• 1/1.72 inch 41.5mm2
  • 14.5 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 101.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 133.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S710 advantages over Canon SD990 IS

  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SD990 IS advantages over Nikon S710

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    133 mm vs 101 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax A40

Nikon S710
Pentax A40
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • More pixels
  • Wider angle lens
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Canon SD990 IS
Pentax A40
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony DSC-W300

Nikon S710
Sony DSC-W300
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SD990 IS
Sony DSC-W300
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Samsung SL310

Nikon S710
Samsung SL310
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon SD990 IS
Samsung SL310
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Samsung TL34HD

Nikon S710
Samsung TL34HD
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Canon SD990 IS
Samsung TL34HD
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $330
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX150

Nikon S710
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $380
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Canon SD990 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX150
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/1.72 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Shoots 24p video
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