Canon PowerShot A640 vs. Canon PowerShot G9 vs. Canon PowerShot G10 vs. Canon PowerShot G11 vs. Canon PowerShot G12

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5 cameras compared
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Dec 19, 2006
Oct 27, 2007
Nov 25, 2008
Dec 16, 2009
Aug 24, 2006
Aug 20, 2007
Sep 17, 2008
Aug 19, 2009
Sep 14, 2010
 
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
 
3648 x 2736
4000 x 3000
4416 x 3312
3648 x 2736
3648 x 2736
2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
3648 x 2736, 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 4416 x 2480
3648 x 2048, 2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2048, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2736 x 2736, 2192 x 2736, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1064, 1696 x 2112, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480, 384 x 480, 320 x 240
4:3, 3:2
4:3
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
15 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
15 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
1/1.8" (7.144 x 5.358 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
 
 
 
Digic 4
Digic 4
 
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800
Auto, Hi Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
6
6
6
6
6
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Super-Fine, Fine, Normal
Super-Fine Fine, Normal
Super-Fine, Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
35–140 mm
35–210 mm
28–140 mm
28–140 mm
28–140 mm
4×
6×
5×
5×
5×
F2.8–4.1
F2.8–4.8
F2.8–4.5
F2.8–4.5
F2.8–4.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
Yes (4 x)
Yes (4 x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
50 cm (19.69)
 
 
 
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
9
 
9
9
9
 
 
 
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
2.5
3
3
2.8
2.8
115,000
230,000
461,000
461,000
461,000
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (tunnel)
Optical (tunnel)
Optical (tunnel)
Optical (tunnel)
Optical (tunnel)
 
15 sec
15 sec
15 sec
15 sec
15 sec
1/2500 sec
1/2500 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.20 m
4.00 m
4.60 m
7.00 m
7.00 m
Yes (Canon High Power Flash (slave))
Yes (hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Manual (Red Eye On/Off)
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
1.5 fps
 
0.7 fps
1.1 fps
1.1 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec or custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
 
 
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
640 x 480, 30/15fps, 320 x 240, 60/30/15 fps, 160 x 120 15 fps, audio
1024 x 768 @ 15 fps, 640 x 480 @ 30/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30/15 fps, 160 x 120 @ 15 fps
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
 
 
H.264
H.264
H.264
Mono
 
 
Mono
Stereo
 
 
 
 
None
 
SD/MMC card
SD/SDHC/MMC card
SD/SDHC/MMC card
SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
32 MB SD card
32 MB SD card
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
Eye-Fi Connected
No
No
Yes (Optional (RS60-E3))
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional)
 
No
No
No
No
No
AA
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
AA (4) batteries (NiMH recommended)
Canon Lithium-Ion & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-7L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-7L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-7L rechargeable battery & charger
 
 
 
 
370
315 g (0.69 lb / 11.11 oz)
370 g (0.82 lb / 13.05 oz)
390 g (0.86 lb / 13.76 oz)
375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
401 g (0.88 lb / 14.14 oz)
109 x 66 x 49 mm (4.29 x 2.6 x 1.93)
106 x 72 x 43 mm (4.17 x 2.83 x 1.69)
109 x 78 x 46 mm (4.29 x 3.07 x 1.81)
112 x 76 x 48 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89)
112 x 76 x 48 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
 
 
 
 
None