PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
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.
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.
A 4x optical zoom lens gives you the flexibility to frame shots up close or at a distance without sacrificing quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Focus as close as 1cm and capture all the intricate detail of tiny subjects.
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.
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.
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
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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|
|Construction||8 elements in 7 groups (2 aspherical elements)|
|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|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1cm|
|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)
|Settings||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||Vari-angle 2.5" P-Si TFT, approx. 115,000 pixels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||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|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|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)|
|My Camera||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|Sound Memo||Up to 60 sec per image|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||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|
|Computer||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||Secure Digital (SD) Card or Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC), |
16MB Memory card supplied
|PC Macintosh||Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2|
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Drivers||TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)|
|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|
|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|
|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|