Canon PowerShot A630 vs Canon PowerShot A640

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

Great macro
Macro focus
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

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
$569.00 vs $640.00
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The best price we've seen is $71 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
              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$569.00
              A640$640.00
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Canon PowerShot A620

              Digicam

              $596

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Digicam

              $640

              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 A530

              Canon PowerShot A530

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $547

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $574

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay

              Canon PowerShot A630 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

              Travel zoom

              $625

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $396 body only

              $477 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Placeholder

              Olympus SP-350

              Pro digicam

              $800

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $543 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $160

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

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