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Canon Powershot A590 IS "Refurbished" Digital Camera, 8.0 Megapixels, 4x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.5" LCD Display

SKU: ICAA590ISR MFR: 2462B036AA
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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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large clear LCD (5) , Easy to use (5) , Easy to setup (3) , Simple controls (3) , Great picture quality (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (5) , Family photos (3) , Fun (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (2) , Semi-pro photographer (1) , Pro photographer (1) , Casual photographer (1)

Key Features

  • 8.0 Megapixels with 4x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer, large bright 2.5-inch LCD for superb performance: With the PowerShot A590 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share
  • 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 and 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 P Program: Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically
  • Shooting Mode Av Aperture-priority: You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed
  • Shooting Mode Tv Shutter-priority: You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise
  • Shooting Mode Manual: The ultimate in creative control, you set both aperture and shutter speed manually
  • 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
  • DIGIC III Image Processor assures sharper images and better functionality; enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance automatically for greater freedom: With DIGIC III, your images boast superior quality, the camera operates at top efficiency
  • 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
  • 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
  • Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures
  • The PowerShot A590 IS 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
  • 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 A590 IS
  • Accepts Wide-Angle and Telephoto Converter Lenses for greater creativity; uses convenient AA batteries: To expand your creativity, the PowerShot A590 IS is compatible with shooting accessories such as wide and tele converter lenses, High-Power Flash designed for all of the PowerShot models
  • 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 A590 IS's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever

Technical Specs

Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
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 15-1/2000 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
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)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
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
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