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

46

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

25

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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

galleries

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
Much 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
Significantly 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
True resolution
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
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 (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 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
Cheaper
$399.00 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $201 cheaper (more than 30% 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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A710 IS530 ms
              S95610 ms
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $789

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

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              $544

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $358

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD550

              Compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              $489

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

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

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

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              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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