Canon - PowerShot 8.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black
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8.0-megapixel 1/2.5" CCD
Captures high-resolution images up to 3264 x 2448 pixels.
4x optical/4x digital/16x total zoom
Lets you zoom in on your desired image.
2.5" PureColor TFT-LCD screen
High-resolution screen lets you see the best shot, review it and share it even in bright sunshine. Night display for easy viewing in low light.
DIGIC III imaging processor
Provides improved picture quality, fast processing speed and accurate autofocus, auto exposure, auto red-eye correction and auto white balance.
Genuine Canon face detection technology
Sets the focus, exposure and flash automatically for great looking portraits and group shots.
Optical image stabilizer technology
Minimizes shake and vibration distortion. Motion Detection technology evaluates how fast your subject is moving and automatically selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO settings.
Automatically adjusts focus, white balance and more for quick and convenient shooting that yields amazing results.
Include auto, program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual, portrait, landscape, indoor, kids and pets, night snapshot and movie. Scene modes include foliage, snow, beach, sunset, fireworks, underwater and aquarium.
Through-the-lens (TTL) autofocus
For hassle-free, clearer close ups.
Shoots at 1.4 fps so you can capture fast-paced action images.
White balance controls
Include auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H and custom to achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions.
Built-in flash options
Include auto with red-eye reduction, flash-on, flash-on with red-eye reduction, flash-off, FE lock and slow synchro modes. Hot shoe for adding external flash.
Special photo effects
Include vivid, neutral, sepia, black-and-white and custom color for creative in-camera images.
Shoots QVGA video clips up to 30 fps (320 x 240), VGA video clips up to 20 fps (640 x 480) and QQVGA video clips at 15 fps (160 x 120).
Memory card slot
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus and High Capacity MultiMediaCard Plus formats (MultiMediaCard Plus card included)
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Include magnification, rotate, resume, transition, histogram, overexposure, index, sound memo, slideshow, red-eye correction, RAW, resize and image inspection.
For easy downloading and direct printing to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers.
USB 2.0 interface and A/V outputs
Direct-print support with a compatible Canon direct photo printer or any PictBridge-enabled printer to print photos without a PC.
- Canon PowerShot 8.0-Megapixel Digital Camera
- 2 AA batteries
- USB and A/V cables
- Wrist strap and software CD-ROM
- Owner's manual
- Camera Body StyleAdvanced
- Vista CompatibleHome Basic
- Megapixels (Total)8.3
- Lens FeaturesCanon zoom lens
- LCD Screen Features115,000 pixels and Night Display
- Face DetectionYes
- Panorama ModeNo
- Image StitchingNo
- Camera DockNot included
- File FormatsJPEG (Exif 2.2), AVI, WAVE
- Batteries2 AA alkaline (included), rechargeable AA NiMH (NB-3AH; not included)
- Software IncludedDigital Camera Solution
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews(88 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Not a bad deal for $150Posted .
I've pretty much always wanted a digital camera because you can do alot more with them than a 35mm film camera, that and my camera phone didnt do such a great job on pics. I mean it took them just fine but the quality of the pics wasnt really all that appealing. Sooo... I started looking around at the different brands of digital cameras that are out there. Originally I had settled on one of the Kodak Easyshares to which I went out to BestBuy to buy. When I got there I started looking around, I stopped one of the employees and asked them if they had a memory card to use in the Easyshare that I was after so I could take a look at the quality of the pics. Well, we did that and they looked ok and somehow we ended up doing the same thing with the Canon Powershot A590 IS. Man was that the right thing to do because let me tell you the quality of the pictures between the Easyshare and the A590 IS is a no-brainer. While the Kodak put out good pics the Cannon put out better pics with a much higher quality. As far as a starter camera goes this might not be the best choice because of the varying features but it would definately be ok to use as a starter. Grant it I've only had the camera all but two days I like it alot. My only real griped about it is whats named above in the cons field. Other than that I have no gripes about this camera... it's pretty much all I expected and then some. Oh, and for the people "reviewers" who are bit**ing and moaning about how the camera takes to long between pics and they miss those precious quick shot moments at weddings or something need to maybe look at the camera a bit more or read the manual. I found this out without even reading the darn thing, in the settings theres a "review" option which can be changed from a fews seconds to off. So lets say you have it set for 5 secs, after taking a pic it reviews it on the LCD for those 5 secs and then the cameras ready for its next shot. But wait, heres the kicker that would make everyone happy if they'd learn to play around with the various functions on the camera or read the manual. If you set the review feature to off you can go from one pic ot the next like its no bodys business. So with it set to off people can take pics and not miss those oh so precious moments they've all been complaining about missing. May as well start wrapping up this review... As far as night time pics go please review the picture posted with this review. It was taken in a pitch black room with the only lighting coming from a street lamp outside and even then it wasnt alot of light. So in a pitch black room with nothing but the flash the pic posted is about what you can expect to get and it's a pretty darm good one if you ask me. Lastly, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS also takes ok video. See the linked 2min video that I took of my turtle, It's just something I was messing around with after I got home. The video might not have the hottest of qualities but keep in mind that it was shot at a very close range and I havent read the manual yet so I dont know if I could improve on the quality of the videos. Now for a very final note, regardless of wether or not you decide to go with this camera or another you should buy atleast a minimum of a 2gb SD card if you plan on shooting video & want to take / save a TON of pics.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent for the moneyPosted .
