PowerShot A590 IS

PowerShot A Series
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Digital Camera
Item Code: 2462B001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Device
Type8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective PixelsApprox. 8.0 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom4x
Focusing RangeNormal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (W), 12 in.-1.5 ft./30-45cm (T)
Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus, Manual focus (shooting standby only in movie mode)
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderReal image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor2.5-inch amorphous silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApprox. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/2000 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering MethodEvaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashAuto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range12 in.-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 12 in.-7.2 ft./30cm-2.2m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Easy, P, Av, Tv, M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Night Scene, Aquarium), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie
Photo EffectsMy Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self TimerActivates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless ControlNot available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 1.4 fps (Large/Fine)
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatNormal, Fine, SuperFine
JPEG Compression ModeStill Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 3,264 x 2,448 (Large), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,264 x 1,832 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (20 fps/20 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 (3 minutes at 15 fps)
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
  Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)
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File Size (KB)3,4362,0609802,5031,3956951,602893445
32MB81430112142183366
SDC-128M3559123498717376136269
SDC-512MSH1392314791903396712955291,041

  Medium 3 (M3)Small (S)Widescreen (W)
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File Size (KB)1,002558278249150842,6011,540736
32MB3053102114177278111941
SDC-128M1212174114607111,1184779166
SDC-512MSH4718391,5901,7772,7474,317183307642
Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
  Standard, Color Accent, Color SwapCompact
640 x 480320 x 240160 x 120
20 fps20 fps LP30 fps15 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.)1,280640660120
32MB23 sec.47 sec.44 sec.3 min. 36 sec.
SDC-128M1 min. 36 sec.3 min. 10 sec.3 min. 01 sec.14 min. 29 sec.
SDC-512MSH6 min. 12 sec.12 min. 16 sec.11 min. 42 sec.55 min. 57 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileStill Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW, Resize, Image Inspection Tool
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC/PAL
Audio OutMonaural
OtherMemory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional) Still Image: approx. 220 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) * Approx. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Power Source1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)
Shooting CapacityStill Image: approx. 220 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) *
Playback TimeApprox. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.71 x 2.55 x 1.61 in./94.3 x 64.7 x 40.8mm
WeightApprox. 6.17 oz./175g (camera body only)