With 21 shooting modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way. For example, 10 Special Scene modes make many challenging shots like snow, beach and fireworks easy, and even include Color Accent and Color Swap to let you customize and play with color.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions.
The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
The ultimate in creative control, you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
Define and store your own settings to achieve the effects you prefer.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Shoot in VGA and QVGA (30 fps/15 fps for up to 1 hour or 1GB) or QQVGA (15 fps for up to 3 minutes).
Special Scene Mode
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or bluish tint.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect. (Note: Optional Waterproof Case WP-DC8 required for shooting any underwater images)
Indoor Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
* Actual results may vary from examples shown above. Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
The 9-point AiAF lets you place your subject almost anywhere in the frame and achieve razor-sharp focus. The PowerShot A640 also features ISO 800 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations with high shutter speeds, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.