Summary: The Canon PowerShot A580 is a camera affordable and suitable for beginners of photography. Convenient, small and handy, it has a fairly large display, various scene modes, specific function for the realization of portraits, functions for retouching and the optical viewfinder, while the image...
Pros: Available memory slightly above average; optical viewfinder, face detection, 4x Optical Zoom.
Summary: The chunky, cheery styling isn't to our taste, but the friendly price, accessible controls and respectable image quality pull it out of the bag for this unsophisticated and easy-to-use point-and-shoot
Pros: Accessible controls; decent images.
Cons: Lacks panache; vanilla feature set; no optical image stabilisation.
Canon PowerShot A580: A Great Picture For Little Money
Personal Electronics buzz
7 June 2008
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A580 digital camera is a great little camera for less than $150. It is a little slow on the uptake for taking continuous shots, but it captures great images. The A580 has a built-in microphone, captures video, takes great still shots and has a built-in flash.
Summary: Sharing most of the features and visual virtues of its image stabilized sibling, the , including a fast 4X (35mm-140mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, the PowerShot A580 camera features an 8-megapixel CCD image sensor, the option of fully automatic or semi-automatic settings and 12 easily selectable...
Conclusion: No surprises. This is another Canon digital camera offering very good picture quality at a very reasonable price. If you want something relatively inexpensive, but effective then you could do a lot worse than pick up the Canon Powershot A580.
Excerpt: Retro Styling The body shape is all smoothed corners, with a bulging battery housing that acts as a comfortable grip. The flowing lines give it an almost retro look, with rounded edges on the flash like the eyes of a ’50s robot.