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PowerShot A580 Digital Camera
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Canon PowerShot A580 Digital Camera

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
This impressive 8.0-megapixel digital camera has a 4x optical zoom and bright 2.5-inch LCD that make shooting simple and convenient.

Even beginners can create phenomenal images with the amazing PowerShot A580. This impressive 8.0-megapixel digital camera has a 4x optical zoom and bright 2.5-inch LCD that make shooting simple and convenient. To give you superior quality images without having to worry about the details, there's a full range of Canon's highly-advanced features at your service - including a powerful DIGIC III Image Processor, enhanced Face Detection technology, a host of shooting modes including a new Easy Mode and more.


Features:

  • Feature-packed 8.0 Megapixel digital camera with 4x Optical Zoom and large bright 2.5-inch LCD offers exceptional value.
  • New Easy Mode simplifies operation; shooting modes from Manual to Automatic make picture-taking care-free.
  • Enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology automatically sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance for greater shooting freedom.
  • DIGIC III Image Processor for sharper images and improved functionality.
  • Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings.
  • Uses AA batteries for convenience anywhere you go.
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.
     

Specifications:

Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type 8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.0 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length 5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (W), 12 in.-1.5 ft./30-45cm (T)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder & Monitor
Viewfinder Real image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch amorphous silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels Approx. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Shutter Speed 1/60-1/2000 sec., 15-1/2000 sec.
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index) (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method Program AE; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Flash
Built-in Flash Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range 12 in.-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 12 in.-7.2 ft./30cm-2.2m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation N/A
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Auto, Easy, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Night Scene, Aquarium), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie
Photo Effects
 
My Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control Not available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.4 fps (Large/Fine
Image Storage
Storage Media SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression Normal, Fine, SuperFine
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
 
Still Image: 3,264 x 2,448 (Large), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,264 x 1,832 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (20 fps/20 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 (up to 3 minutes at 15 fps)
Number of Recordable Images
  Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2)
SF F N SF F N SF F N
File Size (KB) 3,436 2,060 980 2,503 1,395 695 1,602 893 445
32MB 8 14 30 11 21 42 18 33 66
SDC-128M 35 59 123 49 87 173 76 136 269
SDC-512MSH 139 231 479 190 339 671 295 529 1,041

 
  Medium 3 (M3) Small (S) Widescreen (W)
SF F N SF F N SF F N
File Size (KB) 1,002 558 278 249 150 84 2,601 1,540 736
32MB 30 53 102 114 177 278 11 19 41
SDC-128M 121 217 411 460 711 1,118 47 79 166
SDC-512MSH 471 839 1,590 1,777 2,747 4,317 183 307 642
Time of Recordable Movies
  Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap Compact
640 x 480 320 x 240 160 x 120
20 fps 20 fps LP 30 fps 15 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.) 1,280 640 660 120
32MB 23 sec. 47 sec. 44 sec. 3 min. 36 sec.
SDC-128M 1 min. 36 sec. 3 min. 10 sec. 3 min. 01 sec. 14 min. 29 sec.
SDC-512MSH 6 min. 12 sec. 12 min. 16 sec. 11 min. 42 sec. 55 min. 57 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW, Resize, Image Inspection Tool
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes
 
Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Interfaces
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other
 
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply
Power Source
 
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 220 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) *
Playback Time Approx. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32-104 Deg F/0-40 Deg C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W xHx D) 3.71 x 2.55 x 1.61 in./94.3 x 64.7 x 40.8mm
Weight Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (camera body only)

 

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