Canon PowerShot A630 vs Canon PowerShot A640

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

Really small
Size
Mid size 109x66x49 mm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Size
Really small
Mid size 109x66x49 mm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A630. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A640.

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
$529.00 vs $641.88
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The best price we've seen is $113 cheaper (around 20% 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
Significantly 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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$529.00
              A640$641.88
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A630520 ms
              A640580 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              35 mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              800 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A6301.8 fps
              A6401.5 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 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
              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Digicam

              $800

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A610

              Digicam

              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A620

              Digicam

              $570

              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              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 CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A570 IS

              Canon PowerShot A570 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A95

              Compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

              Compact

              $190

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon PowerShot A550

              Canon PowerShot A550

              Digicam

              $438

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 body only

              $630 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $357

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $789

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Lowest price More expensive

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