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

Canon PowerShot S95

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

50

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS

28

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

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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 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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
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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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$459.00 vs $499.99
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The best price we've seen is $41 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A710 IS:530 ms
              S95:610 ms
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              A710 IS:$499.99
              S95:$459.00
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              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

              $239 - $400

              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 SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $371

              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 G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $507

              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 A710 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              $701

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix 600

              Digicam

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

              Compact

              $800

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $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 S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $70

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              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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