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Advantages of the Canon A2000 IS

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Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
36 mm vs 37 mm
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Almost the same
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Canon A800

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Size
Smaller
94×61×31 mm vs 101×64×32 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A800's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A2000 IS36 mm
              A80037 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A2000 IS1.3 fps
              A8000.8 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              A2000 IS230k dots
              A800115k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2000 IS6x
              A8003.3x

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              Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
              PowerShot A2000 IS
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              Canon PowerShot A800
              PowerShot A800
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