Explanation of battery performance PowerShot A630 and A640

Article ID: ART123911 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Explanation of battery performance PowerShot A630 and A640


Battery Performance

Number of Images Shot

Playback Time

LCD Monitor ON
(Based on the CIPA standard)

LCD Monitor OFF

AA Alkaline (included with the camera)

Approx. 280 images (PowerShot A640)

Approx. 1200 images

Approx. 20 hours

Approx. 350 images (PowerShot A630)

AA NiMH Battery NB-3AH (fully charged)

Approx. 500 images

Approx. 1500 images

Approx. 20 hours

  • The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and settings.
  • Movie data is excluded.
  • At low temperatures, the battery performance may diminish and the low battery icon may appear very rapidly. In these circumstances, the performance can be improved by warming the battery in a pocket before use.

<Test Conditions>

Shooting: Normal temperature (23oC +/-2o / 73oF +/-3.6o), normal relative humidity (50% +/- 20%), alternating wide angle end and telephoto end shots at 30 second intervals with the flash fired once every two shots and the camera power turned off after every tenth shot. Power is left off for a sufficient amount of time*, then the power is turned back on and the testing procedure is repeated.

- A Canon-brand memory card is used.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature

Playback: Normal temperature (23° C +/- 2o, 73° F +/- 2o), normal relative humidity (50% +/- 20%) continuous playback at 3 seconds per image.



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