Canon PowerShot A630 vs Canon PowerShot A640

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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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
Significantly cheaper
$579.00 vs $849.99
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The best price we've seen is $271 cheaper (more than 30% 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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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1400 ms startup delay
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              A630:$579.00
              A640:$849.99
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A630:520 ms
              A640:580 ms
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              800 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              35 mm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A630:1.8 fps
              A640:1.5 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              115k dots
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $790

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A620

              Digicam

              $590

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon PowerShot A630 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $730 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A610

              Digicam

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $700

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

              Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $373 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $996

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Size Slightly larger

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