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Canon-powershot-a590-is.6727424
6.2 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A590 IS

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Overall 2
2.0

Total waste of money!!!

amaddox79, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera, and it is a total waste of money!  The batteries die about every 5-10 pictures taken.  It takes 2 AA batteries, and a smaller battery that the manufacturer claims ONLY holds the date/time, but this battery also died every time the AA's did, and the small batter was $6 every time I had to replace it.  I sent it to Canon for repair and they claimed that after testing it "met manufacturer standards".
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Overall 2
2.0

"Low battery indicator problem."

joannefg, CNET
19 April 2011
  • Pros: Easy to use, takes great pic's.
  • Cons: Battery indicator messed up!
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Overall 1
1.0

"Don't Take the Chance on This One"

pat6270, CNET
31 July 2010
  • Pros: Takes decent pics
  • Cons: I fell victim to this widely known (except by Cannon) defect as well. A total loss. After about 3 months of use, I got the death message "Change the Batteries." I can't believe I didn't listen to anyone on this board. I'm an idiot.
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Overall 2
2.0

"batteries die after 6 pictures"

drenajo, CNET
4 February 2010
  • Pros: It takes good pictures when it is not shutting down automatically
  • Cons: The batteries die, and die again, ad die some more. Brand new batteries, not rechargables.
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Overall 1
1.0

"camera is great but battery problems make it not usable"

ptxyz123, CNET
6 November 2009
  • Pros: Camera solidly built
  • Cons: Can not use as "change battery" message comes up even on freshly charged batteries.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Bad battery life"

s.dinesh009, CNET
13 July 2009
  • Pros: Good picture clarity but doesn't serve the purpose since I run out of battery life repeatedly even with Durcacell batteries
  • Cons: Bad battery life. Lasts roughly for about 50 clicks. Not sure if this is a quality issue.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Low rating because of the long lag time between shots."

codedred, CNET
11 May 2009
  • Pros: This camera feels good in my hand, takes very nice quality pictures, nice features. It's easy to use, easy to change between features. There is enough zoom to suit most my purposes and enough pixels to further enlarge an image with software.
  • Cons: The lag time between shots is a HUGE (HUGE) problem if you are taking pictures of children or pets or anything else that moves. I seldom, if ever, get the shot I think I'm going to get. I end up with the back of a head or an ear or nothing at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

"What a disappointment!"

Lisa1010, CNET
6 February 2009
Overall 2
2.0

"Canon Powershot a590is Defective RECALL!!!"

DandCVideos, CNET
11 November 2008
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Photography Review
9 October 2008
  • Summary: Not sure how the camera works, but the softwear sucks....I had to down size my screen to load the softwear, and was told that was the only way i could use it... The Canon tech Rep....Told i could go find other softwear if i didn't like it....Well, instead i took the camera back to Best Buy....
  • Pros: NONE All in the past!!!
  • Cons: #$^%&*())softwear
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