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The Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera - More Performance, More Value, More Fun.

The PowerShot A590 IS will astound you with its power-packed performance and impressive value. It's got 8.0-megapixels, a 4x optical zoom, an Optical Image Stabilizer and a large 2.5-inch LCD. A range of shooting modes - from manual to automatic including Canon's new Easy Mode - make picture-taking carefree. A DIGIC III Image Processor with Enhanced Canon Face Detection assures natural-looking results, while Motion Detection Technology reduces blur. For added creativity, attach wide or telephoto converter lenses.

8.0 Megapixels with 4x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer, large bright 2.5-inch LCD for superb performance.
With the PowerShot A590 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. The 8.0-megapixel design lets you create impressive high resolution images of family and friends you'll be proud display. The genuine Canon 4x zoom lens moves you in for powerful close-ups-like a bird in flight or a child's winning goal-at the touch of a button. Plus, Canon's highly sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer keeps every shot absolutely steady even when you're not.

The camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

No Worries, Just Great Pictures. - New Easy Mode simplifies operation, and shooting modes from Manual to Automatic make picture-taking care-free.
Even if you've never picked up a camera before, with Canon's new Easy Mode you can take inspiring, dramatic pictures that will impress everyone. Once you choose Easy Mode, the PowerShot A590 IS handles all the details automatically. It automatically sets every camera control including the flash to reduce blur and improve image quality. So you get pictures that are bright, clear and natural just by pushing a button. Best of all, you can relax and concentrate on what really counts-your subject.

With 19 Shooting Modes including 7 Special Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.

Shooting Modes - Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions

  • Auto - The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
  • Easy - Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.
  • P Program - Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
  • Av Aperture-priority - You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
  • Tv Shutter-priority - You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
  • Manual - The ultimate in creative control, you set both aperture and shutter speed manually.
  • Portrait - The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject pop.
  • Landscape - For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
  • Indoor - Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
  • Kids & Pets - Reduced focusing time for even faster shutter response, so you won't miss those special shots.
  • Night Snapshot - Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
  • Movie - Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 20 fps/20 fps LP), QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB), or QQVGA (160 x 120 at 15 fps) for up to 3 minutes.
Special Scene Mode
  • Foliage - Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
  • Snow - Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
  • Beach - Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
  • Sunset - Capture stunning sunsets with all the dazzle and impact.
  • Fireworks - Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
  • Night Scene - For impressive nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
  • Aquarium - Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums.

Top Level Core Specifications - DIGIC III Image Processor assures sharper images and better functionality; enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance automatically for greater freedom.

DIGIC III Image Processor
With DIGIC III, your images boast superior quality, the camera operates at top efficiency and battery life is enhanced. What's more, DIGIC III enables Canon's Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. Red-eye Correction can be handled in-camera, in two ways. The entirely new Red-eye Correction during shooting uses the Face Detection Technology to recognize and remove red-eye from flash images as they're taken, before the file is written to the memory card. It's also possible to correct red-eye during image playback, using simple settings in the A590 IS's menu.

iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Canon's powerful Face Detection Technology delivers even better results with the new A590 IS. The Face Detection Technology continues to recognize faces in a scene, and concentrate exposure (daylight or flash) and focus upon them. But the A590 IS adds more: Face Detection WB means the camera concentrates upon faces when calculating white balance for the best possible skin tones. Face Select and Track lets the A590 IS user highlight one face among several in a scene, and the camera concentrates on that person, even as they move around the scene. Face Detection Technology is a powerful contributing factor in Canon's new Motion Detection Technology.

Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures.
1) The new Red-eye Correction during shooting actually identifies and corrects red-eye in human subjects as pictures are taken.
2) The A590 IS can be set to automatically detect and correct red-eye during image playback.
3) The user can manually locate any red eyes in a scene during image playback on the LCD screen, and command the camera to remove them.

The PowerShot A590 IS features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility.

Blur is Dramatically Reduced - Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur by calculating subject movement and selecting ideal exposure and ISO settings.
Life doesn't stand still for picture-taking. That's why Canon included its advanced Motion Detection Technology in the PowerShot A590 IS. This sophisticated feature works in the background to instantly evaluate how fast your subject is moving. Then it automatically selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO settings to keep everything looking sharp and clear. So whether you're shooting a bride walking down the aisle, a ballet recital or even a child's soccer game, you can relax and shoot with confidence knowing you've got the picture you intended.

