Canon PowerShot A630

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Powershot A630

Canon PowerShot A630

Stunning results - from any angle.

See the world differently with the 8.0 Megapixel PowerShot A630. Swivel the vari-angle screen to explore new perspectives. Expand your vision with the 4x optical zoom lens and optional accessories.

  • 8.0 Megapixels
  • 4x optical zoom
  • 2.5" vari-angle LCD
  • DIGIC II and iSAPS
  • 9-point AiAF and FlexiZone AF/AE
  • 21 shooting modes and My Colors
  • High-speed ISO 800
  • 1cm Macro mode
  • Safety Zoom & Digital Tele-converter
  • 30fps VGA movies
  • Range of accessories

8.0 Megapixels

An 8.0 Megapixel sensor gives you the freedom to crop, trim and create new compositions while retaining all the fine detail needed for high quality poster size prints.

4x optical zoom

A 4x optical zoom lens gives you the flexibility to frame shots up close or at a distance without sacrificing quality.

2.5" Vari-angle LCD screen

The large 2.5" Vari-angle LCD twists in all directions - ideal for self portraits and creative shots at unusual angles. Night Display mode aids visibility in low light while a selectable Grid Line display helps with composition. A useful 3:2 ratio overlay indicates the printable area for standard photo prints.

Visionary Technology

Canon's DIGIC II image processor manages all camera functions and processes images at high speed for excellent responsiveness and extended battery life. iSAPS is a built-in assistant that uses scene information to optimize camera settings before the shot is taken.

Flexible focusing

Rely on 9-point AiAF to keep even off-centre subjects sharply in focus, or use FlexiZone AF/AE to manually select a focus point.

Shooting modes and My Colors

21 shooting modes include a full creative zone for manual control and 10 Special Scene modes for tricky lighting conditions, including Snow, Beach and Underwater. My Colors allows colour effects to be applied to images and movies.

Great indoor and night shots

A high-speed ISO 800 setting allows you to shoot correctly exposed images in low light conditions without using a flash. ISO 800 also enables shooting at higher shutter speeds, reducing the risk of image blur.

1cm Macro mode

Focus as close as 1cm and capture all the intricate detail of tiny subjects.

Safety Zoom and Digital Tele-Converter

Safety Zoom offers extra zoom magnification without affecting image quality¹. Use the Digital Tele-Converter feature for extra reach on every shot - just like adding a tele-converter lens to the camera.

High quality movies

Shoot extra long² 30fps VGA quality movies with full audio, View them on the camera's LCD screen, or connect to a TV or PC for full screen playback.

Accessories

A complete range of optional accessories includes wide and tele-converter lenses and a slave flash. A waterproof case allows for underwater shooting at depths of up to 40 metres.

¹Safety Zoom factor dependent on image size selected

²Depending on memory card speed and capacity

  • ¹Safety Zoom factor dependent on image size selected
  • ²Depending on memory card speed and capacity

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/1.8" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.8.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 7.3 – 29.2 mm (35mm equivalent 35-140 mm)
Zoom Optical 4x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-converter approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom ¹) ². Combined approx. 16x
Maximum f/number f/2.8-f/4.1
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (2 aspherical elements)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Point Selection Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1cm

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to focusing frame)
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
Speed 15 – 1/2,500 sec
(Available shutter speeds vary depending on the shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

LCD MONITOR

Monitor Vari-angle 2.5" P-Si TFT, approx. 115,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 45cm - 4.2m (W) / 3m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Color Accent, Color Swap)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Positive Film, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx.1.8 fps ¹ (until memory card becomes full) ²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 3264 x 2448, (M1) 2592 x 1944, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3264 x 1832, (Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30/15fps
(M)320 x 240, 30/15fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 1GB or 1 hour (L and M). Up to 3 min (S) ¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian

INTERFACE

Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type Secure Digital (SD) Card or Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC),
16MB Memory card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)

POWER SOURCE

Batteries 4x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries(NB4-200) (Alkalines supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 350 shots ¹ (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 500 shots (with optional Canon NB-2AH batteries) ¹
Approx. 20 hours. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 20 hours. playback (with Canon NB-2AH batteries)
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter CA-PS500

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Case DCC-300
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC8 , Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Lenses Conversion Lens Adapter, LA-DC58F
Tele-Converter 1.75x TC-DC58N,
Wide converter 0.7x WC-DC58N
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300, AC Adapter Kit ACK600

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 109.4 x 66.0 x 49.1mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 245g
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods, except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006)
  • which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • This does not apply to Digital IXUS WIRELESS.