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Canon PowerShot A630

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews of Canon PowerShot A630. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The price and screen also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the focus and viewfinder. There are some negative reviews about the image stabilizer and storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A630 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A630

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A630 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and image quality are overall positive. The battery and usability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the portability.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon PowerShot A630

 

This is probably just too big to fit in most pockets but the lack of a case is not vital as the lens is covered and the screen is capable of being rotated 180 degrees as with a lot of camcorders.

The is 11.5x6.5x5cm and weights around 350grams. This is an 8mega pixel unit with 4x optical zoom. The SD card supplied is only 16MB (down probably to pressure from retailers) but I was very surprised to find it comes only standard with (4) AA...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A630

 

If you would like a digital camera with advanced features, but cannot afford a digital SLR then the Canon Powershot A630 is a very good option. I look on this type of camera as a starter camera for anyone who has an interest in photography.

Sharpness of the photos ; Indoor photo quality ; Feature set at reasonable price ; LCD performance in lowlight ; Angle of LCD screen can be varied

Small SD card supplied

"The Canon Powershot A630 is another solid offering from Canon. With manual exposure controls, a more than reasonable price tag and good picture quality the Powershot A630 is likely to be a big seller. Recommended."

Oct, 2006

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - PowerShot A630

 

Canon's PowerShot range of compact digital cameras has been popular for many years and, as prices continue to drop, more and more features are built into each new model. The A630 has much the same size ...

The PowerShot A630 is a useful compact digital camera with a lot of features for the money. It's good to see the high resolution and flexible LCD monitor being included in a camera in this price bracket, but some other shortcuts, such as the low...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Another great advanced compact camera from Canon, the PowerShot A630 is a wonderful choice for those after a little more control and versatility. It offers great image quality and comes with plenty of useful features.

Sharp pictures, Brilliant colour capture, Lots of features

Some minor over-sharpening issues, Chunky design

Aug, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Canon Powershot A630

 

This slightly pricey, 8-megapixel compact isn't super-trim and sexy, but it works very well in lots of situations. The PowerShot A630 packs an amazing array of useful features and is incredibly simple to operate. Despite the cost, there is plenty to love.

Big, bright articulating 2.5-inch LCD. Easy-to-use manual controls. Direct-vision viewfinder. 4X optical zoom. Lots of manual controls.

A little pricey for a compact. Video could be smoother. Slightly bulky.

The 8MP Canon PowerShot A630 may be a bit bulky for a compact camera, but the great physical controls and easy-to-use features will appeal to those who appreciate a variety of settings to capture their photos.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A630 review

 

An 8-megapixel version of the 10-megapixel PowerShot A640 , the Canon PowerShot A630 is otherwise identical to its higher-resolution sibling. Both share the same sturdy, chunky body; 35mm-to-140mm-equivalent lens with accessory lens mount; and broad...

Lots of manual controls; flip-out LCD; accessory lenses are available.

Noisy at ISO 800; no image stabilization.

Though it's not a great choice for low-light shooting, the Canon PowerShot A630 is a solid, feature-rich digital camera.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A630

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A630 Specifications Image Capture Device Type 8.0 Megapixel, 1/1.8 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Total Pixels Approx. 8.30 Megapixels Effective Pixels Approx. 8.0 Megapixels Lens Focal Length...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald, CNET.com (cnet.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A630 Review - Digital Cameras

 

Though it's not a great choice for low-light shooting, the Canon PowerShot A630 is a solid, feature-rich digital camera.

Lots of manual controls, Flip-out LCD, Accessory lenses are available, Noisy at ISO 800, No image stabilisation

Noisy at ISO 800, No image stabilisation

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A630 review: Canon PowerShot A630

 

Lots of manual controls; flip-out LCD; accessory lenses are available.

Noisy at ISO 800; no image stabilization.

Though it's not a great choice for low-light shooting, the Canon PowerShot A630 is a solid, feature-rich digital camera.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera - Hands-On Preview

 

The Canon PowerShot A630 couples an 8.0-megapixel CCD imaging sensor with a 4x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 35-140mm, a moderate wide-angle to a somewhat more generous telephoto than you'll find on most compact...

Excellent value for the money ; Bright, attractive color that stops short of seeming overdone ; Good skin tones ; Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well ; Better than average exposure accuracy ; Good lens, generally low distortion and...

Inaccurate optical viewfinder, Too many manuals to find what you need when you need it, Auto rotation not recognized by many other standard applications

Nov, 2006

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