Canon PowerShot A590 IS Specifications

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Part Number: 2462B001 (Reviewed)

General

  • Depth
    1.6 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    8.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    8300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    8000000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC III
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1 ft - 11.5 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    aquarium, beach, snow, sunset, fireworks, foliage, indoor, kids & pets, landscape, night scene, night snapshot, portrait mode
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Custom Effect, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Display

  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating
    10 - 90%

Lens System

  • Lens Construction
    5 groups / 7 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    4 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.6-5.5
  • Min Focal Length
    5.8 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    23.2 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    17.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    1.97 in - 17.72 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    5
  • Element Qty
    7
  • Lens Brand
    Canon
  • Features
    aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Certified for Windows Vista
  • Certified for Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    32 MB MMCplus
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 20 fps - 23 sec - with 32MB card
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 20 fps - 47 sec - with 32MB card
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps - 44 sec - with 32MB card
    AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 216 sec - with 32MB card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    real-image zoom
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    Color
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.4 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    RGB primary color filter, AF lock, Motion Detection Technology, audio recording, resizing an image, safety zoom, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation, digital tele-converter, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    USB, DC power input, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Battery

  • Technology
    alkaline
  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )
    2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )
  • Battery Form Factor
    standard form factor
  • Supported Battery Form Factor
    AA

Software

  • Type
    Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.4, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon PowerShot
  • Model
    A590 IS
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.4 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    1600
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC III
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Custom Effect, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    RGB primary color filter, AF lock, Motion Detection Technology, audio recording, resizing an image, safety zoom, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation, digital tele-converter, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    aquarium, beach, snow, sunset, fireworks, foliage, indoor, kids & pets, landscape, night scene, night snapshot, portrait mode

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3.7 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    6.17 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    8 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
  • Total Pixels
    8300000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    8000000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    2.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.4 cm
  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels

Camera Memory

  • Internal Storage Type
    none
  • Memory Card Form Factor
    MultiMediaCardplus
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    32 MB
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PictBridge support, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    real-image zoom

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    11.5 ft

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Quality
    fine, normal, super-fine
  • Image Resolution
    1600 x 1200, 3264 x 1832, 3264 x 2448, 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG
  • Image File Size
    1 MB, 1.4 MB, 3.4 MB, 445 KB, 558 KB, 695 KB, 736 KB, 84 KB, 893 KB, 980 KB, 1.5 MB, 1.6 MB, 150 KB, 2.1 MB, 2.5 MB, 2.6 MB, 249 KB, 278 KB
  • Storage Capacity
    102 Ah, 11 Ah, 30 Ah, 33 Ah, 41 Ah, 42 Ah, 53 Ah, 66 Ah, 8 Ah, 114 Ah, 14 Ah, 177 Ah, 18 Ah, 19 Ah, 21 Ah, 278 Ah
  • Comments
    with 32MB card

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Resolution
    160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    15 frames per second, 20 frames per second, 30 frames per second
  • Capacity
    216 sec, 23 sec, 44 sec, 47 sec
  • Comments
    with 32MB card

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    2
  • Form Factor
    AA
  • Details
    NiMH rechargeable battery, alkaline battery
  • Included
    included, optional

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Part Number: 2462B001

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