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Canon PowerShot A710 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 649 reviews of Canon PowerShot A710 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the sensor and memory.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A710 IS from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are mixed reviews on the image quality and reliability. There are some critical opinions about the energy efficiency.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot A710 IS 7.1MP Digital Camera + 2GB Deluxe Accessory KitCanon PowerShot A710 IS 7.1MP Digital Camera + 2GB Deluxe Accessory Kit

Dec, 2018

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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 ima...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Canon PowerShot A710 IS Concise Review


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) Fast,...

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 dedicated...

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'...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Canon PowerShot A710 IS - digital camera review


Canon's A-series cameras have a long tradition of providing solid performance and impressive but not over-the-top feature sets at a reasonable price. In the past, that has often come with a slightly utilitarian design, but Canon's newest addition, the...

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.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot A710 IS


Physical Views The A710IS compared to an average CD disc. The Powershot A710IS and the 7.1-megapixel Powershot SD800 IS. Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A710 IS Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicam Online (

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...

Jun, 2006


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Canon PowerShot A710 IS review


When Canon launches new products, you almost always get a flood of them all at once. They often replace much of the line up in one go. Sometimes the improvements are only marginal, but sometimes they can be really worthwhile. Just before the Photokina...

The A series of Canon PowerShot cameras have been popular for a long time across a broad spectrum of users. Rightly so, as they combine versatility, ease of use and high quality with a compact, attractive design. The new Canon PowerShot A710 IS camera...

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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...

Oct, 2006

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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...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Bill Schiffner (

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...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

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...

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery Technology:Alkaline
Number of batteries supported:2


Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Neutral, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:2
Playback zoom (max):2
Scene modes:beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Underwater / beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Underwater
Self-timer delay:2
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten


Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver


Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):115000


Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):21.7 - 98.4
Flash range (wide):21.7 - 137.8
Flash working distance:0.55 - 3.5 m


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Super Macro focusing range:0.01

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.228 - 1.37
Number of aspheric elements:1
Optical Zoom:6

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Auto, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 8.27
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:15 - 1/2000
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 98\nMicrosoft Windows Me\nMicrosoft Windows 2000 SP4\nMicrosoft Windows XP\nApple Mac OS X v10.2 - 10.4 / Windows 98/Me/2000/XP\nMac OS X v10.2 - 10.4 / Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP
Data compression:Superfine, Fine, Normal
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 8.27
Lens system:9 elements, 7 groups / 9/7
Metering:Evaluative, Centre-weighted Average, Spot
Power Source:AA
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX\nImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch / ZoomBrowser EX\nImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch\nDrivers

Picture Quality

Image sensor size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2304

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
I/O ports:A/V out / USB 2.0\nA/V out (PAL/NTSC)
PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:OS X v10.2 - 10.4


Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:1.7 / 30
Video compression format:AVI / AVI, M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVI / AVI,M-JPEG
Video Frame Rate:1.7 / 30
Video recording: Yes


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions