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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

True resolution
High true resolution
10 MP
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
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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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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 Common Weaknesses
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 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
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
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
35 mm
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
800 ISO
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.5"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
A630:1.8 fps
A640:1.5 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
115k dots
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Placeholder

Canon PowerShot A620

Digicam

Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Digicam

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$173 - $399

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Compact

$370

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Thickness Is thinner
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$409 - $499

Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Digicam

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Weight Is slightly lighter
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor

Canon PowerShot A630 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$135 - $250

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
External flash No external flash support
Pentax Optio 555

Pentax Optio 555

Compact

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix P50

Nikon Coolpix P50

Digicam

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Slightly smaller
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Screen size Smaller screen
Placeholder

Canon PowerShot A610

Digicam

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Travel zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Samsung TL9

Samsung TL9

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Ultra compact

$238

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

appearance

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discussion

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