Our Camera: Canon Powershot A640


With 10 megapixels and a 4x optical zoom this camera is a significant upgrade from our previous one megapixel no zoom model. We also enjoy the 2.5" flip screen which is handy for over head, self portrait and other unusual shots. We use a 4 GB SD card and for underwater shots we have an aquapac camera case. We also carry and use a Vanguard VS41 Flexible MiniTripod available on amazon here.


My (Andrew's) Old Camera (replaced April 2006)


Here is my digital camera which I used to take many of the pictures on this site. I got it in the fall of 2000 and even back then it was a pretty basic model. I used it until I replaced it in April 2006 but it served me well until then. I used a Lexar Media 48 MB CompactFlash card and I used the USB cable that came with the card to transfer pictures to the computer. I also use an aquapac camera case to take pictures in the water.
Kodak DC3200 Camera Specifications
CCD Resolution 1,344 x 971=1.31 millions of pixels (total number of pixels)
Picture Resolution Best/ Better 1,152 x 864=995,328 pixels
Good 576 x 432=248,832 pixels
Color 24-bit, millions of colors
Picture File Format JPEG
Picture Storage Internal 2 MB flash memory
External ATA-compatible CompactFlash card
Viewfinder Virtual image
ASA/ISO Sensitivity 100
Flash Range 5 to 8 ft (1.5 to 2.4 m)
Lens Type Optical quality glass
Maximum Aperture F/3.6
Focal Length 39 mm (equivalent to 35 mm camera)5.4 mm (actual)
Focus Distance (fixed) 2 ft (0.6 m) to infinity
Power Batteries (4) AA size 1.5-volt alkaline or AA size 1.2-volt Ni-MH rechargeable
DC Input KODAK AC Adapter (Cat# 122-0557)
Video Out NTSC
Dimensions Width 4.4 in. (113 mm)
Depth 2.1 in. (53.4 mm)
Height 3.2 in. (81 mm)
Weight 7.6 oz. (215 g) without batteries
Operating Temperature 32 to 104° F (0 to 40° C)