS:6x
        S95:3.8x

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $294 - $429

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $515

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $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 SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

        Pro digicam

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay

        Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A590 IS

        Canon PowerShot A590 IS

        Digicam

        Aperture Wider aperture
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Startup delay More startup delay
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

        Super zoom

        $131

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $120 - $250

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A570 IS

        Canon PowerShot A570 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Startup delay More startup delay
        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $177 - $199

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Lowest price More expensive
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $230 - $249

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

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

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $560

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot S200

        Canon PowerShot S200

        Pro digicam

        $194

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Wider aperture

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