Canon PowerShot A630 vs Canon PowerShot A640

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
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
Slightly cheaper
$549.00 vs $640.00
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              1.0 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
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A630520 ms
              A640580 ms
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A6301.8 fps
              A6401.5 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              800 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              35 mm
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Digicam

              $203

              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 G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Canon PowerShot A720 IS

              Digicam

              $488

              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

              $600

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              $390

              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

              Canon IXY 30S

              Canon IXY 30S

              Pro digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $440

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $349

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $235

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier

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