At A Glance

For a beginners' camera, the PowerShot A590IS has nice image quality and superb stabilization.

Manufacturer’s Description

PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera offers 8.0 megapixels, a 4X optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer and 2.5" LCD. 19 shooting modes range from manual to automatic including Easy Mode to handle all the details automatically, from setting the flash to reducing blur and improving image quality. DIGIC III Image Processor with Enhanced Face Detection sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance automatically for greater freedom. Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings. Print/Share Button allows easy direct printing and downloading. Camera features ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Night Display for easy viewing in low light. Storage media includes SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultimediaCard, MMC Plus Card, and HC MMC Plus Card. Uses two AA alkaline batteries, two rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries or AC adapter kit.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Size Supported AA
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Number of Batteries Supported 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 8.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
UPC Code 013803089325
Manufacturer Part Number 2462B001
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot A590 IS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera offers 8.0 megapixels, a 4X optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer and 2.5" LCD. 19 shooting modes range from manual to automatic including Easy Mode to handle all the details automatically, from setting the flash to reducing blur and improving image quality. DIGIC III Image Processor with Enhanced Face Detection sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance automatically for greater freedom. Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings. Print/Share Button allows easy direct printing and downloading. Camera features ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Night Display for easy viewing in low light. Storage media includes SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultimediaCard, MMC Plus Card, and HC MMC Plus Card. Uses two AA alkaline batteries, two rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries or AC adapter kit.

Product Model A590 IS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Image Stabilization Optical
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Battery
  • 32MB MMC Plus Card MMC-32MH
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Software CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC300
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.6"
Width 3.7"
Depth 1.6"
Weight (Approximate) 6.17 oz
Video
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Optical
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Very Good
Color Good
Sharpness Good
Distortion Good
Performance
Image Quality, Sharpness 45.7
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 58.8
Image Quality, Color 64.0
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 63.6
Battery Life (minutes) 135.5
Image Quality, Exposure 62.2
Number of Shots 248.0
Image Quality, Distortion 56.1
Battery Life Score Good
Image Quality, Overall 59.1
Number of Batteries 2
Image Quality Score Good

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