Canon PowerShot A630

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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
 

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
$649.00 vs $849.99
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The best price we've seen is $201 cheaper (more than 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 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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              A630:$649.00
              A640:$849.99
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              35 mm
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"
              Movie format Movie support Help
              480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              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
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A620

              Digicam

              $600

              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A610

              Digicam

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

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              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 SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External flash No external flash support
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $148

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              External flash No external flash support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,373 body only

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot A480

              Canon PowerShot A480

              Compact

              $160

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $200

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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