Canon PowerShot A630 vs Canon PowerShot A640

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
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
$529.00 vs $640.00
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The best price we've seen is $111 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
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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              A630$529.00
              A640$640.00
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              35 mm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              800 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A6301.8 fps
              A6401.5 fps
              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

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A620

              Digicam

              $670

              Screen size Has a much smaller screen
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $630 with 18-135mm lens

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

              Canon PowerShot A630 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              External flash No external flash support
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,118 with 18-55mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Placeholder

              Olympus C-740 UZ

              Super zoom

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

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

              Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $978

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Digicam

              $211

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              External flash No external flash support
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              $513

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $638

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Size Slightly larger

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