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Advantages of the Canon A640

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the A640's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
109×66×49 mm vs 125×85×107 mm
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3.2x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.9" vs 4.2"
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2.2x thinner
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight
Lighter
315 g vs 565 g
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More than 40% lighter
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Nikon P600

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 115k dots
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More than 8x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
More zoom
60x vs 4x
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225x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 1.5 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The P600's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2500s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              A640Tunnel
              P600Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A640800 ISO
              P6001,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A6401.5 fps
              P6007 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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