Summary: I got a Canon SD600 Digital Elph camera for Christmas. This is after owning and using a SD30 for about 4 years, give or take. I was deciding between getting the A710, or a Casio Z70/700 or similar. I decided on Canons, due to supposedly higher image quality. The Casio's have great/fast interfaces.
Summary: The A710 falls into a strange niche -- that is, it has no niche. It has a long zoom range, but not the screaming 12x reach of a superzoom. It has image stabilization but it lacks the larger, 10mp sensor of other new compacts. It's smaller and cheaper than the G7, but has fewer features, too.
Summary: My Camera Review The A710 IS ("A-series 7 Megapix ImageStabiized) Canon doesn't carry the price premium of either the "miniature" digicams or the big, fancy SLRs. Yet it packs a lot of the SLR's power and flexibility and you can still drop it into your pocket and run.
Summary: What I liked: Optional waterproof case, anti-shake focusing, COLORS, easy autofocus, optional 4GB SDHC memory chips (inexpensive), battery life (two rechargeable AA batteries), nicer travel size for hiking & exploring than bigger prosumers, macro settings for close and very close.
Summary: I purchased this camera so I could photograph wildlife on hikes. I needed something that was not too heavy, was image-stabilized, with telephoto power. This camera meets all those requirements. It does have one problem, however.
Summary: Overall, I am quite satisfied with the usability and photo quality of the Canon A 710 IS. This camera was an upgrade from my 3-year-old HP 935 -- the old guy still worked fine, but was very slow and didn't handle low-light situations very well at all. I was also looking for a bigger zoom range.
Summary: The only disappointments I have with this camera is the view finder. It's small/tight, and not as clear as my A540, and like my A540, the LCD is washed out in bright sunlight. Canon needs to fix this. Otherwise, I love It! The pictures are sharp, colorful & clear.
Summary: Excellent camera! I like the metal body, the zoom is fantastic, takes great pictures. It's everything and more of what I was looking for. Complaints: 1. Flash takes a REALLY LONG TIME to recharge (something like 5 seconds). By the time it has recharged my toddler is already in a different room! 2.
Summary: Great camera, many features. Amazon and Cannon should tell you the supplied 16mb card will only hold 4 pictures in memory. Another recommendation is for cannon to either leave the card out altogether or tell you it won't hold squat.
Summary: For a non-technical person who's used to disposable cameras and point and shot options the Canon PowerShot was easy to master and understand how to use. I purchased it as a holiday gift for myself to use over the holidays and was able to capture pictures, which were sharp images and clear.