The Creative Freedom You've Wanted.
Accepts Wide-Angle and Telephoto Converter Lenses for greater creativity; uses convenient AA batteries. To expand your creativity, the PowerShot A590 IS is compatible with shooting accessories such as wide and tele converter lenses, High-Power Flash designed for all of the PowerShot models.

The Complete Print Solution. Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.

The PowerShot A590 IS's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A590 IS to a Canon PIXMA Photo Printer or SELPHY Compact Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).

Direct Photo Printers
For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Direct Photo Printers that allow you to print without a computer in one of two ways: plug your compatible PowerShot camera into the Direct Photo Printer using the supplied USB interface cable, or simply insert a memory card into the supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high-resolution, borderless images as postcards or 8.5" x 11" sheets within minutes.

Compact Photo Printers
Compact Photo Printers let you produce versatile, fun 4x6-inch postcards, greeting cards, credit card size prints in just two easy steps: connect and press/print. Control the printer right from your camera's LCD screen. You get durable, dye-sublimated prints quickly with or without borders. You can even take select Compact Photo Printers to a party or an outdoor picnic using an optional rechargeable battery.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.4 stars
(based on 84 reviews)
95% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Durable(10), Easy to keep clean(40), Easy to setup(57), Easy to use(57), Good value(14)
Cons:
Long lag time(16), Short battery life(9)
Best Uses:
Art(15), Family photos(54), Fun(53), Photojournalism(14), Travel(50)
Describe Yourself:
Casual photographer(40), Photo enthusiast(23), Semi-pro photographer(4)
 
I would buy this product again
By CinderellaVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh PA on 4/20/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

The only complaint is the memory card. You have to purchase a larger capacity to store your pictures.

 
Very happy w/my purchase!
By LCAVerified Purchaser from PLAINFIELD,NJ on 4/14/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS CAMERA. MAKES GREAT VIDEOS TOO.

 
Great Photos from a pocket camera
By "Extra Billy" SmithVerified Purchaser from Lancaster Co., PA on 4/13/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Great photo capabilities in a pocket size unit.

 
The Perfect Camera for me
By Mommy of 3Verified Purchaser from Cibolo, TX on 4/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I love this camera. I was looking for something that was inexpensive, but not cheap. I love how easy the camera is to use. My 10 year old uses it for his school newspaper and it has turned out beautiful pictures.

 
Acceptable Performance Thus Far
By Sky KingVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA, USA on 4/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy To Use
Cons:
Lens Can't Be Changed
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

The camera would be great if it would allow one to change the lens. Following the simple instructions just "simply" won't work. As far as the rest of the camera goes, it performs according to the instruction booklet and as well as can be expected since the digital cameras are still in the developmental stages of life compared to the long life of film.

I wouldn't recommend this camera to a friend or anyone else till they correct the problem with THIS camera as to why it will not let you remove the lens ring to install an add on lens.

 
I would buy this product again and again
By LucciVerified Purchaser from Shelbyville, KY on 4/8/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
Weak Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

The only problem we have encounterd is that the door cover that holds the batteries and Memory card is easly broken and very expensive to repair. It broke when being dropped once on a hardwood floor. It did fall directly on this corner. We replaced with new camera for cheaper than repair of 1st one.

 
Great value!
By LaneVerified Purchaser from Blacksburg, VA on 4/6/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Work
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Takes nice shots, easy to use

 
little noisy but good shots.
By lcaVerified Reviewer from Plainfield,NJ on 4/6/2009
Pros:
Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I've only owned sony cameras before,I am very satisfied with this canon model. I would buy this brand again. I keep it in my purse, I photograph everything to share in facebook with my relatives all over the world.

 
Great product
By DonVerified Purchaser from Langhorne, PA on 4/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Has viewfinder
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Great product, great price, great features (viewfinder for sunny days when you can't see the screen), easy to use. Love that you can customize your setup or do auto-everything. A little larger than most compacts, but still fits in pocket.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very Nice small camera
By MK412Verified Purchaser from Fort Wayne, IN on 4/2/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
A bit slow between pics
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Very easy to use right out of the box. The SD card that it comes with is too small, but cheap to remedy. Otherwise, so far I love this camera. Works very well, easy to understand controls. A very good LCD display and view finder. I like that the batteries are just AA so I can replace anywhere.

