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Old Nov 21, 2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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ASssS[suB]Is there really a big difference in the 'bang for the buck' between the Canon 5 megapixel (A530) and the Canon 6 mp (A540) ? I saw the A530 listed under Best cameras but not the A540. Just wondering if its worth the few extra dollars for the extra mp, and if the A540's reputation justifies it. [/suB]

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Old Nov 21, 2006, 12:42 AM   #2
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It's up to you. The main feature differences are the much larger screen, can add lens, and have more manual control on the A540. The MP doesn't matter between the two.
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Old Nov 21, 2006, 2:51 AM   #3
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Great, thanks!
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 5:38 AM   #4
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AFAIK the A540's video mode is better, with more frame rates (30 fps vs. 15 fps on the A530).

IMHO the A530 is good enough if you use the A530 what it's here for: shooting pics
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 1:38 PM   #5
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I have been having a major issue with the batteries and the A540. Using regular double AA's and they are getting used up super fast. If I purchase the rechargeables, will this help?
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Old Nov 25, 2006, 1:41 PM   #6
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Yes, read Steve's review. The rechargables should last, at least, almost 200 shots.
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Old May 24, 2007, 12:32 AM   #7
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rennie wrote:
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I have been having a major issue with the batteries and the A540. Using regular double AA's and they are getting used up super fast. If I purchase the rechargeables, will this help?
use atleast 2500mAh NiMh batteries,,i also used Duracell non-rechargeble batt they were over in half a day of use!!
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