Hands-on Preview posted for Canon PowerShot A640|
(Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 05:57 EST)
Canon PowerShots have always been reader favorites, valued for their user-friendly design, excellent photo characteristics, and good build quality.
The Canon PowerShot A640 combines all the best of the A-series, with an impressive 10 megapixel CCD, a very good quality 4x optical zoom lens, and a big articulated LCD. The Canon A640 offers everything from full automatic to full manual exposure control, with a healthy set of Scene modes thrown in. The Canon A640's articulating LCD is now bigger and still just as useful as past iterations, and the camera's reliance on AA batteries is a critical factor for many who want to have a ready supply of compatible batteries no matter where they go.
The Canon A640's lens is superb, delivering excellent sharpness center to corner, and high ISO shots are some of the best we've seen. Thanks to the Canon A640's high-speed DIGIC-II processing chip, it is also very responsive, and its movie capability is impressive as well.
Bottom line, the Canon A640 is destined to become a classic. It's just an excellent all-around digital camera. See our hands-on preview of the Canon A640 for more.