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PowerShot A590

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

The many features of the PowerShot A590 camera will only be know over time with use. Reading the manual & brouchers will show you how do do some things in a clinical way, but it is not until you use the Canon PowerShot A590IS digital camera in your own way will you learn many of the features and what they will truly mean to you.

Photography is very subjective. What makes a good photgraph is only something that an indivisual can judge. So I would suggest that you buy the Canon PowerShot A590IS camera today and learn for yourself what it is about photography and photographs that you like.

See below for the full specifications of the Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera.


Product Specifications


CCD / Image Processor:

Effective Number of Pixels: 8.0 MP
Size / Filter Array:  1/2.5 inch / Primary colour filter (Bayer)
Processor:  DiG!C III


Focal Length (optical):  5.8 (W) - 23.2 (T) mm
Zoom: Approx. 4x
35mm film equivalent:  35 (W) - 140 (T) mm
Shutter Speed :  15 - 1/2000 sec
f/number:  f/2.6 - f/8.0 (W), f/5.5 - f/8.0 (T)

Focusing / Range:

Focusing Frame: Face detect1 / 9-point AiAF / 1-point AF (fixed: centre)
 AF System:  TTL Autofocus
Range:  Normal: 45cm - infinity, Macro: 5cm - 45cm (W), 30cm - 47cm (T)

Control/Balance :

Light Metering Method:  Evaluative2 / Centre-weighted average / Spot3 (Metering frame when Fixed : Centre)
Exposure Compensation:  2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Exposure Control Method:  Program AE
Sensitivity (Equivalent Film Speed):  Auto / High ISO Auto / ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 /1600 equivalent
White Balance Modes:  Auto + Pre-set (Daylight / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Fluorescent H / Custom
White Balance Control:  TTL White Balance

Selectable Shooting Modes:

Shooting Modes: Auto / Easy / Camera Manual / Portrait / Landscape / Night Snapshot / Kids and Pets / Indoor / Special Scene / Movie
Special Scene: Foliage / Snow / Beach / Fireworks / Night Scene / Sunset / Aquarium
My Colours: Vivid / Neutral / Sepia / Black & White / Custom4


Flash Modes:  Auto/On/Off/Slow-synchro/Auto Red-eye Correction/Red-eye reduction is available
Flash Range :  Normal: 30 cm -3.5 m (W) / 30 cm - 2.2 m (T),

LCD Monitor:

Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor: 2.5 inch TFT colour LCD

Image Recording Format:

Still image: JPEG Compression (EXIF 2.2 Compliant)
Colour Space: sRGB
Video Data: Motion JPEG
Sound annotation/Audio Data: WAVE (monaural)
JPEG Compression Levels: Superfine / Fine / Normal

Recording Pixels:

Still Images (Large): 3264 x 2448
Continuous Shooting (Large/Fine): Approx 1.4 shots/sec
Movie Recording (Large) 5 : 640 x 480, 20fps

Interface :

Supported Operating Systems: PC: Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Vista; Mac: OS X v10.3 - v10.4
Computer I/F: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Output: PAL or NTSC Selectable / Monaural
Supplied Memory: 32MB MMCplus Card
Memory Storage: SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory card / Multimedia Card / MMC Plus Card / HC MMC Plus Card

General Features:

Battery: Size AA Alkaline battery (x2) or Size AA rechargeable NiMH battery (x2), (NB-3AH is recommended)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 94.3 x 40.8 x 64.7 mm (ex. protruding parts)
Weight: Approx. 175g
Optional Charger/AC Adaptor: CBK4-300 / AC Adaptor Kit ACK800 (contains CA-PS800)

Other Operations:

Playback Operations: Red-eye correction, index, resize, magnified, advancing and reversing through magnified images, jump, auto rotate, rotate, histogram, overexposure warning, sound memos, auto play, transition effects, resume, My Category
File Operations: DPOF - Print Order/Image transfer. Sound Annotations - max. record/play time is approx. 60 sec.
Direct Printing, PictBridge, Print/Share: Yes
Self-timer: Approx. 10 sec or 2 sec delay, or custom.
Menu Languages: 25 languages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian and Japanese)