Canon PowerShot A630

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Julya
 
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I have been using this camera for a few years now and it's a great manual compact point and shoot. It is very versatile with some limitations of course. The ISO only goes up to 800, and it doesn't have image stabilization making the use of a tripod a must. The screen can move around which is nice because you can capture people in their true elements while traveling. There 5 different levels of manual settings letting you control how much control you have, plus there is the preset settings if ...

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dholl
 
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After 6 months and over 3000 pictures I've now sold my A630 for the exact same price that I bought it (€150 used) proving that this is a classic which doesn't lose its value easily. It's so consistently good across-the-board that it's hard to say what the best thing about it is, but in short: - excellent sharpness straight-out-of-cam, especially for macro - extensive manual controls allow almost complete freedom - flexi-bendy screen (brilliant for awkward macro shots) - widely-available ...

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Fantastic quality for the price! Fantastic macro at 1 cm. Problems: none

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Escudeiro
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Excellent image quality up to ISO 200 with sharp and natural results! Lots of features, great 35-140mm F2.8-F4.1 fast lens. 8 MP in an 1/1.8" sensor are more than enough. I also have a Fuji F30, wich provides better image quality starting at ISO 200 due to less image noise (but the A630 is better IMO at outdoors/daylight shots). The A630 is an exciting camera and a great value, it´s much better than i expected... Problems: Live histogram, IS and Raw would be a plus. Noisy at ISO 400 and ...

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Evert S
 
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After my PS510 I tried the Fuji S6500FD, which gave pretty bad pictures (very bad lenses, Fujinon lenses!!). Returned it in a week. Now knowing that an old Canon PS gave perfect pictures in comparison to a relatively recent and huge-lens Fuji I decided to go for a new PowerShot. I selected for manual options, CCD size and macro abilities. The PS A630 was comparable with the Fuji S6500FD, but without the useless "face-detection" and less optical zoom. But it indeed shoots great pictures. Canon ...

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Yet another camera for watersports, this will probably last me for a while. My Canon A540 and Bonica Snapper Suit was sort of okay, but I still wanted something better for my kayak photos. I considered the Fujifilm F31fd with its reputation for low noise, however I was concerned about its reputation for high contrast. I photograph a lot of people whose faces are shaded by hats in the bright sun. I bought the Canon A630 plus the WP-DC8 underwater housing. The A630 seems to be the last of the ...

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roudou31
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J try somes cameras: FUJI F30, SONY CSCW80, PANASONIC lumix LX2 and this one the CANON A630.. For image quality, this CANON is the best and over very, very fare than the others. Its more heavy, but the pictures are realy good..J think it is the best choice to You...!! Be careful whith the others, bad pictures, to much noise... Realy this one is the best....!!! Problems: Big and heavy.. But pictures quality 10/10

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kjao
 
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First I am a keen amateur photographer who has been using DSLR for two years and is looking for a P&S to leave in my bag to take everywhere. Low-light performance doesn't worry me since I will use my DSLR for it if needed. Pros - The image quality is excellent up to ISO200, and quite OK at ISO400 but I probably won't be using anything higher than that. - swivel LCD is very handy and one of the reason I chose it over Panasonic models in this price range - very easy to use. I found myself ...

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KitttyKat
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For a while I was very against point-and-shoot cameras; all I owned were SLRs, TLRs, and Rangefinders. I liked having complete control over how my pictures came out and I didn't trust a point-and-shoot to do the same job. A few months ago I decided to invest in a point-and-shoot because I didn't want to have to worry about exposure, focus, and the like at family gatherings and when I was hanging out with my friends. I was very skeptical at first, but after using the Canon PowerShot A630 ...

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Pru
 
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Finally upgraded my PowerShot A80 to this baby for $213 after tax out the door and they almost look and feel the same. The A630 is lighter, not as much metal, so doesn't feel as strong; LCD is much larger on A630 and best of all, everything is familiar in terms of feel and navigation. My wife dropped the A630 on concrete before I even got a chance to take four pictures. It dented a lot and one edge opened a bit but it seems to work fine. I think being lighter actually helped in this case. Vid ...

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