Canon PowerShot A640 Specifications

Canon PowerShot A640

Part Number: 1287B001AA (Reviewed) Released: September 15, 2006

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Sensor Resolution
    10.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    10,400,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10,000,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/1.8"
  • Optical Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC II
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    composite video
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200
  • Exposure Metering
    spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    underwater
  • Special Effects
    Neutral
  • White Balance
    automatic
  • White Balance Presets
    fluorescent
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2500 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 - 140mm mm
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic
  • Min Focus Range
    17.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.4 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Construction
    7 groups / 8 elements
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    built-in flash
  • Flash Modes
    slow synchro
  • Features
    flash +/- compensation
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.5 ft - 14 ft

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.5 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    2 sec
  • Additional Features
    safety zoom

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Display

  • Resolution
    115,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    rotating

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows 98 SE
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories
    USB cable

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    32 MB
  • Image Storage
    Super-fine JPEG 3648 x 2736
    Fine JPEG 3648 x 2736
    Normal JPEG 3648 x 2736
    Super-fine JPEG 2816 x 2112
    Fine JPEG 2816 x 2112
    Normal JPEG 2816 x 2112
    Super-fine JPEG 2272 x 1704
    Fine JPEG 2272 x 1704
    Normal JPEG 2272 x 1704
    Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200
    Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200
    Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200
    Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480
    Fine JPEG 640 x 480
    Normal JPEG 640 x 480
    Super-fine JPEG 3648 x 2048
    Fine JPEG 3648 x 2048
    Normal JPEG 3648 x 2048
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps
    AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.3 in
  • Depth
    1.9 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    8.6 oz

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag dim
    1.0
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    1.5
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    2.4
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    1.3
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    1.7

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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