The two cameras are aimed at two different photographers.
People who want an ultra thin camera and are interested in good photos with a low learning curve, will like the SD600.
People who are interested in learning more about the mechanics of photography and being able to take control in difficult photography situations will like the A700.
There are not flaws, just differences.
And some differences are due to the physical size of the two cameras:
Prices for very small cameras are higher because it costs more to manufacture a small camera.
Larger cameras (so far) generally have a sharp lens, and very small cameras tend to have a soft lens.
It isn't planned that way, it is just easier to build a larger lens.
Here is a side-by-side look at the specifications of the two cameras:
I do not know which one to buy. Can you help me. This is my first digital camera. I know the Canon A700 is supposed to have better features while Canon SD600 is supposed to be compact and have a nice 2.5 LCD. However, according to consumers which one is better? Which one has less flaws and what are the flaws