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Alex 007 Nov 2, 2006 4:30 AM

Hello Canon Fans,

Just order here in Israel, a A-710 IS, I will be extremely pleased, if from all you; Canon fans can write me your sole experiences on Canon at all + more specific to my soon to be presented A-710 IS model.:cool:

Thanks in advance,:?


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outpost05 Nov 2, 2006 5:43 PM

I also got an A710. I had been using an SD500 and finally decided I wanted to experiment with manual controls.

The A710 is still small enough to fit in my pants pocket while hiking. After playing with various color settings, I think I like the Positive setting better than the Vivid.

Even though the LCD is bigger than the SD500, I still find it difficult to see in bright sunlight, especially when wearing sunglasses, so I am glad Canon still uses Optical viewfinders.

I am using a SanDisk Ultra II card, although I don't know if a standard cheaper SanDisk card might work as well.

So far very happy with the purchase.

Alex 007 Nov 2, 2006 11:23 PM

Thanks for your post outpost05!

The package deal here that I ordered came with a "Transcend" brand SD 1Gb x80 speed + a case not a Canon what!?

I will post; the results when I will obtain it :D


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Alex 007 Nov 6, 2006 8:07 AM

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Lovely Canon Fans!

Yesterday I got it...imported directly from Japan, with the Instructions ONLY in Japanses language...Pity!

Looking well the camera box, on the back just find those lines...very "openest":mad:

For Japan only; Not intended for sale outside Japan & contains NO warranty for outside Japan:!:

For so...seems to me, that the Japanses citizens, like to own & use the "Best" products that came from their factories...therefore, the lens that I get with this lovely camera, is equality to the "Top" G7 one. What you think/conceive:ak47:

As today I make some test I'm very delighted attaching a photo shoot with it!



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wietelcutt Nov 6, 2006 10:32 AM

Hello Alex,

Peace! I was wondering if you have had any trouble with red eye using your new Canon A710? I am close to purchasing but would like some feed back concerning this.



Alex 007 Nov 6, 2006 1:03 PM

Hi Tommy,

No NO photos of humans...yet!:D

But I promise you Tommy, that when I will do it you will very well informed:cool:


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Greg Chappell Nov 6, 2006 1:15 PM

Right now I have no digicams, just a couple of digital SLR's, but if I ever did again buy a digicam, whatever the current A-series model is, is what I would buy. As far as features vs. cost, they're hard to beat, even without RAW capture ability.

About the only negatives I can think of are flash-related, but that is going to be a concern with any point & shoot with a built-in flash. Someone else in a nearby post asked the redeye question, and the answer will be you may not see it with some people or in some lightingsituations, especially where you have good ambient light, but you will experience redeye with any digicam, even this A-710. It is unavoidable. It's not a question of redeye reduction not working (ever wonder why it isn't called redeye ELIMINATION?). It's a physical problem....flash and lens are too close. Even DSLR users can experience it, that's why many use brackets with their separate flashunits.

Alex 007 Nov 6, 2006 1:34 PM

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Hi Greg,

Yes your are 100% totally you wrote specially with P & S digitally cameras, the flash is extremely close to the IF the room is not well illuminated...80% that you will obtain "Red Eyes"...also happens with my built in flash on my lovely DSLR Dynax/Maxxum KM 7D camera. Okey...if happens or when comes about. with my PP Picasa 2.5.0 99% I resolve this unpleasant phenomenon.

But I acquired this P&S, camera mainly to shoot outdoors photos, when extremely rare I will shoot individuals, & IF people will be outdoors always exist plenty light the "Red Eyes" process don't occur...or I'm wrong...?:!:

At my age 63 "IS" feature was the most "Imperative/jussive mood, to buy this P & S camera...& my first "Test" outdoor show me that my selection was 100% in good order:cool:

BTW...Another example from my new camera:D


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Greg Chappell Nov 6, 2006 1:41 PM

Alex 007 wrote:

Hi Greg,

But I acquired this P&S, camera mainly to shoot outdoors photos, when extremely rare I will shoot individuals, & IF people will be outdoors always exist plenty light the "Red Eyes" process don't occur...or I'm wrong...?:!:

Absolutely, they are great outdoors with good ambient light and fill-flash. In a case like that, you almost never will get redeye.

Alex 007 Nov 6, 2006 1:45 PM

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Hi Greg,

That's is my point!:cool:

Another example!:-)


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