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Canon PowerShot A590 IS Specifications

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Model Name: Canon PowerShot A590 IS 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: A590 IS
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $179.99
Street Price: $219.00
Date Available: 2008-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 7.8 oz (221 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.
(94 x 66 x 41 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 1832 (6.0 MP, Other),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240, 160x120
Movie Frame Rate: 20, 30, 15
CCD Sensor (Megapixels):  
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 8.00
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: up to 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 45 cm
2.0 - 17.7 in
Aperture Range: f/2.6 (wide) / f/5.5 (tele) - f/8.0
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 115,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot Metering (frame is fixed to the center), Face Detect
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Easy mode, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium
Self Timer: 1 to 30 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 11 ft./3.5m (W), 7.2 ft./2.2m (T)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC Input
Included Software: ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, Drivers
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables
Battery Charger Included: No
CIPA Rating: 450
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization (OIS); Motion Detection technology consolidates motion information for both the camera and the photographic subject and determines whether the subject has moved and what if any adjustments to focus or exposure needs to be made; Hi-ISO Auto function that works together with Motion Detection Technology to reduces the effect of blur in low light shooting situations by automatically changing and balancing the ISO sensitivity along with the shutter speed.