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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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 $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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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$640.00
              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 A650 IS

              Canon PowerShot A650 IS

              Digicam

              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 G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $869

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A620

              Digicam

              $560

              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $600

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A630 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A610

              Digicam

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $640

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

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

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