 
I would buy it again
By purplejulie456Verified Purchaser from Wellington,OH on 4/2/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
Haven't found any yet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Very easy to use, the picture quality is great even when subject is moving. I would definately buy this camera again and recommend it to anyone.

 
Beats the Nikon
By RJVerified Reviewer from Roseville California on 4/1/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This camera is so easy to use. I bought it for my wife but I now use it more than my own Nikon Coolpix L5. Very well engineered. When the sun is so bright you can't see the LCD display, simply use the "old fashioned" "no glare" viewfinder. I recommend this fair priced camera for anyone over 12. You will enjoy photography as never before.

 
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
By BecciVerified Purchaser from SLC, Utah on 3/27/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Love the design, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Band photos, Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I love the low light setting, we are in bars a lot and it helps. The flash is SUPER bright and the camera is great!!! Can't beat it for the price..THANKS

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
User friendly is and understatment!
By Africabound from Fort Worth, Texas on 3/20/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Clear display, ergo friendly, zoom was handy, and the mode dial made it easy to switch from one to another. Not big on reading manuals, but I actually learned something.

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Thats Mr. Ladybug to you pal!

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Tags: Canon Power Shot A590, Made with Product

Close to the Lions

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A Great Camera For The Price!
By taffeyVerified Reviewer from San Diego,CA on 3/17/2009
Pros:
Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This is a great camera for the price. It takes very good pictures. Its easy to use.

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My Cat JJ

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Liked it so much, we bought two!
By Niece the NurseVerified Purchaser from Rockville, MD on 3/17/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

We purchased this camera to photograph bruises, burns & lacerations on victims of child abuse. These exams are stressful for the child. We need to get good pictures quickly & with as little fanfare as possible. The Canon PowerShot is discreet with settings that are easy to use. The pictures come out great & since they are often used as evidence in court, that's especially important. We can't vouch for other applications (landscapes,sports, night landscapes, etc.), but for portraits & close-ups indoors it's great!

 
Even brought one for my daughter
By NewtsmomVerified Reviewer from Brighton, MI on 2/15/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I like the ability of pick and choose what settings to use and then to change it to automatic in a hurry. I purchased a digital camera for my daughter and she'd rather use mine. Hers is going back and I will purchase a A590 so I can have mine back.

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Red Bellied Woodpecker

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Tags: Wildlife, Using Product

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera and good price
By Cherokee23Verified Reviewer from Phila, PA on 2/13/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight
Cons:
Long Lag Time, Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I purchased this camera as a replaecment for a Cybershot PSC5. I am in no way an expert photographer, but I found this camera very easy to use, it takes great pictures in day or night (see shots)and is overall great, except for the battery use. It drains them so fast but I guess that is to be expected when you start tinkering with the settings. And the lag time would be my only complaints (it cost me a few shots). It's so small and lightweight that I carry it in my purse everyday. I liked the pics so well I may have found a new hobby.

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Night shot of the Notre Dame (nt setting used)

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A picture of Big Ben using the Sepia feature

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Great Camera
By AcknavardVerified Purchaser from dayton ohio on 2/9/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

all around good camera

 
This camera fits my hands, best value
By Jim, The Bird ManVerified Purchaser from Elk Grove ,Il on 2/5/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I take a lot of bird pix, Ican't wait for Spring to use at bird feeders, to get shots of Humming Birds

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good Camera
By PeteVerified Purchaser from Mpls on 2/2/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to handle, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Easier to handle than the smaller cameras

 
We love this camera
By Mishelle in MarketingVerified Purchaser from Fort Worth, Texas on 1/29/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Work
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

We have purchased several of these cameras for our business and have loved them all. The sales crew find them easy to operate and they take quality pictures that we may, then, use on our website.

