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Canon Powershot A590 IS
Member Name: Ash2508
Canon Powershot A590 IS
Date: 05/11/12, updated on 24/11/12 (6 review reads)
Advantages: Compact, light, takes great pics & video, easy to upload, manual & a
Disadvantages: None as yet.
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I bought this camera in Toronto when I was on a trip there and have found it to be a good solid reliable camera. Admittedly I do not have a huge amount of technical know how about digital cameras, yet I have now read up a bit more on its specifications as well as what it can do and am popping these in for the benefit of those who are a bit more technically minded than I am.
This camera is nice and compact and very comfortable to hold in the hand. I have really small hands too. It is also very light, so it doesn't make my already painful at times neck hurt when I have it in its case with the long strap around my neck.
It is very easy to use. Child's play in fact... literally. As my grandchildren - who ranged from 5 years of age at that time - have taken pics with it very easily. They could just point and shoot. It must be pretty solidly built too as they have dropped it a few times and it was fine. I have also taken some great pics and video of my grandchildren with it and I think it generally takes really good pics and great video.
For those a bit more technically minded there are a range of options to keep them amused. I will try to list some of the more technical stuff now.
Apparently its image processor uses DIGIC III with iSAPS technology (whatever that is!). Its image sensor is 1/2.5" CCD, approximately 8.0M of effective pixels.
It has a zoom of 4x, and has face detection technology, plus red eye correction during both shooting and playback.
The shooting modes consist of:
- Program AE
- Shutter priority AE
- Aperture priority AE
- Night Snapshot
- Kids & Pets
Plus there are the Special Scenes settings, consisting of Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, and Aquarium.
There are drive modes of single, self-timer, and continuous at approximately 1.4 shots per second. It also has photo effects, including My Colours/My Colours Off, vivid, neutral, sepia, and black & white, and custom colour.
The camera features an image tagging feature, and I am able to choose whether or not I want the flash on or off, and the date/time appearing on my photos.
It is also pretty easy to upload the photographs to my computer. I just connect them with the cable provided, switch on the camera, and my computer recognizes the camera and offers me some choices for what I wish to do. Easy peasy. The pictures also print out very well, although this of course is dependant somewhat on what they are printed on.
The instructions seem pretty easy to follow and they also come in quite a variety of languages.
All in all, I am very pleased with this camera!
Summary: A good little camera which takes really good pictures.
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