Canon PowerShot A640 Specifications

Canon PowerShot A640

Canon PowerShot A640

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

General

  • Depth
    1.9 in
  • 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

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

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, color accent, portrait mode, snow, stitch assist, underwater, color swap, fireworks, foliage, indoor, kids & pets, landscape, night scene, night snapshot
  • 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

Display

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

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Environmental Parameters

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

Lens System

  • Type
    4 x zoom lens - 7.3 - 29.2 mm - f/2.8-4.1
  • Lens Construction
    7 groups / 8 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    4 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-4.1
  • Min Focal Length
    7.3 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    29.2 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    17.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    7
  • Element Qty
    8
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, AF lock, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, histogram display, safety zoom, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, audio recording, auto power save, blur warning, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    DC power input, USB, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2500 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec

Battery

  • Technology
    alkaline
  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    standard form factor
  • Supported Battery Form Factor
    AA

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

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon PowerShot
  • Model
    A640
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.5 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    800
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC II
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Neutral, Positive, Sepia, Vivid
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, histogram display, safety zoom, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, audio recording, auto power save, blur warning, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, color accent, portrait mode, snow, stitch assist, underwater, color swap, fireworks, foliage, indoor, kids & pets, landscape, night scene, night snapshot

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, tungsten light, underwater

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.3 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    8.64 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    10 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/1.8"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
  • Total Pixels
    10400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10000000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.4 cm
  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Form Factor
    MultiMediaCard
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    32 MB
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PictBridge support, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    real-image zoom

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1.5 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    14 ft

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Quality
    fine, normal, super-fine
  • Image Resolution
    1600 x 1200, 3648 x 2048, 3648 x 2736, 640 x 480, 2272 x 1704, 2816 x 2112
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Resolution
    160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    15 frames per second, 30 frames per second

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    4
  • Form Factor
    AA
  • Details
    alkaline battery
  • Included
    included

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 bright
    0.5
  • 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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