There is a slight but consistent tendency toward over-exposure in bright outdoor lighting in all Auto modes. The Canon A is a very nice piece of equipment to have at hand, which makes it an easy Dave’s Pick. My only drawback is that it does not take pi ctures in Raw format. The A IS provides both beginners and experienced users with an adequate selection of white balance options. Buying it on eBay worked exactly like it is supposed to.

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Canon has implemented it on the A as a lens-shift design, moving lens components rather than the image sensor. I prefer Canon’s focus on PASM over Scene modes, but there are some cute tricks like keystoning business cards I wish were included in the Scene modes. The open cnaon Lightroom alternative darktable has released a major update in the form of darktable version 2. Submit a News Tip! If not, just wait a few months for the next model. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Chromatic aberration purple fringing is well controlled, but visible in high contrast color transition areas.

Canon A IS Review and Specs

Not a very obtrusive one, but more than the little ridges, bumps and fins compact digicams offer. Just posted – Nikon D review. When you limit yourself to green Auto mode, you’re telling the camera to pick something in the middle.

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Buying it on eBay worked exactly like it is supposed to.

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Canon PowerShot A710 IS Concise Review

Non-Canon brand equipment and software that may be distributed with the Product are sold “as is” and without warranty of any kind by Canonincluding any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and all such warranties are disclaimed. The tiny high pixel density sensors found in most digicams generate more image noise than larger less crowded sensors, like those found in dSLRs.

The only downside is the slight reduction in battery life still an impressive shots or so from a decent pair of AA NiMH batteries.

P, Av, Tv, M; Image: Nikon Japan officially lists the D cajon D as discontinued. Navigate Review Jump to review page A Canon Customer Care representative will attempt to diagnose the nature of the problem and correct it over the telephone. For the former category of users, there’s a fully automatic mode, and a generous selection of thirteen scene modes.

A IS users can generally defeat redeye by disabling the flash and turning on the IS system — three extra stops slower shutter speed should cover most lighting situations and naturally lit portraits always look better than harshly lit flash portraits.

The advantages of this camera are the cqnon size so it is always with me, image stabilization, using AA batteries so replacements are easily available, long battery life because you can turn off the screen and use the viewfinder, and the controls for shutter speed and aperture priority which is useful in some situations.


There is some very minor softness in the corners, but no visible vignetting dark corners. Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing. Often what the light meter is rendering in middle gray isn’t representative of the subject.

Canon Powershot A710 IS Digital Camera Review

Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. The Canon A’s versatility is really in the other three standard modes. Being an older camera, the LCD is of lower quality than the one on newer cameras. It is, in fact, the perfect antidote to red-eye. It seemed that just as we bemoaned the A’s lack of image stabilization, Canon put the A together with just that additional feature.

For us the good image quality, large 6x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and relatively small size made this camera model ideal for underwater photography when we bought our first A several years ago.

Shutter lag is basically a non-issue with the optical viewfinder, but using the LCD screen as a viewfinder will add just enough lag when shooting action to require the shooter to anticipate the peak moment by about a quarter of a second.