Canon A580 Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot A580 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: A580 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $149.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 7.9 oz (225 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
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5" 
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 or f/7.1 (wide) / f/5.5 or f/14.0 (tele) 
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:  
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: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium 
Self Timer: 1 to 30 seconds
Flash
Internal 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:  
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: 500
Notes & Features: Motion Detection Technology: Active when using Easy Mode and High-ISO Auto, this feature detects motion in the scene for a more intelligent method of automatically selecting the ISO. If Motion Detection technology senses no motion (static subject), it will choose a lower ISO, and if it senses motion (moving subject), it will select a higher ISO for a faster shutter speed. 

 


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