"A710 is one more great A series camera from Canon"5.0 starson by lbkamg
Pros: Great photo quality, easy to use, full auto plus manual controls, reliable
Cons: No camera is perfect, but the Canon A's come close
Summary: You can't go wrong with ANY Canon A-series, but the 710 takes it one step further by adding true Image Stabilization, which is tough to find in cameras in any price range, much less one for a few hundred dollars.
I've purchased well over a dozen different A-Series models since the beginning of the series over five years ago for personal and school use. That means I've had lots of experience with these cameras and have found them to be very durable, with easy to learn controls.
These Canon A's are the ONLY cameras I recommend for people looking for snapshot camera ease (i.e., "point and shoot") in a nicely priced, feature packed digital camera that also allows some manual control for those who want to be creative. With prices ranging from around $100 to under $400, there's one for every budget.Updated
The other great feature of the A710 (and 700) is the 6x zoom, pretty good for a compact cam. Oh, and all the Canon A's take AA batteries, both the disposable and recharge kinds...Very handy!