Canon calls it a Date Stamp but it can also do time & date.
It does have a limitation.
You must be in Postcard mode.
(1600 x 1200)
It does not work at any other setting.
You can read about it by downloading the
There are two user's guides.
It is mentioned only in the Advanced User's Guide,
on pages 35 and 36.
I've tried going to various threads in the forum, to see if there was a specific A640 thread, but only found random references to the camera.
My question is specific: My beloved SONY CyberShot DSC-P10 has finally died and since it's out of Warranty and the 3 year Service Plan I bought with it, it's cheaper to buy a new camera (so I've been told) than to send this away for repair.
My three demands for a small digital camera (aside from the obvious ones) are:
1) It MUST fit into my workbag sachel! I take it to my construction site daily and it has to be at the ready: 24/7.
2) It MUST have a Time/Date stamp so I can document when work was begun and ended on our construction sites. The two other SONY cameras that I looked at did NOT have the time/date feature.
3) It MUST have a viewfinder! I grew up using them on my old SLR Canon and don't want to look at a video screen to compose my shots.
Now, no matter WHAT site I visit or what review I read, I can not find a reference to whether this camera has the Time/Date option. It has a viewfinder (yes!), it fits into my work bag (another yes!) but it also must record when the photos are shot so the pictures can be printed out with the time and date.
Does anyone have this camera so they can let me know if it has this feature? I normally buy my cameras through Best Buy but they don't carry this model so I can't ask them. Where I saw this and tried the size was a MegaGrocery Store and the "sales people" knew NOTHING about any digital cameras, except how to ring them as a sale.
My construction season is going to start in a couple of weeks, or sooner, so I'd appreciate any helpful answers as soon as possible!
Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.