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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
        Tunnel
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        A630:520 ms
        A640:580 ms
        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
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.5"
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        800 ISO
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A650 IS

        Canon PowerShot A650 IS

        Digicam

        $680

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $749

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Startup delay Has much more startup delay
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot A610

        Digicam

        True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $499

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot A620

        Digicam

        Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
        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 Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Canon PowerShot A630 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A720 IS

        Canon PowerShot A720 IS

        Digicam

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Slightly smaller
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        External flash No external flash support
        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $249

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

        Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $288

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Fujifilm FinePix S1600

        Fujifilm FinePix S1600

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225 - $300

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

        Pro digicam

        $470

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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