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Old Aug 15, 2006, 4:10 PM   #1
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Which one is better overall camera in general? I am interested in good video ability, good low light ability and good sharp pictures out of the camera. I am buying this camera for my son. Also, are there any gotchas I need to be aware of in these cameras?
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 4:18 PM   #2
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I haven't used either, but I have looked into both.

The A540 is a better camera features wise. However the SD600 is much smaller, so I'm buying it because I need a pocket camera.

If the cameras physical size isn't an issue, then the A540 is better by a long shot. I should note, the A540 isn't huge by any means, it just won't fit well into jeans pockets.
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 4:23 PM   #3
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I haven't used either, but I have looked into both.

The A540 is a better camera features wise. However the SD600 is much smaller, so I'm buying it because I need a pocket camera.

If the cameras physical size isn't an issue, then the A540 is better by a long shot. I should note, the A540 isn't huge by any means, it just won't fit well into jeans pockets.
Thanks for the quick response. What is the main difference feature wise in the A540 vs. SD600 other than size?

Also, How is A620 compared to these two?
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Bought the SD600 last week for my wife-great little camera. My first Canon-a lot of nice features-bright LCD-minimal shutter lag-ISO 800. Bought the Canon case-fits like a glove. Attachment shot around 8:00 PM-at ISO 800.
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 12:16 AM   #5
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There are a whole bunch of advantages to the A540 over the SD600.

It has 4x zoom instead of 3x.
It has a wider aperature range.
It uses AA batteries (I consider this a good thing, it is easier to buy spares)
It has a slightly faster shutter (can shoot at 1/2000ths of a second as opposed to 1/1500ths)

They are both great cameras, but the A540 is better if size is not an object. As for the A620, I have no seen it, but I'd imagine it is just a slight upgrade over the A540.
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