Summary: Photos from the Canon PowerShot A590 IS will never be mistaken for digital SLR output, but this camera is a great choice for anyone seeking an inexpensive, easy-to-use point-and-shoot that produces high-quality images. And don't be afraid to put its optical image stabilisation to the test.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A590 IS is a entry-level camera that doesn't
skimp on features. It offers a 4X optical zoom, image stabilization, a 2.5"
LCD display, full manual controls, and a VGA movie mode. Not a bad deal for
a camera selling for around
Pros: Excellent photo quality in good light, Great value for the money, Slightly more zoom power than typical cameras in this class, Optical image stabilization, Snappy performance, Very good low light focusing and LCD visibility, Full manual controls, plus plenty of scene modes, Redeye not a problem, thanks to auto redeye removal tool, Well-implemented face detection feature, Supports conversion lenses, Above average battery life using just two AA batteries, USB 2.0 High S...
Cons: Low light photos have too much noise and noise reduction artifacting, Movie mode frame rate has dropped to 20 fps since previous model, Low LCD resolution, Zoom setting not shown on LCD, Flash a little slow to charge, Plastic tripod mount
Excerpt: Physical Views The A590 IS compared to an average CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A590 IS Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System Image Capture Device Type 8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Total Pixels Approx. 8.3 Megapixels Effective Pixels Approx.
Excerpt: Canon is in the process of rolling out a trio of new “A” series digicams that sell by the container load…and we mean tons. These point-and-shoots run on AA batteries so you’ll never run out of juice—as long as there’s a 24-hour drug store around. Beyond the ubiquitous power source, they’re cheap. The new 7-megapixel PowerShot A470 is only $129 USD, the 8MP A580 costs $149 USD while the one we’re testing is $179 USD.
Pros: Affordable 8MP digicam with OIS; solid and accurate colors
Excerpt: For a bargain-bin price the 8-megapixel Canon PowerShot A590 IS has a lot of features: that 8Mp resolution, 4x optical zoom, optical image stabilisation, face detection (which recognises faces in the frame and optimises the autofocus accordingly) and a smaller-but-serviceable 2.5in LCD screen. And conveniently it runs on two AA batteries.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A590IS is a digital camera that has many useful features. It is very lightweight and sports an 8-megapixel sensor and is one of the few A series models launched by Canon in the year 2008. It also sports a 4x (35 - 140mm equivalent) optical zoom to bring distance subjects closer, a 2.5 inch LCD, Face Detection Auto Focus and various other exposure modes. The Canon PowerShot A590IS offers loads of features for an entry level digital camera.