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Canon SD600 or Canon A700

by Scharaswak / May 24, 2006 8:41 AM PDT

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

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Canon SD600 - A700
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / May 24, 2006 1:41 PM PDT

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:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=canon_a700%2Ccanon_sd600&show=all

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Canon Link
by taboma / May 24, 2006 1:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Canon SD600 - A700

Joe, nice link to show.
As far as my choice goes, it is for the SD series. Fits in a small pocket and out of site. Takes awesome photos also.

-Kevin

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SD600
by LoveMyCanon / November 25, 2006 1:22 PM PST
In reply to: Canon Link

I dunno much details about the SD700 but I'm a happy owner of SD600. Good quality pics, nice compact size but many good features. The only thing I wish it would have is a batter power status meter so that user can tell when the battery needs recharging. I dunno if that feature is available in SD700?

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