Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Announced Jan 24, 2008 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
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Product description
Announced Jan 24, 2008

Keenly priced mid-sized compact in the long-running and successful 'A' series of PowerShot cameras. The A590IS is unusual in this class in that it offers a fairly comprehensive set of photographic controls (including Aperture and Shutter Priority modes) and its slightly bulkier, more traditional styling - complete with grip - shows it is clearly aimed at a more serious type of user wanting to take his or her photography beyond simple 'point and shoot' snapping. Image quality is pretty good too, so though perhaps not the first choice for the casual snapshooter, it is an excellent entry point for anyone on a tight budget wanting to take a more 'hands on' approach to picture taking. (April 2009)

Product timeline
Group review, Nov 27, 2008
News story, Jan 24, 2008
Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 3264 x 2448
Effective pixels 8 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, Hi Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Focal length (equiv.) 35–140 mm
Optical zoom 4×
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 115,000
Min shutter speed 15 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Storage types SD/MMC/SDHC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 225 g (0.50 lb / 7.94 oz)
Dimensions 94 x 65 x 41 mm (3.7 x 2.56 x 1.61)

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