 
Amazing.
By Alli Dck 23Verified Reviewer from St. Pete, Florida on 1/28/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I love this camera. I'm so glad I was able to get it. Awesome quality for a point and shoot. I use mostly for outdoors shots and I love using the macro setting. I plan on using it at my friend's band Dementia shows.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
You'll be sorry if you buy this one!
By No longer a Canon customer from USA on 1/28/2009
Cons:
E18 error, Lens errorrestart camera
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Google "e18 error" in canon cameras or google "lens error, restart camera". Lens mysteriously gets stuck. [...] My camera lasted one use and was not mishandled or dropped. I also never took it outside so there shouldn't be a piece of sand in it. So much for the good reviews I read here. [...] This camera was too expensive for a one time use camera. Also, the pictures I did take were blurry in low light.

 
Great point and shoot
By SteveVerified Purchaser from Ogallala, Nebraska on 1/27/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Very good picture quality, plenty of features and good image stabilization, can't be beat for it's price!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By AnitagamVerified Reviewer from San Jose, CA on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight Compact, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I've used Canon cameras for years -- and when I got tired of carrying my SLR & extra lenses, I opted for this compact camera. It has amazing capabilities, with so many choices of settings. I've taken many action photos of my active grandchildren, and also enjoy taking more "arty" photos. It's so easy to carry around in a pocket.

 
Excellent choice
By FredVerified Purchaser from NY on 1/20/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time, Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

none

 
Easiet camera to use
By ASVerified Purchaser from Miami on 1/19/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Great camera we use it for business we own about five. Easy to use and takes excellent photos.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love the camera
By SparkyVerified Purchaser from new jersey on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
Long Lag Time, Poor Operation in Low Light
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I love the camera, get to take pictures of my grandbaby. I was also able to take video's of him with sound and was very pleased with the results. I have not had time to learn how to use every aspect of the camera but what I have tried has been easy to use. The only draw back I have seen so far has been the lag between the saving of the pictures before you can take another shot but it would not deter me from recommending the camera to a friend.

 
LOVED IT!
By RobbVerified Purchaser from CT on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

The camera is everything I hoped for and more. This may be one of my best purchases in a long time. Well priced. I was about to pay $400 for a SLR and I feel like I'm getting somewhat close to as good quality. [...] And you can't go wrong with this Canon Powershot.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera for the price.
By Maggie MaeVerified Purchaser from Raleigh, NC on 1/13/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Memory Card Capacity
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I like everything about the camera except the memory card that came with it. It is a 32mb and you can only get 13 pictures pictures on it because of the 8 megapixels quality. It never occurred to me that was really small for this type of camera. My experience with digital cameras is very limited as I imagine others looking for a camera in that price range are. It really should ship with a 1 or 2 gig memory card. Maybe it is just me, but I could not find anywhere that explained that circumstance to me. Maybe if I had purchased it in-store, someone would have recommended a bigger card. However, I bought it online and did not have that advantage.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Value in a Point-and Shoot
By Orange BirdVerified Purchaser from Nashville, TN on 1/11/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

During Holiday get-togethers, this camera performed far better than expected. It is just small enough to fit in most pockets and purses, but large enough to be comfortable to use, even for someone with big hands. Battery use was outstanding, never having to change them even after several hours of use. One great little camera for the price!

 
very good addition to a SLR
By SlleepyVerified Purchaser from Carrington,N.D. on 1/10/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

pleased with picture quality,added 590 to a canon Rebel X SLR very comparable would surely recommend

 
Easy to use, lightweight.
By EVerified Purchaser from Bend, OR on 1/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This was an excellent Christmas gift. It's great for every day photos and is very easy to use.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
what a great camera
By that kid who keeps coming into ritz cam. from chicago illinois on 1/1/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight, Perfect size, Strong Construction
Cons:
Flash might mess up pix, Long Lag Time, Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I got this camera for christmas and I am loving it! I also enjoy having my own camera instead of using my mom's panasonic lumix. i am very impressed with all of the features, BUT it is difficult to figure out the operation of them. get out that user's guide!

