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Old 26-05-2009
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Canon Powershot A590 IS Digital Camera

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.

* 8.0 Megapixel Resolution
* 4x Optical Zoom Lens
* Optical Image Stabilization
* Bright 2.5" LCD Display
* New Easy Mode Simplifies Shooting
* Enhanced Canon Face Detection
* DIGIC III Processor
* Motion Detection Technology
* Uses Standard AA Batteries

With the PowerShot A590 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. The 8.0-megapixel design lets you create impressive high resolution images of family and friends you'll be proud display. The genuine Canon 4x zoom lens moves you in for powerful close-ups-like a bird in flight or a child's winning goal-at the touch of a button. Plus, Canon's highly sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer keeps every shot absolutely steady even when you're not.
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Old 27-05-2009
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Re: Canon Powershot A590 IS Digital Camera

Features of Canon Powershot A590 IS

Motion Detection Technology
The PowerShot A590IS features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility. With 19 shooting modes including 7 special scene modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way. Movie mode lets you shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 20 fps/20 fps LP), QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4 GB, or QQVGA (160 x 120 at 15 fps) for up to 3 minutes. In addition to Auto and Easy modes, you can take control with Manual, AV aperture-priority, or TV shutter-priority modes. Special scene modes include portrait, foliage, snow, beach, sunset, fireworks, night scene, and aquarium.

The "brain" in every new Canon digital camera from the PowerShot A-series to the EOS Pro models is the exclusive DIGIC III imaging processor. This proprietary chip is responsible for the cameras' higher performance levels including faster start up, faster autofocus and quicker shutter response times that leave long lag competitors far behind. What's more, DIGIC III improves both the image quality and the cameras' power consumption, extending the battery life under typical shooting conditions.

Beating the Blur

Among the intuitive innovations built in to the new PowerShot A-series models is the Hi-ISO Auto function that works together with Motion Detection Technology to reduced the effect of blur in low light shooting situations by automatically changing and balancing the ISO sensitivity along with the shutter speed. The result can be a beautifully composed and exposed scene of a child blowing out birthday candles in a dimly lit room, or an atmospheric portrait of a beloved grandparent, captured in the soft, ambient afternoon light.

Though equipped with Canon's precise nine-point Autofocus system, the PowerShot A590IS, A580 and A470 models offer an AF-Point Zoom feature that works together with the cameras' advanced Face Detection Technology to enable users to double check facial expressions before snapping photos. Once it has been enabled in the recording menu, AF-Point Zoom can be engaged when photographing people simply by pressing the shutter button halfway. The cameras also feature Canon's Intelligent Orientation Sensor that determines whether a scene is being shot as a vertical or horizontal image. It then automatically rotates the image for quick and easy review on the cameras' bright, sharp and easy-to-read, 115,000-pixel 2.5 inch LCD monitor.

Easy Does It

The new "Easy Mode," available exclusively with the PowerShot A590 IS and A580 models, simplifies camera operation even more than the standard Full Auto mode. Beginning with limiting the active control buttons to two ? the shutter button with zoom lever and the flash on/off button ? and reducing the number of informational icons on the camera's display, Easy Mode effectively eliminates user confusion and enables newcomers to capture memorable moments without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated by the camera's extensive capabilities.

Easy Mode automatically sets the optimal shooting conditions including determining whether to shoot in conventional or macro mode, adjusting the focus and level of flash output for extreme close-ups. What's more, when combined with Face Detection and Motion Detection Technologies, Easy Mode determines the correct exposure for the face even in dark shooting conditions and will adjust the ISO speed to reduce blurring due to subject movement.

Canon "Can Do"

Adding to the Easy Mode ethos that Canon brings to these new PowerShot A-series digital cameras is the new Sunset shooting mode, included as part of the cameras' offered Special Scene modes. A staple on all Canon PowerShot cameras, Special Scene modes utilize Canon's extensive photo expertise to assign the optimal camera settings for the shooting conditions selected. Whether indoors or out; in day or night light (and now with the Sunset setting, in-between too) these A- series cameras "know" how to take the best pictures in a vast array of shooting situations. Other Special Scene modes help make impressive images even when shooting through aquarium glass; across snowy vistas and sandy beaches, or into lush, colorful foliage or at a brilliant burst of fireworks against a black satin sky.
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Re: Canon Powershot A590 IS Digital Camera

Specification of Canon Powershot A590 IS
  1. Image Capture Device
    • Total Pixels Approx : 8.3 Megapixels
    • Effective Pixels : Approx 8.0 Megapixels

  2. 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)

  3. 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%

  4. Aperture and Shutter
    • Maximum Aperture : f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
    • Shutter Speed : 15-1/2000 sec. (settable in Tv and M)

  5. 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
    • Exposure Control Method : Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE; AE Lock
    • Exposure Compensation : +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

  6. Interfaces
    • Computer Interface : USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
    • Video Out : NTSC/PAL
    • Audio Out : Monaural

  7. Power Supply
    • Power Source :
      -AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
      -Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
      -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)
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