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Our thanks to Future Shop for their great return policy. The Canon Powershot a590is is honestly a NO buy as there is a defect when it comes to the low battery indicator that constantly comes on. When contacting Canon they stated that we should see how many shots we can take with it constantly on as they acknowledged this defect to us. When we first bought it after placing new 2AA NIMH 2500mAh rechargeable batteries fully charged within 10 shots the indicator flashed. Which is ridiculous. Switching to another make of batteries the same problem. It takes way too long to recharge the flash at least 5 seconds before you can take another shot which when further looked at powering it on is also way too battery consumptive and long. Once the battery is designated as low it will not come on and power up at all which became the case shortly after. Obviously there is a major problems with this camera. This was not the only one we purchased as to be able to evaluate it further we bought another one at another different store and the same defect A Canon recall of this camera should be in order so that this defect is properly taken care of so that like us people will not have to be returning or even more troublesome going out to purchase other brands of batteries and somehow thinking they can correct this problem themselves. Believe us the only other way to solve this is by not purchasing it at all. Hope this helps out someone out there who is thinking of purchasing this camera because they think it is economical or has already done so and is having this problem better off they spend a little more and get a camera that works. Which is just what we did by buying another pricier Canon. Wish us luck and we hope you too have much luck and fun finding that camera gift for the holiday season.