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Old Sep 27, 2008, 3:42 PM   #1
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Need to buy one of the two today. Which one should I go for?
A590 has the viewfinder,
LZ8 has 5x optical zoom.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 5:39 PM   #2
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Both are good. My pick would be the Canon (very pleased with Canons I've had). Play with both and get the one whose controls are themost comfortable for you.

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Old Sep 27, 2008, 6:49 PM   #3
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The FX33, available for $135 is also an option.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 8:32 PM   #4
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Also an interesting choice. At these prices I was tempted to get one myself. Very different camera from the Canon. As the FX33 is an ultracompact (will easily slip into pocket) with dedicated rechargable battery (A590 uses AA) and wide angle zoom (nice for shooting around buildings). The A590 does still have real advantages - manual control (excellent student camera) and better flash and (arguably) slightly nicer color. I think that choice really comes down to whether the slim style of the FX33 is more important to you, or the greaterrange ofcontrols with the A590.

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Old Sep 27, 2008, 8:57 PM   #5
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Went for the A590IS. $129 shipped via Beach camera.

Thanks a lot for your help.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 11:31 PM   #6
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You're welcome. I like that A590 design better than the A1000 that replaces it.

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