Canon Power Shot A710 Review

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The Canon Power Shot A710 a powerful camera in this series. The camera is extremely easy to use and comfortable to hold. The Power Shot A710 retains most successful features of its predecessors like the extensive range of shooting modes, full manual control, VGA quality movie recording, ISO 800 shooting, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. It has also added a new Digital Teleconverter to add extra telephoto reach on every shot that is like adding a teleconverter lens to the camera. Even with high zoom the image quality is very good. The video is also of great quality allowing users up to 5 shooting modes and lot of memory space with an additional memory card so that the users can do away with the thought of buying a video camera.

However, sometimes there is a problem that can cause the camera to stop working and the lens to not retract. This may happen if the dirt of some kind blocks the lens shutting and does not allow it to close properly. But, the service department can fix this easily and it would be best to safeguard the camera by keeping it in a case. It works on 2 AA batteries that are easily available everywhere and lasts for long. This camera is extremely durable in case it meets an unfortunate accident. As long as somebody is not bent upon breaking it, it will survive atrocities except for the LCD screen that is delicate. The A710 also has a new Safety Zoom that takes advantage of the camera’s large resolution to offer extra zoom magnification without letting the image quality deteriorate. There are various scene modes along with Special scene modes for challenging shooting environments. For the experiences users the manual mode provides more control over the exposure settings. The various artistic photo effects can be applied in the pictures while in and after shooting with My Colors.

The Canon Power Shot A710 is a value for money proposition combined with good looks and sturdy design.

Product Description

Owning a digital-camera can be easier and more fun than ever. 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. With 7.1 megapixels of resolution, you’ll see uncommon depth and detail in your images. Such high resolution also ensures virtually unlimited freedom to enlarge and crop an image for powerfully expressive photography. With a menu of selectable shooting modes (including still and movie), Canon Powershot A710-IS makes picture taking simpler and friendlier. Shutter speed – 15-1/2000 sec. Focus settings – Normal shooting at max wide angle, Large and Fine. Built-in multimode ElectronicFlash ISO Shoot Speed – Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, and ISO 800 equivalent Single Shot, Continuous Shooting, Self-timer (10 sec., 2 sec., Custom) White Balance Settings – Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H Shooting Modes – Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Color Accent and Color Swap PictBridge and Canon Direct Print modes USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B) for image transfer to PC or Macintosh computer Audio/Video output to TV (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio) Typical CIPA battery power (2AA) – Still Image – approx. 100 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 360 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery) Dimensions – 3.8 x 2.6 x 1.6 inch (97.5 x 66.5 x 41.2 mm) excluding protrusions Weight – Approximately 210 grams (7.4 ounces) (camera body only) A 16MB SD memory card is included. We suggest that an optional 512MB (or higher) SD card is a wiser choice for practical use

Technical Details

7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints

6x image-stabilized optical zoom; Very High Quality 2.5-inch LCD display

ISO range up to ISO 800 for less blur in low light while hand-holding, but is a little “noisy”

3:2 guide masks LCD to display 4 x 6-inch print size; 16:9 format option for still images

Stores images on SD cards; powered by 2 AA-size batteries