 
I feel like a paparazzi !!
By JackVerified Reviewer from Newcastle, DE. on 1/1/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great for beginners, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This was an Christmas gift from my family, it was a suprise since I used disposable cameras in the past. Those day's are over. I set it on auto or easy setting and BAM, I'm acting like a paparazzi at home. Hollywood here I come!!(kidding) Really though it's pretty darn decent. If your looking for a cool camera, and your new to taking pics.. you can't go wrong.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great value-get as advanced as you want
By ALHVerified Purchaser from Pawtucket, RI on 12/31/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Wonderfully easy and fun to use yet Capable of serious photography. Clear photos with brilliant color. Great walk around camera. Compact yet with controls that a big man with big hands can use. I had a Nikon Coolpix S550 which took great pictures but it was so small that I could never find the shutter. Now I can get the shots that I used to miss because I didn't have my Rebel XT.
Long lag time is a problem. But there are so many positive things about this remarkable camera that it's worth living with.
The Image Stabilization really works! It has saved several pictures that otherwise would have been deletes.
I don't know how Canon can put out such a sophisticated camera for the price.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
The camera for adventure travel
By flashVerified Purchaser from vt on 12/31/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

As someone who does research in Africa this is an ideal camera. Tough and offering options for a variety of purposes--from wild-life scenes to photographing documents it does them all, and on AA batteries!

 
I absolutely love this camera!!!
By VonnVerified Purchaser from Baltimore, MD on 12/30/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This camera takes great pics! My son took photos at the stadium and it looked like he was standing on the field taking them (when in fact, he was way up in the stands)!!!!! This was a great purchase!!!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Just what I wanted
By Michigan GirlVerified Reviewer from Muskegon, MI on 12/30/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I recently purchased this camera for a trip to France. Over the 2 weeks I took 1,000, at least. My friends say they look like postcards. The camera tumbled out of the car a couple of times without damage. It was easy to grab and shoot. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for an uncomplicated pocket camera that will give you wonderful results.

 
Ok product for the price.
By Big tinyVerified Purchaser from tn on 12/30/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
Long Lag Time, Poor Operation in Low Light, Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Overall its a good buy. Slow between pics and battery life if short. lots of option and the price was right.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Camera worth having
By Sharing a CameraVerified Purchaser from Denham Springs, LA on 12/30/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Video is clear and sharp
Cons:
Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Movie skits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This camera was a gift, it works great, comfortable to hold. The set of batteries that came with the camera didn't last for one day. Have another set ready and purchase a larger SD card. It seems to be a very durable camera, doesn't scratch easily - no major cons found yet.

 
I love my Cannon A590 !!
By Kim MVerified Purchaser from Indiana on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I love love love this camera. I use it both professionally and for casual family photos. It is so easy to use and the picture quality is excellent. It takes great video as well. Since we travel a lot it's a great size to put it in your purse or coat pocket and go. I have a bigger cannon that I always end up putting it in the luggage to be checked so I missed so many great shot possibilities.

The one and only con to this camera is the lag between taking pictures. It seems to take longer than other cameras I tested.

I would highly recommend this camera.

 
Great Camera Value Price
By MachMarkVerified Purchaser from Kingsport TN on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Purchased this camera to replace an earlier version of the Canon Powershot that I had been using for 3 years. That camera took literally thousands of photographs and never had an issue. This camera looks, feels and performs much the same with better amenities. Can't beat this camera at this price.

[1 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Wouldn't Work
By Lee from Baltimore, MD on 12/29/2008
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I received this as a Christmas present and once I had put the included batteries and memory card in, I attempted to turn it on. No such luck. It turned on for about ten seconds and then shut itself off. I tried new batteries, a new memory card, no memory card, read the book[...]The thing was just dead.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A REVIEW FOR THE CANON POWERSHOT A590 IS
By PHOTOGRAPHY DUDE from CHICAGO ILLINOIS on 12/27/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
COMPLICATED WITH BATTERIE, GUSSLES UP BATTERY JUICE, Long Lag Time, POOR FLASH CHANGES ENVIO, Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

THIS CAMERA IS AMAZING, BUT I DO HAVE TO WARN YOU THAT THIS DEVICE SUCKS UP THE BATTERY POWER LIKE A VACUME! BUY LOTS OF BATTERIES!!! OTHER THAN THAT I LOVE THIS CAMERA. I LIKE HOW YOU CAN TURN OFF THE FLASH. YOU WILL CHERISH THIS CAMERA...

