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Canon PowerShot A590 IS

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Canon PowerShot A590 IS

This digital camera from Canon USA measures 3.7 in (W) x 1.6 in (D) x 2.6 in (H) and it weights at 6.2 oz. The camera stays alive with two AA batteries which stays hidden on the right side of the PowerShot A590 IS. It comes with a memory capacity of 32MB flash and supports flash memory such as MultiMediaCard and SD Memory Card.

Features

There’s a 2.5-inch LCD screen that is featured with an optical viewfinder, a sliding mode switch, and its buttons. Also featured is the …

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Canon PowerShot A590 IS

This digital camera from Canon USA measures 3.7 in (W) x 1.6 in (D) x 2.6 in (H) and it weights at 6.2 oz. The camera stays alive with two AA batteries which stays hidden on the right side of the PowerShot A590 IS. It comes with a memory capacity of 32MB flash and supports flash memory such as MultiMediaCard and SD Memory Card.

Features

There’s a 2.5-inch LCD screen that is featured with an optical viewfinder, a sliding mode switch, and its buttons. Also featured is the 35-to-140mm-equivalent, f/2.6-to-f/5.5 lens that is said to be different from the ones usually found in compact cameras. The A590 IS features Canon's Optical Image Stabilization system which helps to shift lens elements to reduce image shake. It is said to accept conversion lenses with an optional adapter. There are certain features in this camera that is similar to the other PowerShot models such as program, aperture priority, shutter priority, and full-manual exposure control modes. What is new in this camera is its Easy mode which has been newly added in this camera. Resolution is set at 8 megapixels with color support. CCD is its optical sensor type and total pixels are 8,300,000 pixels. Effective sensor resolution is at 8,000,000 pixels and its optical sensor size is 1/2.5 in. Light sensitivity is at ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600 and ISO auto. Shooting modes featured is the usual frame movie mode while shooting programs featured are Snow, Beach, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Aquarium, Fireworks, Landscape, Kids & pets, Night scene, Portrait mode and Night snapshot. It features Face Detection. It can capture videos as well. Special effects featured include Sepia, Vivid, Neutral, Black & White and Custom Effect. Image stabilizer is optical and it helps to prevent blurry pictures from happening. Maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec while minimum shutter speed is 15 seconds. Exposure metering features are spot, evaluative and center-weighted. Exposure modes are program, automatic, shutter-priority and aperture-priority while the exposure compensation is 2 EV range and in 1/3 EV steps. White balance features are custom, presets and automatic while its presets are Cloudy, Daylight, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (cool white) and Fluorescent light (warm white). Built-in flash is featured in this camera with flash modes such Auto mode, Fill-in mode, Slow synchro, Flash OFF mode and Red-eye reduction. Type of zoom lens is 5.8 mm - 23.2 mm - F/2.6-5.5.

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  • Good entry level camera?

    I need a good entry level camera for taking pictures of friends and family. Is this a good choice?

    Answered by nilufer 2009-04-20:

    Yes, it is a good choice if you want a simple camera to take pictures for of your family and

  • How long does the battery last?

    Answered by nilufer2 2009-03-20:

    The PowerShot A590 IS is powered by two AA alkaline or NiMH batteries which is provided with the camera, and can give up to approximately 200 shots. It also provides up to approximately 540 minutes of video

  • Blue line on A590IS lcd display

    When pointing at a light bulb, there is a vertical blue line goes across the lcd display, the bigger the light, the thicker the blue line. Is this normal?

    Answered by nilufer2 2009-03-20:

    This is normal as you could be seeing the line from the top of the pentaprism or the line from the electrical traces for the AF points.

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