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Advantages of the Canon A590 IS

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the A590 IS's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              A590 IS225 g
              SX200 IS220 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              A590 IS115k dots
              SX200 IS230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A590 IS35 mm
              SX200 IS28 mm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              A590 IS1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
              SX200 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              A590 IS8 MP
              SX200 IS9.8 MP

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