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PowerShot A640
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With a digital camera all the pictures you make are stored digitally, which means you can instantly view a picture after you have taken it and take as many pictures as you like, without having to buy new films all the time. It is easy to download the pictures from your camera to your computer, either at home or at the shop and edit them before printing. Once they are on your computer, you can easily share your pics with the rest of the world by putting them on-line, or e-mailing them to friends.
digital cameras
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Included since: 31 Aug 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:25:02
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Long product name Canon PowerShot A640:
The short editorial description of Canon PowerShot A640
PowerShot A640 10 Megapixel/4x/2,5'' LCD/DIGIC II

Marketing text Canon PowerShot A640

The official marketing text of Canon PowerShot A640 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:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot A640 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon PowerShot PowerShot A640, auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, Fluorescent, manual, Tungsten, beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, party (ind, black&white, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid, slide show, optical, TTL
Long summary description Canon PowerShot A640:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon PowerShot A640 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Canon PowerShot A640, PowerShot. Megapixel: 10 MP, Image sensor size: 1/1.8", Sensor type: CCD. Optical zoom: 4x, Digital zoom: 4x, Focal length range (f-f): 7.3 - 29.2 mm. Focus: TTL, Focus adjustment: Auto, Closest focusing distance: 0.01 m. ISO sensitivity: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, AUTO, Light metering: Centre-weighted, Spot. Camera shutter type: mechanical
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Picture quality
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
10 MP
Image sensor size*
Sensor type*
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Maximum image resolution*
Resolution is the amount of detail held by an image. The higher the resolution, the better (sharper) the image. The maximum image resolution produces the best image.
3648 x 2736 pixels
Lens system
Optical zoom*
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
Digital zoom*
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
7.3 - 29.2 mm
Focus adjustment*
Closest focusing distance
0.01 m
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity*
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Light metering*
Light metering mode refers to the way in which a device determines the exposure. Multi-pattern and evaluative metering: the camera measures the light intensity in several points in the scene. Centre-weighted metering: the meter concentrates between 60 to 80 percent of the sensitivity towards the central part of the viewfinder. Spot metering: the camera will only measure a very small area of the scene (between 1-5% of the viewfinder area).
Centre-weighted, Spot
Camera shutter type
Indicates if the camera shutter is mechanical or electronic.
Flash modes*
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Red-eye reduction
Video recording*
Recording moving visual images.
Maximum video resolution*
This is the maximum resolution of video images. Resolution is a measure of the degree of detail visible.
640 x 480 pixels
Video formats supported
The type of video formats that can be used by this device.
Motion JPEG frame rate
60 fps
Built-in microphone*
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Voice recording
Compatible memory cards*
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
mmc, sd
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display diagonal*
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
6.35 cm (2.5")
Display resolution (numeric)
Total number of pixels that display has.
115000 pixels
Viewfinder type
A viewfinder is the window in the camera through which a photographer views the picture. Used for choosing, composing, and often focusing the image. There are two types: optical and digital. In an optical viewfinder, the photographer looks through a transparent window to frame and focus the image. The photographer is seeing the real image, through the window of the viewfinder. With a digital viewfinde, there is an LCD display built into a camera that gives a digital view of where the camera is pointing. It's used to compose and focus the image.
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
White balance *
Technique in photography and image processing, which involves a global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors including white – correctly.
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Scenery mode', 'Portrait mode' and other modes which are manually/automatically activated on a camera and change the settings (e.g. exposure time) accordingly.
Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Self-portrait, Sports, Underwater
Photo effects *
Different effects that you can use to modify photos after they have been taken, such as colour filters.
Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Camera playback
Slide show
Image editing
Rotating, Trimming
Custom colour
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Number of batteries supported
The number of batteries that can be used with the product.
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T)
0 - 40°C
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
109.4 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
49.1 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
66 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
245 g
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
USB 2.0 ports quantity
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
Built-in flash
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.