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Canon Powershot A580 Digital Camera, 8.0 Megapixels, 4x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.5" LCD Display

SKU: ICAA580 MFR: 2463B001

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About Canon

Even beginners can create phenomenal images with the amazing PowerShot A580. This impressive 8.0-megapixel digital camera has a 4x optical zoom and bright 2.5-inch LCD that make shooting simple and convenient.

To give you superior quality images without having to worry about the details, there's a full range of Canon's highly-advanced features at your service - including a powerful DIGIC III Image Processor, enhanced Face Detection technology, a host of shooting modes including a new Easy Mode and more.

Canon Features

  • Feature-packed 8.0 Megapixel digital camera with 4x Optical Zoom and large bright 2.5-inch LCD offers exceptional value: Picture the possibilities of this impressive digital camera. The 8.0-megapixel design lets you create images of breath-taking detail and radiant color
  • The camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light
  • New Easy Mode simplifies operation; shooting modes from Manual to Automatic make picture-taking care-free: Even if you've never picked up a camera before, with Canon's new Easy Mode you can take inspiring, dramatic pictures that will impress everyone
  • Shooting Mode Auto: The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject
  • Shooting Mode Easy: Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images
  • Shooting Mode Camera M: The same ease of full automatic exposure control, but with full access to all menu settings, exposure compensation and white balance
  • Shooting Mode Portrait: The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop"
  • Shooting Mode Landscape: For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture
  • Shooting Mode Indoor: Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors
  • Shooting Mode Kids & Pets: Reduced focusing time for even faster shutter response, so you won't miss those special shots
  • Shooting Mode Night Snapshot: Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash
  • Shooting Mode Movie: 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 4GB), or QQVGA (160 x 120 at 15 fps) for up to 3 minutes
  • Shooting Mode Foliage: Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms
  • Shooting Mode Snow: Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint
  • Shooting Mode Beach: Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces
  • Shooting Mode Sunset: Capture stunning sunsets with all the dazzle and impact
  • Shooting Mode Fireworks: Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks
  • Shooting Mode Aquarium: Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums
  • Shooting Mode Night Scene: For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject
  • Enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology automatically sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance for greater shooting freedom: Canon's powerful Face Detection Technology delivers even better results with the new A580
  • Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures
  • The PowerShot A580 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
  • DIGIC III Image Processor for sharper images and improved functionality: 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
  • iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance
  • Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings: Life doesn't stand still for picture-taking. That's why Canon included its advanced Motion Detection Technology in the PowerShot A580
  • Uses AA batteries for convenience anywhere you go: You don't need to worry about running out or recharging of batteries. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally
  • 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: The PowerShot A580's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever

Canon Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom
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
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
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%
Maximum Aperture
f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Shutter Speed
1/60-1/2000 sec., 15-1/2000 sec
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index) (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; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
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)
Shooting Modes
Auto, Easy, Camera 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)
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 (up to 3 minutes at 15 fps)
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
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
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 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)
Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°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)
Warranty
Canon 1 year limited warranty
Mfr #
2463B001
SKU
ICAA580
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