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Canon Powershot A710 IS Review

Review Summary
Reader Score: 8.61 (out of 10)
Review: "The PowerShot A710 IS ($399) has landed at the top of Canon's A-series lineup. The A710 is based on the A700 (surprise surprise), with its two big new features being optical image stabilization and a higher resolution sensor. Other feautres on the camera include a 2.5" LCD display, full manual controls, support for conversion lenses, and a VGA movie mode.

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 whistles, and the ability to record longer movies. Then again, it costs $200 more, so it has to. Priced just below $400, the PowerShot A710 IS has a lot to offer, and it's a camera I can recommend without hesitation."

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DPReview 8.60  12-13-06 Read Full Review
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. Aside from a design facelift and a few feature tweaks the biggest - and most welcome - change is that the new model adds optical image stabilization, something we bemoaned the lack of on the A700.

Without the metering / clipping issues this would be an easy Highly Recommended. As it stands its unique combination of features and keen pricing just saves it from a lower rating. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to the more experienced photographer on a budget wanting a compact camera packed with goodies, perhaps less wholeheartedly so for the absolute beginner wanting true 'point and shoot' infallibility."

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Digital Camera Info 7.71  10-09-06 Read Full Review
First Impressions (Preview): "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 lens.

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 testing, but the Canon PowerShot A710 IS looks to be a solid camera for the shooter who wants point-and-shoot features, plus a little bit more on top."

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Megapixel.net 7.50  03-01-07 Read Full Review
Review: "Take 1 Canon PowerShot A700, place in a bag. Add 1.1 million pixels and 1 Advanced Internal Optical Stabilization System. Shake well, and what comes out is the new PowerShot A710 IS!

Indeed, the Canon PowerShot A710 IS is one of the rare cameras that we would feel comfortable using with the sensitivity set to Auto ISO, allowing the camera to determine the best sensitivity level. This reduced noise at high ISO settings and the addition of an image stabilizer are probably the most valuable enhancements the A710 IS offers over the A700."

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Photography Blog 7.25  10-29-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The Canon Powershot A710 IS is the new top-of-the-range model in Canon's popular A-Series digital cameras. The Canon A710 IS is the first A-Series camera to feature optical image stabilisation, which is a good thing as it also has a 6x zoom lens equivalent to 35-210mm. Add a 7 megapixel sensor, full range of creative shooting modes including Manual, a 2.5 inch LCD screen and optical viewfinder, and the Canon Powershot A710 IS looks like a serious contender...

The Canon Powershot A710 IS is one of the most well-rounded compact digital cameras that we have reviewed recently, offering a great combination of portability, creative control and features. The 7 megapixel sensor may not grab the headlines, but it does offer a good compromise between image size and quality. There's hardly any chromatic aberrations, an effective ISO range of 80-400, powerful built-in flash and a remarkable 1cm macro mode....

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LetsGoDigital 7.00  11-15-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The Canon PowerShot A710 IS has 6x optical zoom, just like the A700. The range reaches from 35-210 mm (equivalent to 35mm). This is a superb range, but image stabilisation is absolutely necessary at the furthest tele setting...

The Canon PowerShot A710 IS is the first digital compact camera in Canon's A-series to be fitted with optical image stabilization. Unlike Pentax, for example, the sensor remains still, but removes moving elements in the lens and vibration blur...

..You could say that, with the Canon PowerShot A710 IS, the A series has grown up and that it is the perfect stepping stone on the way to a digital SLR camera. I'm very positive about it. This camera has an amazing range of possibilities and excellent image quality for a great price and you will enjoy using it for a long time to come. It's a real winner!"

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Imaging-Resource 4.00  11-03-06 Read Full Review
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 zoom, this is quite a bit more than most compact cameras offer, and the inclusion of a stabilizer should help ensure photos aren't blurred from camera shake at the telephoto end of the zoom.

The Canon A710 has enough megapixels for excellent resolution in enlargements without risking much image noise. The A710's excellent 6x zoom is impressive, and a great argument in favor of picking a slightly larger camera over those sexy slim cameras, with great corner sharpness and very little chromatic aberration....."

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