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

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

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Overall 4
4.0

Power Shot A590

enguyen28, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Power Shot A590 is an extremely useful camera for beginning users and is moderately priced for a starter camera. I don't have much anything nice to say about it outside of this. The reason is, because it drains batteries like nother camera that I have seen before. I can only get off about 40 to 50 shots off before the camera shuts down and leaves cameraless.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Canon needs to fix this camera problem!"

thimblyjina, CNET
15 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Very unreliable battery performance"

zreet, CNET
5 November 2010
  • Pros: Great images and features.
  • Cons: Battery life can range from 10 pictures to 150 depending on some unpredictable "mood" the camera gets in. A factory reset fixes it, but for what it costs, it shouldn't have such a basic problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Wasn't impressed"

disneycowgirl, CNET
18 February 2010
  • Pros: Easy to use, OK LCD screen
  • Cons: Image quality was low, serious lag time between pictures, battery life under 100 pictures! I've tried to make this camera work for me for the past year, and I have never really liked it. It wasn't worth the money spent.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Battery problem, should be recalled"

marcocopopololo, CNET
27 July 2009
  • Pros: Simplicity of use, very practical 2sec delay, uses AA battery, can use alternate open source programs.
  • Cons: Major battery problem appearing after few months of usage.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Good while it lasted."

willy5775, CNET
4 July 2009
  • Pros: It was 8MP, had a viewfinder, took AA batteries, and SDHC compatible.
  • Cons: It has the same problem as many other Canon cameras---the lens will not close at all or completely.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Don't buy this."

ejmfoley, CNET
16 March 2009
Overall 4
4.0

"Weak flash and too much contrast broke the deal"

yasinghMD, CNET
17 January 2009
  • Pros: Small size, good picture quality, good color and clarity in daylight, uses AA batteries, SDHC memory card, a conventional cord and USB 2.0 interface, viewfinder, manual controls, AF assist lamp. Remembers the choices after the camera was turned off.
  • Cons: The flash does not cover the entire field. The center was overexposed while the edges were dark. Flash also takes too long to recharge. The pictures had too much contrast and the shadows were too dark, not balanced overall.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Bad camera"

mikesey_97, CNET
17 January 2009
  • Pros: Price is good. 8 megapixels
  • Cons: Fuzzy images, out of focus even with image stabilisation. Images over exposed.
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Overall 4
4.0

The A560 is MUCH better

Captainkeyboard, J&R
7 January 2009
  • Summary: I bought this model because I have had great results with my wife's A560. Now I know why it is so hard to find the A560 - it is fantastic. The A590 looks, and feels cheap, like a badly made Chinese knockoff. It is practically impossible to get batteries and flash card in and out, the slide cover is so poorly made. The first thing you will notice when you turn it off is how awkward the software is. The display will randomly turn on and off, regardless of the settings.
  • Pros: Comfortable Controls
  • Cons: Feels Cheap, Long Lag Time, Short Battery Life, Top of Picture Dark, Weak Construction
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