Summary: I bought this used and it arrived sooner than expected. The camera is good for outdoor daylight pictures. The only drawback is for indoor pictures. The flash takes too long to get ready between pictures. This camera is discontinued but it serves my purposes just fine.
Excerpt: When we first started looking for cameras, we didn’t realize how expensive they all were. After a couple days of looking, we quickly knew that if we wanted a good camera, it was going to cost us. So we settled on the Canon A590 IS.
Summary: The Powershot A590IS is a wonderful little camera that takes excellent picture and has enough manual controls to assure good results in more creative situations. Newer models similar to this camera have more megapixels but no IS so generally speaking image quality is no better and may not be as good. Uses AA batteries so powering the camera is never a problem.
Summary: I purchased this camera shortly after Christmas 2008 as my first digital camera - I good choice it was. This camera takes quality photos. It has manual and "semi-manual" modes (like "P"), which I like, so that I can control the results of images (previews of image results are provided via the lcd screen in the camera).
Summary: This camera works awesome!!! I bought it to use it in astronomy. I receive it in very well conditions!!! The camera is of great quality and I can even say that although it is an old model it is a lot better than actual digital camera models. It is a great camera for everyday use and I would not hesitate to buy other one in another moment.
Summary: I use Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries. I cannot believe how fast the camera runs out of juice and needs to have fresh batteries put in. I have been searching the net for 2-3 years looking to see if anyone else had the problem and am RELIEVED that I am not alone. If there is no way to fix this, it would be great if Canon would give me $50 or so towards a new camera. I can't believe I have to buy a new camera now.
Pros: Good for close-ups, Good for out-door pictures.
Cons: Don't even think of using this camera for concert pictures. Always, always have extra batteries on hand.
AMAZING camera, great quality pics for a small price
10 July 2012
Summary: I LOVE this camera!!!!! It is very easy to use and easy to hold. There is a ledge to grip where cannon is written. It feels very stable in my hands!!!!! My 17 year old son said he thinks they should start making this camera again. (He has taken classes in school on photography and enjoys taking pictures.) He said the manuel settings are easy to use. For a point and shoot he says it's pretty good. He did say the iso doesn't go very high (1600).
Very nice camera with viewfinder, too bad it is discontinued.
Sandra Thompson "sandrat", Amazon
6 May 2012
Summary: This is the ideal camera for me. It is easy to use, and I can carry it in my pocket. The camera has a viewfinder, which is vital for outdoor photography in full sunlight (glare is bad on a screen) and also is vital for older photographers who would have to fish around for reading glasses to compose shots using the viewscreen. If you keep the viewscreed dark, and shoot mostly in sunlight, two AA batteries can carry you through over a thousand shots.
I have this camera and it shoots excellent pics at 8mp.
1 January 2012
Summary: See the Cons above!
Pros: Small camera size with manual settings.
Cons: The only con I can see is the price your listing this camera for! I bought this camera about 3 yrs. ago and only paid about $130.00. The price you show is way way to high for a CCD (not CMOS) sensor and a 8mp 4x zoom camera!