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Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The PowerShot A590 IS will astound you with its power-packed performance and impressive value. It's got 8.0-megapixels, a 4x optical zoom, an Optical Image Stabilizer and a large 2.5-inch LCD.

The PowerShot A590 IS will astound you with its power-packed performance and impressive value. It's got 8.0-megapixels, a 4x optical zoom, an Optical Image Stabilizer and a large 2.5-inch LCD. A range of shooting modes - from manual to automatic including Canon's new Easy Mode - make picture-taking carefree. A DIGIC III Image Processor with Enhanced Canon Face Detection assures natural-looking results, while Motion Detection Technology reduces blur. For added creativity, attach wide or telephoto converter lenses.


Features:

  • 8.0 Megapixels with 4x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer, large bright 2.5-inch LCD for superb performance.New Easy Mode simplifies operation, and shooting modes from Manual to Automatic make picture-taking care-free.
  • DIGIC III Image Processor assures sharper images and better functionality; enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology 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.
  • Accepts Wide-Angle and Telephoto Converter Lenses for greater creativity; uses convenient AA batteries.
  • 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 with Optical Image Stabilizer System

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, Manual focus (shooting standby only in movie mode)

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

15-1/2000 sec. (settable in Tv and M)

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (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, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority 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

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Easy, P, Av, Tv, 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 (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 x H x 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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