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Canon's PowerShot SD630 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon SD630 unveiled
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 06:00 EST)

One of three SD-series Digital ELPH cameras announced by Canon today, the Canon PowerShot SD630 offers a 3x optical zoom lens and six megapixel imager.

With compact dimensions of just 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8", the SD630 features the attractive styling that is a hallmark of the series, along with a spacious 3.0-inch LCD display but forgoes any form of optical viewfinder. The 3x optical zoom offers an equivalent range of 35 - 105mm, and images are stored on Secure Digital or MultiMediaCards. A 30 frames-per-second movie mode at VGA resolution will prove useful for times when you've left the camcorder at home, and a good selection of scene modes should make the camera approachable for beginners. There's also a choice of three metering modes, ISO sensitivity to a maximum of 800, and a range of preset white balance settings along with the ability to manually set white balance. The Canon PowerShot SD630 draws power from a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, which is included along with a charger in the product bundle.

Canon PowerShot SD630
Canon's PowerShot SD630 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Canon
Model Number SD630
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8"
90.0 x 57.0 x 20.0mm
Weight 145.0 g
5.1 oz
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.5" CCD
6.00 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Dimensions 2816 x 2112 (5.9 megapixels)
2272 x 1704 (3.9 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality 3 levels
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder No
LCD 3.0"
Playback Zoom 10.0x max
Lens
Lens Type Canon Zoom Lens
3x optical zoom
None, thread size unknown
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 5.8 - 17.4mm (actual)
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - ???
Focusing Range Normal: 12" - infinity (30 cm - infinity)
Macro: 1.2" - 20" (3 cm - 50 cm)
Exposure
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/1500 second
Exposure Modes Program
Metering Modes Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom, Manual
Creative
Scene Modes Portrait, Foliage, Beach, Underwater, Fireworks, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Snow
Digital Zoom 4x
Time Lapse No
Movie Format AVI with audio
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
Storage
Recording Medium SD/MMC
File System Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Connectivity
Video Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable
Other DC In
Power
Battery Type Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Form Factor Proprietary NB-4L
Product Bundle
Battery / Charger Proprietary NB-4L Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and charger
Flash Memory 0.0MB
Other
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant Yes
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Control No
Operating System Compatibility Windows, MacOS
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Canon's PowerShot SD630 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

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