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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A630

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

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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28 Canon PowerShot A640 Canon PowerShot A640

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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
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
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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
Placeholder

Canon PowerShot A620

Digicam

Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Ultra compact

$180

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
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
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

Canon PowerShot A630 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Placeholder

Canon PowerShot A610

Digicam

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Startup delay More startup delay
External flash No external flash support
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,698 - $2,298 body only

$1,798 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Larger

Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS

Waterproof

$382 - $448

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External flash No external flash support
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$674

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
External flash No external flash support

appearance

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discussion

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