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Canon PowerShot A710 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1618 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and value for money are overall positive. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably. The sensor and features get critical opinions. Views about the memory and viewfinder are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A710 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS


Even in the 'blink and you'll miss it' world of compact digital cameras the budget-priced 6x zoom lensed Canon PowerShot A700 was a short-lived model; announced late February and replaced in August by the camera on test here, the PowerShot A710 IS....

Good resolution ; Clean and detailed results across the frame and zoom range ; Useful 35-210mm equiv. 6x zoom lens ; Effective image stabilization ; Fairly light noise reduction means less fine detail is lost at higher ISO settings (though see below) ;...

Highlight clipping and occasional over-exposure in bright, contrasty conditions ; Combined card / battery compartment can make changing cards without losing the batteries fiddly ; Zoom is a bit jumpy (not enough steps between 35 and 210mm) ; No...

Canon's A series PowerShots get better with each generation, and - thanks to the inclusion of extensive photographic control and technologies such as DIGIC II and image stabilization has lifted cameras like the A710 IS firmly out of the 'entry level'...

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS First Impressions Review


Canon's new PowerShot A710 IS bumps the resolution up from the previous model (the A700) and adds a big new feature: image stabilization. Built around a 1/2.5 inch CCD sensor that captures 7 megapixel images, this new camera also includes a 6x zoom...

Long zoom, can be extended at reduced resolution - Optical Image Stabilization - ISO options to 800

Low resolution LCD screen - Case feels plasticky and fragile - Alkaline batteries don't go far

The A710 IS offers a lot of nice features: there's the optical image stabilization, the 7 megapixel resolution and the good movie mode. And it's fairly priced at around $370. We'll have to wait and see how the image quality pans out when we do the...

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS


Fans of the A series will note that the camera's grip isn't as large as some of the others' in the line, mostly because the A710 IS is powered by two AA batteries instead of four. This makes for a more pocketable design, and Canon still rates battery...

Optical image stabilization; manual exposure controls; 6X optical zoom; usable ISO 800.

Sluggish flash recycling; widest angle of view is 35mm, auto white balance is very warm with tungsten lights.

Canon's A series continues to deliver tons of bang for the buck, this time including optical image stabilization, 6X optical zoom, and solid image quality in a midsize compact camera with a stylish design update.


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Canon PowerShot A710 IS reviewed


Canon's newest flagship A-series model -- the A710 IS -- features numerous improvements over the A700, including a higher megapixel sensor, Canon's optical image stabilization, and the oh-so-coveted SDHC support. The crew over at DCResource took the...

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Canon Powershot A710IS


The PowerShot A710IS features seven-megapixel resolution together with a retractable 6x optical zoom lens and, for the first tim e in a Canon A-Series digicam, Image Stabilizer Technology for steady shooting at all zoom settings. The A710IS model...

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Canon Powershot A710 IS Review


The Canon Powershot A710 IS is a 7 megapixel compact digital camera with a 2.5 inch LCD screen and optical viewfinder. For the first time ever on a Canon A-Series compact, the A710 features...

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS Digital Camera - Review


The Canon PowerShot A710 IS couples a 7 megapixel CCD imager sensor with an image stabilized 6x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 35 to 210mm -- a moderate wide angle to a useful telephoto. With a total range of 6x optical...

Lens shift image stabilization ; Full Manual control (PASM) ; Vibrant, appealing color ; Good skin tones ; Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well ; Better than average exposure accuracy ; Better than average shutter response ;...

Zoom lens could stand a few more steps (14 settings across 6x makes for somewhat large steps) ; Slow flash recycling ; LCD is big and bright, works reasonably well in direct sunlight, but isn't as sharp as some ; Video recording limited by 1GB max file...

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Camera Review: Canon PowerShot A710 IS


It's funny how time flies. It seems like only yesterday we were reviewing the Canon PowerShot A700, which Canon announced at the PMA 2006 trade show this past March. Here it is October and Canon already has a new model in their popular A series to...

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS


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Very good photo quality, low noise through ISO 200 ; Optical image stabilization ; More zoom than on most cameras in this class ; Large 2.5" LCD, visible in low light (though see issue below) ; Very good performance ; Full manual controls ; AF-assist...

Redeye ; LCD resolution isn't great ; Can only record about 8 minutes of VGA video due to 1GB file size limit ; Plastic tripod mount ; Included 16MB memory card is too small; bundling some rechargeable batteries would've been a nice touch

In a way, the A710 is sort of like a poor man's PowerShot G7. Both cameras offer a 6X zoom lens with image stabilization, a 2.5" LCD, full manual controls, and conversion lens support. Of course, the G7 has a 10 Megapixel sensor, more bells and...

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Canon Powershot A710 IS Digital Camera Review


The Canon Powershot A710 IS retains everything that made the A700 a best buy digicam and adds the one element that was missing; optical image stabilization - making an already excellent digicam substantially better.

Slow/weak flash, some corner softness, a slight tendency toward over exposure, and minor chromatic aberration (purple fringing)

The A710 IS retains everything that made the A700 a best buy digicam and adds the one element that was missing; optical image stabilization - making an already excellent digicam substantially better. I've used every "A" series Canon digicam since the...

Product Specifications

The elegant A710 IS is fully equipped to help busy families capture and hold onto special memories. You'll get up on the stage and down on the field with a powerful 6x optical zoom, and Canon's Image Stabilizer Technology will keep your images clear and sharp at every point in the zoom - even in low light. Excellent 7.1 megapixel resolution, easy high-tech operability and a load of creative shooting modes will keep the fun - and great images - coming.

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Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Color accent / Color swap / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Landscape / Night scene / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Snow / Stitch assist / Underwater

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Model:A710 IS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:34.8mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:6
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI/MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Darker Skin Tone / Lighter Skin Tone / Neutral / Positive / Sepia / Vivid / Vivid Blue / Vivid Green / Vivid Red
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical