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aplejax76
10-09-2007, 10:22 AM
Dh broke our camera awhile ago. I was telling my MIL the other day the funny story of how he broke it.

So today I open the door and there is a package. I open it and there's a camera.My MIL sent me a camera.:thumbsup2 I had no idea she was doing this.


I received a Canon Powershot A710 IS. I have no idea about cameras.
Is this good camera?
Does it take decent pictures?
Is it hard to use?
Is it better than my old camera?I had a LUMIX DMC-FX9.

Any info would be great.

Thanks.

klmall
10-09-2007, 11:12 AM
What a thoughtful MIL! :)

I can't give you any real use specifics but here is a technical side-by-side comparison of the 2 cameras:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=panasonic_dmcfx9%2Ccanon_a710is&show=all

You can also do searches on this site to read user questions about your new camera.

LPZ_Stitch!
10-09-2007, 11:42 AM
Here's a full review of the A710 IS (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/powershot_a710-review/).

To answer your direct questions (based on the reviews/specs):

Is this good camera? Yes.

Does it take decent pictures? Yes.

Is it hard to use? Nope, no harder than any other P&S (but, it does have manual controls if you want them).

Is it better than my old camera?I had a LUMIX DMC-FX9. It's got some advantages over your old camera (more controls/more zoom) and your old camera had some advantages over it (better LCD/faster high-speed mode).

AndrewWG
10-09-2007, 05:27 PM
Is it better than my old camera?I had a LUMIX DMC-FX9.

Any info would be great.

Thanks.


Yep. A new camera is MUCH better than a broken camera! :lmao:

Sorry, I could resist no longer...

I'm sure you will enjoy that camera. After all, it is a Canon!

Kim&Chris
10-09-2007, 05:40 PM
I have this camera and LOVE it! It takes beautiful pics. I'm sure you'll love it. I learned a lot about it from my new favorite website, Steve's Digicams.