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Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey

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Long product name Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey :
The short editorial description of Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey

PowerShot A640 10 Megapixel/4x/2,5'' LCD/DIGIC II

Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey:
The official marketing text of Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey as supplied by the manufacturer
The PowerShot A700 combines top specifications with innovative technology to transport your photography to an exciting new level. You'll capture superb detail and subtlety with the 6.0 megapixel CCD and 6x optical zoom lens. Enjoy expanded low-light shooting ability using ISO speeds up to 800, and see it all on a large 2.5 inch LCD screen.

- 6.0 Megapixel digital camera with powerful Canon 6x Optical Zoom lens.
- High-performance features include a large 2.5 inch LCD screen, 9-point AiAF and 20 Shooting Modes.
- New ISO 800 reduces image blur and expands low-light shooting ability.
- DIGIC II Image Processor and iSAPS Technology for superior image quality, faster operation and lower power consumption.
- 16:9 Widescreen mode for full-screen viewing on widescreen TVs and computer monitors.
- Record high-quality movies with sound up to 60 fps QVGA (320 x 240).
- Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.
Short summary description Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon PowerShot PowerShot A640, 10 MP, 3648 x 2736 pixels, 1/1.8", CCD, 4x, Grey
Long summary description Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey :

Canon PowerShot PowerShot A640. Megapixel: 10 MP, Image sensor size: 1/1.8", Sensor type: CCD, Maximum image resolution: 3648 x 2736 pixels. Optical zoom: 4x, Digital zoom: 4x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.287 - 1.15" (7.3 - 29.2 mm). Maximum video resolution: 640 x 480 pixels. Display diagonal: 2.5". Viewfinder type: Optical. PictBridge. Weight: 8.64 oz (245 g). Color of product: Grey

