The DX7630 made better.
(My info: I'm a DX7630 owner who purchased four of this model today as gifts and a backup camera for myself. I've taken thousands of digital photos over the last seven years, and currently do children's portraits as a hobby, and also do stock photography using these ... Read full review
(My info: I'm a DX7630 owner who purchased four of this model today as gifts and a backup camera for myself. I've taken thousands of digital photos over the last seven years, and currently do children's portraits as a hobby, and also do stock photography using these cameras.)
This camera has the same specifications and materials of the DX7630, with a couple of additional features (PictBridge compatibility, for example).
There has been minor modifications to the shape but it is still very grippable and pocketable. The lens cap has been changed, and having been an owner of the DX7630 for over a year, it's an improvement. The dial movement is improved.
That said, those are all minor changes. The best part, the fantastic quality photos this camera takes, remain the same. It has a very intuitive interface for a newer user, while at the same time has many options and settings available for those who wish to customize. It's very technophobe friendly.
This camera has relatively few artifact and noise problems compared to the other cameras in the same price range, and has a higher resolution. The nice part about the resolution is, yes, you don't really need it if you're going to print the entire photo, but if you want to be able to crop (and improve) the photo for printing, there is sufficient resolution available to crop out 3/4 of the photo, and still have quality 8x10 photos. It's possible to truly take advantage of a digital cameras possibilities in this way.
Battery life is quite good, and the memory card space generally stretches farther then the estimates. The screen is clear, and zoom works well. It's a great camera for anyone, regardless of their photography experience.