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Canon PowerShot A640
5.2 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A640

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Overall 8
7.8
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot A640

Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A640 is the same nice camera you get with the A630. It has 10 megapixels, a rotating 2.5 inch LCD and full manual controls. The A640 has great battery life, a nice grip with easy one hand operation, very good performance, even a custom option on the mode dial and now, remote...
  • Pros: Excellent value for money, Long battery life with rechargeable batteries, Good ergonomics; custom option on mode dial, Large rotating LCD with good visibility, Full manual controls, Remote shooting via USB, Unlimited continuous shooting and great movie mode, Fast operation, Above average image qu...
  • Cons: Low LCD resolution, No live histogram and plastic tripod mount, No movie focus or optical zoom, limited to 1 GB (about 8 minutes) per clip, Larger memory card and rechargeable batteries not included
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot A640

Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A640 is the same nice camera you get with the A630. It has 10 megapixels, a rotating 2.5 inch LCD and full manual controls. The A640 has great battery life, a nice grip with easy one hand operation, very good performance, even a custom option on the mode dial and now, remote...
  • Pros: Excellent value for money, Long battery life with rechargeable batteries, Good ergonomics; custom option on mode dial, Large rotating LCD with good visibility, Full manual controls, Remote shooting via USB, Unlimited continuous shooting and great movie mode, Fast operation, Above average image qu...
  • Cons: Low LCD resolution, No live histogram and plastic tripod mount, No movie focus or optical zoom, limited to 1 GB (about 8 minutes) per clip, Larger memory card and rechargeable batteries not included
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot A640

Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A640 is the same nice camera you get with the A630. It has 10 megapixels, a rotating 2.5 inch LCD and full manual controls. The A640 has great battery life, a nice grip with easy one hand operation, very good performance, even a custom option on the mode dial and now, remote...
  • Pros: Excellent value for money, Long battery life with rechargeable batteries, Good ergonomics; custom option on mode dial, Large rotating LCD with good visibility, Full manual controls, Remote shooting via USB, Unlimited continuous shooting and great movie mode, Fast operation, Above average image qu...
  • Cons: Low LCD resolution, No live histogram and plastic tripod mount, No movie focus or optical zoom, limited to 1 GB (about 8 minutes) per clip, Larger memory card and rechargeable batteries not included
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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
26 September 2007
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: 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 situations, Sophisticated and comprehensive ran...
  • Cons: 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 menus, Flash recycling could be faster, Scree...
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
21 May 2007
  • Conclusion: Canon PowerShot A640 Conclusion I think that Canon's 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Canon PowerShot A640 Camera

Wired
11 January 2007
  • Excerpt: The versatile A640 caters to the auteur and amateur alike by cramming DSLR features into a point-and-shoot body. Continuous shooting, manual aperture and shutter speed settings, and the option to add wide and telephoto lenses will help satisfy the pros.
  • Pros: Flip-out, 2.5-inch LCD can be angled to snap over crowds. Movie mode shoots at 30 frames per second. Included A/V cables for big-screen connectivity. Can shoot underwater with optional case. AA batteries means never having to wait for a charge.
  • Cons: Not super portable at 4.3 x 2.6 x 2 inches and 12 ounces. Bundled with a rinky-dink and borderline useless 32MB memory card.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
25 December 2007
  • Summary: The PowerShot A640 is an excellent all round advanced camera. While its features aren't quite as robust as some more expensive models, for this price tag, it's a good buy.
  • Pros: Sharp pictures, great chromatic aberration performance, colourful shots
  • Cons: Some image noise issues, bulky design
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 9
9.0

Canon Powershot A640

Cameras
16 November 2006
  • Conclusion: My first digital camera came from the Powershot A series and I would be more than happy to own the Canon Powershot A640. The cameras in this range offer a lot of features and great photo quality for the price. The A640 upholds the reputation and is a fine camera. Recommended.
  • Pros: Sharpness of the photos, Indoor photo quality, Feature set at reasonable price, Angle of LCD screen can be varied
  • Cons: Small SD card supplied
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Overall 8
7.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 9
9.0

Canon PowerShot A640 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Je zou nog kunnen discussiëren over het ontbreken van bepaalde sneltoetsen voor bijvoorbeeld ISO, maar daarmee komt het concept wel heel dicht bij zijn grote broer; de Canon PowerShot G7. Er moet een verschil merkbaar blijven en wat mij betreft stelt Canon dan ook terecht een grens.
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Overall 8
7.9

Canon PowerShot A640 Test

Let's go digital
10 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Canon Digitalkamera-Sortiment Der Erfolg, den Canon mit seinem Digitalkamera-Sortiment hat, dürfte meiner Ansicht nach unvermindert anhalten, dank der Qualitäten, die die Canon PowerShot A640 aufzuweisen hat. Die Kamera hat mir in der Praxis rundherum gut gefallen.
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