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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $328.95 vs $599.95
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The best price we've seen is $271 cheaper (around 50% 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 Common Weaknesses

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

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A710 IS:6x
              S95:3.8x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $549

              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 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 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 A710 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $250

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $282

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $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 S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              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

              $331 - $428

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture

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