Canon PowerShot A630

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
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Sharp images, beautiful colours, full manual control, swiveling/articulating LCD, a good grip, and SD movie mode. Many years of enjoyment! Can't take pictures in low light and the viewfinder is junk, but what can you expect? Problems: The battery door hinge mechanism is a bit flimsy after years of use.

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WARNING (sound in videos) I purchased the A630 to replace my Canon G3. The A630 had many advantages over the G3 including price, image size, speed, weight, and video image size/duration. The price was right at $300 with taxes in August 2007. We were quite happy with the camera and the pictures and liked all the features of the A630 until we started playing back the videos we took. The videos were great, if we were deaf, but unfortunately there was a distinct high-pitched buzz in all but the ...

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Ben Roubin
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A very good camera for the money. Large tilt and swivel screen, but hard to see in daylight. Plenty of good features for the beginner as well as the more advanced shooter. However Canon left off remote shooting, minus points for that. Problems: NO REMOTE SHOOTING from the computer that almost every Canon has had for many years. BOO! Absurd 16mb SD card. Back to the store it goes.

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vic04
 
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Have had the camera for about four months and have taken about 500 shots. I was generally satisfied with image quality and ease of use. Wanted small, fairly rugged camera for use on hikes etc. so from outward appearance (metal body) A630 seemed to fit the bill. However encounter what I think is a version of the dreaded E18 error that a Google search shows is found with many Canon point-and- shoot cameras. Camera was not dropped or abused. It has riddden in its case in my knapsack on walks ...

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Disappointed with color & Auto-focus. Two months ago I bought a Canon A630. I've taken several hundred shots, mostly outdoors (visiting Thailand) and of our puppy indoors. The colors are flat, photos lack clarity, the gimmick scene modes are useless, and in the Auto setting the focus is undependable. I like the shutter-priority mode (very much), and in program mode I changed things (like center focus instead of multi-point) which gives me dependable results. I can also get decent colors via ...

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Simon08
 
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Picture quality - normal - I'm beginner - so might not know about correct usage of options. Features - those avalable - function superb. After 2 month & over 1500 shots (including *.avi) Sattisfyed. ELSE... it would be a needed option to have TWAIN-compatible control driver for camera to use it instead of scanner. Well .... Inspite of some "improovment idea" below, the camera is VERY good for it's price (~ 370 USD in my country) Problems: Construction - SD/MMC under same cover with ...

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YunusEmre
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I got the camera 3 days ago, so this will not be detailed. But putting down my 30D and picking this up and trying a few shots was not a good idea. I should have been playing with my 5 year old P&S instead of the 30D right before this camera. But still while I was getting the hang of it , A630 took some dreadful pictures in the 'auto' mode. Later I was able to take some amazing shots in Tv mode with and without flash (ISO 80). I was impressed with the detail and sharpness after viewing my ...

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winterland
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Shipped out from Gateway last month as a replacement for the A620 which I had waited on for two months. They switched to the newer model without consulting me first, but let me have it for $200.00 so I was happy. Seems like a swell little camera, macro is very crisp, blur in lower light conditions is quite pronounced when using auto. Struggles with indoor basketball games on any setting, with or without tripod, needs lots of light! The two nipples that poke up from the bottom of the swivel ...

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d50dad
 
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I have owned briefly 2 of these cameras. There has been some changes from the previous model (A620). I do like the larger LCD BUT I do not care for the single door for both the battery and the memory card (16 mg ???). Canon was looking for ways to make the A630 cheaper. The photos were a little on the fuzzy side and not as crisp as the A620. If you can get the A620 go that route. I got mine with a canon printer for the same price as the A630 and ended up returning these units. Problems: ...

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