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon PowerShot A640 10MP 1/1.8" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Grey based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Picture quality
Megapixel *
10 MP
Image sensor size *
Sensor type *
Maximum image resolution *
3648 x 2736 pixels
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Digital zoom *
Focal length range (f-f)
0.287 - 1.15" (7.3 - 29.2 mm)
Focus adjustment *
Closest focusing distance
0.394" (0.0100 m)
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Light metering *
Centre-weighted, Spot
Camera shutter type
Flash modes *
Red-eye reduction
Video recording *
Maximum video resolution *
640 x 480 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate
60 fps
Video formats supported
Built-in microphone *
Voice recording
Compatible memory cards *
Display *
Display diagonal *
Display resolution (numeric)
115000 pixels
Viewfinder type
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
DC-in jack
White balance *
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Self-portrait, Sports, Underwater
Photo effects *
Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Camera playback
Slide show
Custom color
Image editing
Rotating, Trimming
Battery technology *
Number of batteries supported
Color of product *
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Weight & dimensions
Width *
4.31" (109.4 mm)
Depth *
1.93" (49.1 mm)
Height *
2.6" (66 mm)
Weight *
8.64 oz (245 g)
Other features
Video capability
USB 2.0
Lens focal range
Lens system
8 / 7
Built-in flash
Camera shutter speed
15 - 1/2500
Compatible operating systems
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Mac OS X v10.2 - 10.4
Digital SLR
USB 2.0 ports quantity
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 38 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot A640 and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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While the exterior shape of the A640 is roughly the same as the A620, this model sports a dark-gray metallic finish with a lighter gray grip, as well as a metallic lens barrel and lens trim — the latter being removable to accept a conversion lens ad...
Good Excellent image quality, Very lowdistortion lens with no chromatic aberration, Low noise from 80 to 200 ISO, 25inch pivoting LCD monitor, Fully useable ISO range, Fast to operate, Wellpriced...
Bad 25inch monitors resolution a bit low for its size, Optical viewfinder shows only part of the frame being captured, Redeye reduction flash mode requires accessing the menu...
Bottom line From the PowerShot A620 springs the Canon PowerShot A640 and A630, both of which retain the same body design and 4X optical zoom as the A620, but with the addition of a 2.5-inch LCD monitor and an increase in resolution: the A630 to 8 megapixels, and t...
Canon’s PowerShot A640 was announced in August 2006 alongside the PowerShot A630. Each model replaces the popular A620 and A610 models respectively and like their predecessors, share essentially the same specifications with resolution as the main di...
Good Very high resolution images at low sensitivities, 4x optical zoom slightly longer than rivals, Large flip-out screen and optical viewfinder, Full manual controls and decent grip...
Bad Relatively large and heavy for a compact, Screen is low resolution for its size, No live histogram facility, Rechargeable batteries not included...
Bottom line Canon PowerShot A640 verdict Like many new compacts this year, the PowerShot A640 is basically an enhanced version of an earlier model. Since its predecessor was the award-winning A620 though, this is no bad thing. Essentially Canon’s taken the A620...
The flip-out LCD from the Canon G-series has been found safe and well on an A-series compact with 10Mp resolution as Duncan Evans explains.The PowerShot A-series from Canon had a reputation as the cheap and cheerful, easy to use range of entry-level co...
Good 10Mp resolution 2.5” LCD Good controls Lots of colour modes 4x optical zoom 1cm macro mode...
Bad Only sRGB Not great range of exposure compensation Not a fast shooter Images noisy...
Bottom line For a budget range camera to have a selection of full-feature camera modes, a flip-out LCD and a 10Mp resolution is something of a surprise. The A640 is a willing, lightweight and convenient little camera that can taken anywhere and used without drawin...
Top-of-the-range 10 megapixel, 4x optical zoom compact...
The PowerShot A640, launched in August, just before Photokina 06, replaces the popular A620 at the top of Canons increasingly well-specified budget A series range. The new model gets a bit of a facelift (and a new coat of black paint) as well as a...
Good Very good resolution, very clean results at lower ISO settings, Bright, but natural colors, Excellent handling, Decent edge-to-edge lens performance, Useful 35-140mm equiv. 4x zoom lens with decent F2.8-4.1 max aperture range, Reliable focus in most situa...
Bad Clipped highlights in bright, contrasty conditions (not helped by high default contrast), Focusing at tele end in low light can hunt, Zoom is not very smooth - only 7 steps from wide to tele, No ISO button - WB, drive, metering etc only accessible via men...
Bottom line Canon is one of the few companies still producing solid photographic feature-rich compact cameras like this, offering a genuine alternative for the serious photographer on a budget wanting SLR-level control. The A620 was one of the most capable 7MP ca...
The Canon Powershot A640 is a 10 megapixel compact digital camera with a 2.5 inch vari-angle LCD screen and optical viewfinder. The 4x optical zoom lens offers an effective focal length of 35-140mm, whilst under the surface the Canon A640 uses the sa...
Bottom line For a UK recommended price of £330 the Canon PowerShot A640 feels like fair value, even if some will miss the style factor of the similarly priced but less flexible IXUS range. Still, despite the plastic construction the A640 isnt bad to look at – t...
I think that Canons success with its digital camera range is set to continue thanks to the excellent quality of the Canon PowerShot A640. I really liked this camera when I tried it out. The handy format with good grip, and more importantly, the settin...
Canon has done well with the Powershot A640. This compact digital camera has a complete feature set including full-manual controls, manual focus and custon white-balance. The A640 handles well and produces rather images with good sharpness, exposure a...
Editors Note: Product not yet tested by editor. The following description is from the manufacturer. Canons popular A Series cameras have always stood out from the competition, but PowerShot A640 takes that concept to a whole new level. Experience br...
Good Not yet reviewed by editors.
Bad Not yet reviewed by editors.
Bottom line Not yet reviewed by editors.
by Photo-John The Canon PowerShot A640 is a full-featured, 10-megapixel, compact digital camera with a 16:9 widescreen capture mode, image stabilization, and an extra-wide LCD display built into an attractive, sturdy metal body. Canon PowerShot A640 St...
Good Flip out LCD monitor with wide view Flash exposure compensation Only 10 MP compact cam with manual controls 4x optical zoom lens Manual controls Great movie mode...
Bad High noise levels Slow start-up and operation Inaccurate viewfinder Only 115k on LCD Barrel distortion Heavy and clumsy camera body Expensive $399 price...
Bottom line The PowerShot A640 has more pros than cons. It has a lot of resolution at 10 megapixels, but that won’t be necessary for most users of this camera. Point-and-shooters won’t need to create life-size prints since most will make small prints with...
The is a 10MP digital camera with a 2.5” LCD, a 4x optical zoom lens (35-140 mm equivalent), with an additional 4x digital zoom for 16X overall. It uses 4 AA batteries and stores images as JPGs on SD/MMS/SDHC memory cards in several selectable compr...
Good Multi position LCD Screen, 10MP, Grid can be superimposed on the LCD Screen, Spot metering...
Bad No ISO in data?...
Bottom line Canon Powershot A640 Digital Camera Review BY: AKAJohnDoePUBLISHED: Friday, December 08, 2006 EMAIL DISCUSS (3) PRINT The Canon PowerShot A640 is a 10MP digital camera with a 2.5” LCD, a 4x optical zoom lens (35-140 mm equivalent)...
Canon PowerShot A640 Overview By: Mike PasiniPreview Date: 11/15/06 The Canon PowerShot A640 couples a 10 megapixel CCD imager sensor with a 4x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 35 to 140mm. Thats a moderate wide-angle tha...
Good Excellent value for the money Bright, attractive color that stops short of seeming overdone Good skin tones Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well Better than average exposure accuracy Good lens, generally low distortion and chromatic...
Bad Inaccurate optical viewfinder Flash vignetting in the corners at wide angle Too many manuals to find what you need when you need it Auto rotation not recognized by many other standard applications...
Bottom line Canon PowerShots have always been big favorites of our readers, valued for their user-friendly design, excellent photo characteristics, and good build quality. The Canon PowerShot A640 follows suit, sporting an impressive 10 megapixel CCD and a very go...
The PowerShot A640 and A630 digital cameras are equipped with high resolution 10.0 and 8.0 Megapixel CCDs respectively. Both cameras feature the same body design, high-quality Canon 4x Optical Zoom lens, optical viewfinder as well as a 2.5-inch Vari-An...
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