April 16, 2009

Canon PowerShot A590IS

For a beginner's camera, the PowerShot A590IS offers amazing image quality and superb stabilization.

Taking pictures on the Canon PowerShot A590IS digital camera is a piece of cake. It requires very basic snapshooting requirements and compensates for lack of technical proficiency. It has a lot of features like 8-megapixel resolution, 4X optical zoom, optical image stabilization, face detection and a smaller-but-serviceable 2.5-inch LCD screen.
It is easy to go through various settings. The camera has 19 shooting modes, including portrait, landscape, and auto. The A590IS doesn't support a full range of manual settings , but it does let you program the shutter speed and aperture settings manually if you want to.
This point-and-shoot camera does not lack image quality. Despite its low price, it has higher image-quality than similar costlier cameras. It also has superior colors and flash exposures.Image quality is enhanced with help from the optical image stabilizer. Like many other Canon cameras, the PowerShot A590IS has a classic, easy-to-hold ergonomic shape with a fat thumb/hand grip on the right side. Though it's comfortable to hold, the camera body lacks rubber or textured trim on the plastic surface of its hand grip, which makes the grip a bit slick. It's a compact camera, but not exactly pocketable. You'll need to secure it in a small camera bag before stowing it in your purse or backpack, or you'll risk scratching it up.And conveniently it runs on two AA batteries. Though the AA batteries are great for convenience, the A590IS produced only 248 shots running on a fresh pair. Many point-and-shoots can take more than 300 shots on a single charge.

Photos from the PowerShot A590IS will never be mistaken for digital SLR output, but this camera is a great choice for anyone seeking an inexpensive, easy-to-use point-and-shoot that produces high-quality images. And don't be afraid to put its optical image stabilization to the test.

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