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 stabilizer is absent. The available memory and zooming are slightly above average but nothing special.
Pros: Available memory slightly above average; optical viewfinder, face detection, 4x Optical Zoom
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 Scene shooting modes.
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. It is comfortable to hold with one hand when viewing the 2.5-inch screen, or when clutching it with both hands and viewing through the optical viewfinder.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A580 Digital Camera The Canon PowerShot A580 IS compact digital camera combines ease-of-use with advanced Canon technologies. The Canon PowerShot A580 boasts a 4x optical zoom lens that captures sharp images full of colour and detail. 16x digital zoom extends the cameras reach should you need to get in closer.