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Canon PowerShot A640

Canon PowerShot A640

10MP Compact Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom
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Editors' Ratings:
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"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
General

Brand Name

:
Canon

Model Name

:
PowerShot A640

Date Available

:
October 31, 2006
Physical

Camera Format

:
Compact

Size (W x H x D)

:
4.3 x 2.6 x 1.9 in.

Weight (without batteries)

:
8.6 oz

Easy to Use

:
Yes
Image Capture

Sensor Type

:
CCD

Sensor Size

:
7.2 x 5.3 mm

Effective Sensor Resolution

:
10.0 megapixels

Max Image Resolution

:
3648 x 2736 pixels

Shutter Lag Time (pre-focused)

:
0.07 sec

Shutter Lag Time (including auto-focus time)

:
0.6 - 0.7 sec

Power to First Shot Time

:
1.4 sec

Max Shooting Speed (continuous)

:
1.3 frames/sec

Max Shooting Speed (burst)

:
1.3 frames/sec
Video Capture

Video Available

:
Yes

HD Video Available

:
No

Max Video Resolution

:
640 x 480 pixels

Max Video Frame Rate (any resolution)

:
30 frames/sec
Lens System

Min Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
35 mm

Max Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
140 mm

Optical Zoom

:
4.0x

Digital Zoom

:
4.0x

Image Stabilization Available

:
No

Manual Focus Available

:
Yes

Auto Focus Assist Light Available

:
Yes

Min Focus Distance (not macro)

:
17.7 in.

Min Focus Distance (macro)

:
0.4 in.

Interchangeable Lenses Available

:
No
Aperture and Shutter

Max Aperture (wide-angle)

:
f/2.8

Max Aperture (tele-photo)

:
f/4.1

Max Shutter Speed

:
1/2500 sec
Exposure Controls

Min ISO Setting

:
80

Max ISO Setting

:
800

Aperture Priority Mode Available

:
Yes

Shutter Priority Mode Available

:
Yes

Full Manual Exposure Mode Available

:
Yes

Exposure Compensation

:
+/- 2.0 EV
Viewfinder and Display

Viewfinder Available

:
Yes

Viewfinder Type

:
Optical

Dioptric Adjustment Available

:
No

LCD Screen Size

:
2.5 in.

LCD Screen Resolution

:
115000 pixels

Display Mounting

:
Rotating
Flash

Flash Range (wide-angle)

:
1.5 - 14.0 ft

Flash Range (tele-photo)

:
1.5 - 9.8 ft

Flash Recycling Time

:
5.0 sec

External Flash Connection Available

:
No
Image Storage

Storage Media

:
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Sensor Raw Format Available

:
No
Interfaces

Computer Interface

:
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)

Video Out Interface Available

:
Yes
Power

Battery Type

:
AA-size (x4)

Battery Life

:
500 shots

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