Canon Powershot A640 Digital Camera Kit 10.0 Megapixel, 4x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen

SKU: ICAA640 MFR: 1287B001
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Canon's PowerShot A640 compact digital camera combines functionality with photographic simplicity, all in a compact form factor that fits snugly in the hand. Named for their use of AA batteries, Canon's A-series digital cameras offer comfortably placed controls & feature high image quality in order for consumers to capture, save & share images of meaningful memories, personal milestones & family functions

The PowerShot A640 digital camera is equipped with a high resolution 10.0 Megapixel CCD. The camera features a high-quality Canon 4x Optical Zoom lens, an optical viewfinder, & a 2.5" Vari-Angle LCD screen. The camera is equipped with Canon's 9-point AiAF "Smart" autofocus system

The A640 model features 21 shooting modes. The standard shooting modes are Full Auto, Program, Manual, Shutter-priority, & Aperture-priority. Additional modes include Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (10 varieties), Stitch Assist & Movie

2 new shooting features for the A-Series line are Safety Zoom & Digital Tele-converter. The Safety zoom function allows users to comfortably explore digital zoom without sacrificing image quality while the new Digital Tele-converter digitally emulates having a traditional tele-converter attached

The new A-Series digital camera is also capable of recording VGA movies with sound at 30 frames per second for up to 36 minutes per clip with optional high-capacity 4GB SDHC memory cards, making it perfect for capturing memories in motion

The camera's grip is ergonomically improved, & the control layout is even easier to use then before. The large & bright 2.5" LCD screen features TFT design for a wide viewing angle, & the size of the screen makes it easier for users to read menu settings & preview/review their photos

Canon's enhanced (from previous models) 'My Colors' mode provides PowerShot users with an incredible range of creative photo effects, which can be accessed directly from the camera with no need for post-processing in a computer. Consumers can adjust a specific color within an image to modify the look & feel of their picture.

Available My Color playback modes include Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, & Vivid Red; lighter & darker skin tones, as well as options for creating black & white, sepia, neutral & positive film effects. Where previously, users could only enable 'My Colors' while shooting, the updated My Colors mode lets users retouch captured images as well, without the need for special software applications or tools

Because of Canon's proprietary Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit image processor, consumers can enjoy long battery life, smooth operation, accurate color reproduction, & excellent image quality.

The PrintShare button simplifies & accelerates direct printing to compatible Canon & PictBridge enabled printers & 1-touch image transfer to computers for use with image processing programs, uploading to the Internet, or as email attachments.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to setup (5) , Simple controls (5) , Large clear LCD (3) , Short lag time (3) , Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Fun (4) , Travel (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (2) , Professional (2) , Casual user (1)

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Key Features

  • Canon's first A Series digital camera with 10.0 Megapixel resolution and 4x Optical Zoom lens
  • Large 2.5 inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for easier on-camera viewing and optical viewfinder
  • A high-performance camera with 21 shooting modes, 9-point AiAF, ISO 800 and HighISO Auto to reduce image blur and expand low-light shooting capability
  • DIGIC II Image Processor and iSAPS Technology for superior image quality, fast operation and low power consumption
  • Movie Mode recording with sound at 30 fps VGA (640x480)
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Printand Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

Technical Specs

Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical / 4x Digital / 16x Combined Zoom
Total Pixels 1/1.8 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 10.40 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Lens Type Autofocus
Optical Zoom 4x
Focal Length 7.3-29.2mm f/2.8-4.1 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 0.39 in.-1.5 ft./1-45cm (WIDE), 9.8 in.-1.5 ft./25-45cm (TELE
Aperture Range Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/4.1
Focusing Type TTL Autofocus
Sensitivity Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
Shutter Speed 15-1/2500 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot** Metering frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame
Exposure Control Modes Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual
Photo Effects (Color Modes) Photo Effects: My Colors Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance System Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater), Custom
Scene Modes Shooting Modes: Auto; Creative: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets,Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), Stitch Assist, Movie
Flash Modes Built-in Flash: Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Auto w/ Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range Normal: 1.5-14 ft./45cm-4.2m (W), 1.5-9.8 ft./45cm-3.0m (T)
Macro: 9.8 in.-1.5 ft./25-45cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.5 fps
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Storage Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMedia Card
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural)
Image Compression: Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural)
JPEG Compression Modes Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Adjustable Resolutions Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen)
Video Recording Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps) available up to 1GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps))
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Output NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Audio Out: Monaural
Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Display 2.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels: Approx. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Language Options 25 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian)
Playback Options Playback Modes File: Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2xf 10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Auto Play, Resume PlaybackMovie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
Erase Modes: Still Image: single image, all images Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Power Source 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x4)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK600
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 280 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)* (* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used)
Playback Time: Approx. 1,200 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 1,200 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Dimensions 4.31" x 2.60" x 1.93" / 109.4mm x 66.0mm x 49.0mm
Weight Approx. 8.64 oz./245g (camera body only)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
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