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Advantages of the Canon SD600

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Size
Significantly smaller
86×54×22 mm vs 100×53×23 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.1 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.9" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon SD980 IS

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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 173k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,600 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The SD980 IS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/3000s vs 1/1500s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Lighter
150 g vs 170 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              SD60086×54×22 mm
              SD980 IS100×53×23 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Thickness Very thin Help
              0.9"
              Weight Very light Help
              SD600170 g
              SD980 IS150 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SD600800 ISO
              SD980 IS1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SD6002.1 fps
              SD980 IS0.8 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SD600173k dots
              SD980 IS230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SD6003x
              SD980 IS5x

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