PowerShot A-Series hits 10 Megapixel milestone as Canon expands range

Powershot A640 Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 24th August 2006: Canon today launches two PowerShot A-Series compact cameras with the highest resolution in the range to date - the 10.0 Megapixel PowerShot A640 and 8.0 Megapixel PowerShot A630. Replacing the highly popular PowerShot A610 and A620, both cameras feature a rotating 2.5" vari-angle LCD, 4x optical zoom lens and a vast array of creative shooting modes.

The PowerShot A640 and PowerShot A630 pack a vast array of advanced features into a remarkably compact space:

  • 10.0 Megapixels (PowerShot A640)
  • 8.0 Megapixels (PowerShot A630)
  • 2.5” vari-angle LCD screen and real-image optical viewfinder
  • 4x optical zoom
  • DIGIC II, iSAPS, 9-Point AiAF, FlexiZone AF/AE
  • Digital Tele-Converter and Safety Zoom
  • 21 shooting modes

"These two new cameras epitomize everything the A-Series stands for," said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "Combining user-friendly design with advanced functionality, they will appeal equally to novice users and serious photo enthusiasts."

For more information download the full press release

PowerShot A640 and A630 press release [PDF, 63 KB]