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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.Some of the features of canon S90 are as below.

8 megapixels with 4x optical zoom and optical image stabilizer

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.

Face Detection Technology

Canon's powerful Face Detection Technology delivers even better results with the new A590 IS. The Face Detection Technology continues to recognize faces in a scene, and concentrate exposure (daylight or flash) and focus upon them. But the A590 IS adds more: Face Detection WB means the camera concentrates upon faces when calculating white balance for the best possible skin tones. Face Select and Track lets the A590 IS user highlight one face among several in a scene, and the camera concentrates on that person, even as they move around the scene. Face Detection Technology is a powerful contributing factor in Canon's new Motion Detection Technology.



Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur

Life doesn?t stand still for picture-taking. That?s why Canon included its advanced Motion Detection Technology in the PowerShot A590 IS. This sophisticated feature works in the background to instantly evaluate how fast your subject is moving. Then it automatically selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO settings to keep everything looking sharp and clear. So whether you?re shooting a bride walking down the aisle, a ballet recital or even a child?s soccer game, you can relax and shoot with confidence knowing you?ve got the picture you intended.

DIGIC III Image Processor

With DIGIC III, your images boast superior quality, the camera operates at top efficiency and battery life is enhanced. What?s more, DIGIC III enables Canon?s Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. Red-eye Correction can be handled in-camera, in two ways. The entirely new Red-eye Correction during shooting uses the Face Detection Technology to recognize and remove red-eye from flash images as they're taken, before the file is written to the memory card. It's also possible to correct red-eye during image playback, using simple settings in the A590 IS's menu.
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Re: Specification of Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Specification of Canon PowerShot A590 IS
  1. 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

  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, Spot Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
    • Exposure Control Method : Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE; AE Lock
    • Exposure Compensation : +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

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