Hand-picked as a birthday present for myself. I did a lot of research and found that this camera had a lot to offer for the price my Mom wanted to pay. It will do everything my old Rebel film SLR would do and much more - minus the cost of film and processing, obviously. Have been using it for a month now - well over a thousand shots - and have few complaints. Anything below this level is junk - and from here to $400 other brands are quirky - Canon nailed this one. It takes excellent shots in everything but low light without flash, when a lot of noise appears in the pic especially above ISO 400, but a little forethought works wonders - I have excellent inky black backgrounds when I want them. Sunset mode rocks! wonderful colors with anything in the foreground perfectly silhouetted. The IS works very well, especially for those of us who shot for years without it. The display is big enough for older eyes to see without glasses, and the menus are generally pretty intuitive. People have complained about battery usage, but with two decent-capacity rechargeables I've been able to shoot all day without putting in the extra set. Your mileage will vary with use of the flash and noodling around with the LCD on. Other than the low-light noise (in all fairness, to be expected at this level), my only other, very minor, complaints are that the instruction manual covers everything, but is not well organized - and that there should be a slide-switch for on-off rather than the small button. There is, at least, a burr on the cam's top that helps locate the button in the dark. You will have to spend more than twice as much to do considerably better than this. An excellent buy!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great camera for the money!Posted .
I love this line of cameras by Canon - they are such a nice size. I have no patience with the tiny little "slimline" cameras, with their microscopic buttons that seem to be taking over. Canon has continued to keep their cameras a more realistic size, with a body that actually has some substance to it. I purchased a Canon SX100IS last year for use at home, and was thrilled with it. I needed a camera for classroom use, but didn't want to spend quite as much. I purchased this A590IS for $129, and honestly, it works just about as well as the higher end camera. It operates basically the same, which is nice for familiarity, and takes very nice pictures. The display doesn't do the photos justice - it is a bit dull and grainy, but the photos come out very nice. Grab this one up before it becomes obsolete - it will be a shame when that happens!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Full Featured - Good PricePosted .
Canon's rotory dial makes it easy to select from 13 picture and video modes which optomizes camera setting for typical shooting scenarious. This mid-entry level camera has 4x optical zoom and you can add optional lenses for distance, wide-angle, and close-up shooting and an external power supply. With a built-in mic and flash with red-eye reduction, just point and shoot. It uses AA batteries, allowing you to use and swap rechargeable NiMh batteries with other devices. I swapped my 1GB SD flash card from my PDA phone with the standard 32 MB card that comes with the camera..only good for 8-12 pics at default settings. Canon's picture management software is good with support for Windows 2000,XP, and Vista and Mac OS X v10.3 and 4. The camera also has a direct print to printer capability with many features that allows you to manipulate and print pictures without a computer.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best On-the-Go CameraPosted .
I needed an upgrade from my Powershot 4.0mp camera that I've had for about three years. I received a Nikon D40x for Christmas, and while that is a fantastic camera with 10.2mp, it's an SLR and not very easy to use on-the-go. But I was disappointed in the huge difference of quality between my first powershot and my Nikon, so I decided to upgrade. The 8.0mp Powershot takes fantastic pictures at amazing resolutions. The different white balances and scenario settings are very convenient and easy to use. It is a nice small camera to keep in a purse or pocket, and I carry it with me all the time to catch quick snapshots of everyday life, like my puppy. The only disadvantage it has, I'd say, is the SD card slot. It's in the same area that the batteries are in rather than having a separate card bay. So make sure you're holding the camera completely upside-down when grabbing your memory card or your batteries will fall out! Speaking of battery life, the battery life on this little thing is amazing. My last powershot ate batteries like they were going out of style, but I've had this camera for about a month and haven't had to replace the batteries yet!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This camera is spectacular!Posted .
I was looking for a quality compact camera that was easy to carry at all times to use for work and personal photos. I do not like the "box" shaped cameras, but wanted something easy to carry. The size and shape of this camera is perfect. The camera is simple to use, and always ready when I am. The photos are great, battery life is amazing, and the included software solution is very useful. There are many optional settings to choose from if you want to leave the comfort of the "Auto" setting and experiment on your own. If you've been looking at this camera, don't wait any longer.....go buy it!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
best camera for amature photographyPosted .
this is my first digital camera witch i bough yesterday payed off with birthday money its a great camera, its realy light but the feel of it is that it seems cheap but dont let that turn you away. ther a lenses you can ad on and the camera for a more pro look to pics it has a 4x optical; zoom but it can go to 16x optical zoom the pitures look profetional with the flash on. best cash iv spent on somthing this good.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great LIttle ThingPosted .
I have last years version of this camera. The 570. The only bad thing about it, I must say, is that the focus it a little annoying. There are some subjects that I really want to take pictures of that it simply refuses to focus on. I have, though, gotten some great pictures with it. When it wanted to cooperate with me :). It does take it a little while to load to take another picture, and it eats up reg AA batteries like I don't know what [I definitely recommend lithium batteries for this one], but I love it and take it everywhere I go.I would recommend this to a friend