What’s the difference between canon ELPH digital cameras and canon A-Series digital cameras?

Question by dancingintherain: what’s the difference between canon ELPH digital cameras and canon A-Series digital cameras?

I want to get a canon, but I don’t understand the differences between these 2 series of canon cameras.

— Also another question i have is…
Do the canon digital cameras do a beauty shot (make your face look flawless and pretty) type thing like the samsung cameras do?
help would be really appreciated 🙂 thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by selina_555
The Canon website supplies a lot of specs and information about their cameras, and even a comparison function. It is best if you go study them on there.

As to the “beauty shot”, my advice is the same as for any and all effects done in-camera:

DON’T DO IT !!!

Imagine if you just happen to take the best photo you ever took – surely you would want to have it in all its glory, right?

Always set your camera to biggest size, best quality (and to color).

That way, you start with the best possible photo as your original.

Then you make a copy and edit it to your heart’s content.
You have much better control over any editing on your computer, even something as simple as b&w will look MUCH better when it was processed properly instead of in camera.
You can do all sorts of things to it PLUS you get to keep your original.

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  1. Mark says:

    Your question peaked my curiosity so I took two Canons, the Canon PowerShot A480 and
    Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS. They have the same mega pixels and I suspect the same sensor inside of them.

    Below is a link that lists the features and specs side by side.

    Here are a few differences:

    PowerShot A480 — SD 1200 IS
    37mm – 122mm — 35mm – 105mm < Zoom range LCD --- LCD and optical viewfinder uses AA batteries --- Lithium-Ion NB-6L battery & charger Hope this helps. Mark