Canon PowerShot A640 Specifications

Canon PowerShot A640

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

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    4.3 in
  • Depth
    1.9 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    8.64 oz
  • Sensor Resolution
    10.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    10400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10000000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/1.8"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC II
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, night snapshot, portrait mode, snow, stitch assist, underwater, color accent, color swap, fireworks, foliage, indoor, kids & pets, landscape, night scene
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Neutral, Positive, Sepia, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, tungsten light, underwater
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2500 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, audio / video cable, wrist strap

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.5 ft - 14 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Environmental Parameters

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

Display

  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Lens System

  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-4.1
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.4 in
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 m
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Min Focus Range
    17.7 in
  • Lens Construction
    7 groups / 8 elements
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Optical Zoom
    4 x
  • Features
    aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    32 MB MMC, 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

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    real-image zoom
  • Type
    real-image zoom
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.5 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    AE lock, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, histogram display, safety zoom, AF lock, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, audio recording, auto power save, blur warning, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Battery

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

Software

  • Type
    Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon Remote Capture, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.2 - 10.4, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, SVGA monitor, USB port

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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Canon PowerShot A640

Part Number: 1287B001AA Released: Sep 15, 2006
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