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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A630

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Shutter lag Less shutter lag 520 ms vs 580 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Lowest price Cheaper $530.00 vs $849.99
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The best price we've seen is $320 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A640

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution Higher true resolution 10 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1400 ms startup delay
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A630:520 ms
              A640:580 ms
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              A630:$530.00
              A640:$849.99
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              35 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              800 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A630:1.8 fps
              A640:1.5 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              115k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A620

              Digicam

              $597

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A630 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A570 IS

              Canon PowerShot A570 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $205

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $528

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Lowest price More expensive

              Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Digicam

              $680

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              External flash No external flash support
              Size Slightly larger
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $674 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $162

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              discussion

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