 
Awesomeness...
By WillVerified Purchaser from Pueblo West, Co. on 12/26/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Every thing was easy to figure out and fluently operated. I love this camera.

 
a professional point and shoot!!
By photographer101 from chicago, illinois on 12/25/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction, WOW
Best Uses:
Art, Everything, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I got this camera today (christmas) and I only took a few photographs. I am just a kid and I am amazed by everything this camera has to offer! I recommend this camera to anybody who wants great picture quality,new canon features, and a lightweight camera that is completely portable. I even heard a hotel photographer was using this! Buy it!!!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice Camera
By camera funVerified Purchaser from Minnesota on 12/24/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time, Small memory card
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Great camera, it was a little smaller then we thought, but it takes nice pictures. The lag time is longer then I would like and the memory card is not as big, so I recommend to get a bigger one right away. Overall, very nice.

 
Great Pic's
By DLongVerified Reviewer from Park Forest, IL on 12/19/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy to Keep Clean, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction, You won't be disappointed
Cons:
None as of yet
Best Uses:
All usage, Art, Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This is a really good camera for the money. It has all the features of more expensive cameras, and the image stablization and face detection are top notch. You won't be disappointed!!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera, easy to use
By trzrhntrVerified Purchaser from Mapleton, Oregon on 12/18/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This is my second digital camera and it is a great improvement over my Olympus. So easy to use and just the right size to travel. I like having a viewfinder. It is very easy to handle. Bottom line - a really great camera.

 
I use on duck hunting trips its great
By harleyVerified Purchaser from sioux center iowa on 12/17/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Hunting trips, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Easy to use

 
Great Camera. Clear results. Easy to use
By OmairVerified Reviewer from Vancouver, WA on 12/17/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Bit bulky than competitor
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Great camera for a good price. A bit bulkier, but solid construction. Recommended for casual photographers or beginners-intermediate. Overall, its a really nice camera.

 
A great camera at a great price!
By Mango FamilyVerified Purchaser from Westminster MD on 12/16/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Purchased as a gift for my daughter, now the whole family borrows it! We just put it in our bags and go! It is small enough and durable enough to go with us, but has enough power to take some great pictures!

 
First Impression
By KyosajacksonVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/16/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy to Keep Clean, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Menu confusing
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Work documentation
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Nice bright screen!

 
A good deal!!
By JhoVerified Purchaser from Edison, NJ on 12/15/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
Long Lag Time, Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

For the price paid, this camera is a real good one. The only minus is the batery life is poor. Better to get a charger and rechargeable batteries to save money of batteries!

Over all, the picture quality is great. Indoor and nighttime pictures are surely better than my sony cybershot.Its an amazing deal esp with a freeprinter!!

 
Canon PowerShot A590
By raraVerified Purchaser from Cleveland ohio on 12/15/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I love how easy it is to use. The menu is very user friendly. Haven't had it long enough to judge the battery life but I like being able to buy batteries anywhere if I do need them. My last camera took an expensive rechargeable one.

 
[$] deal
By D-FlyVerified Purchaser from CA. on 12/15/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy to Keep Clean, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Just got the camera. Took pix and now what. I have to read the directions. This is my first digital camera and it sure has alot of stuff to figure out on it. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all works. I just have to put in the time.

 
Canon A590 comments
By Racecity4Verified Purchaser from Charlotte NC on 12/14/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Camera has been very good thus far. Picture quality has been very good. Plan to use more in the next two weeks.

 
This Product is the "bomb"
By Lake Forest ClubVerified Purchaser from Lake Forest, IL on 12/9/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This camera was purchased to replace another Canon Power Shot which was stolen. It is used at a private members only club to take pictures of various functions and parties and put them on our web site. It is very easy to use and the red eye removal feature is the best! Our members love the pictures and request them time after time for their own personal photo albums. We have not yet found any downside to this camera and would recommend the product to everyone.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A lot of camera for the price!
By Canon manVerified Purchaser from Lebanon, Tn on 12/4/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Technology at a low price
Cons:
Casing could be better, Weak Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I purchased 2 of these as presents.I own a Rebel XSi and an power shot A620. The A620 is the closest to this camera. This camera has made some nice improvements from the A620.

First, the face detection technology works well and provides excellent and thoughtless clarity to facial expression of the subjects. Second, the video seems to be slightly better in resolution as well as features. I will, however, point out that the A620 has a flip out screen which is very useful for filming and tripod use. Last, the IS(image stabilization) is nice to have so that you can finally own a point and shoot that gives a clear image indoors without the use of the flash.

My major disappointments are the lack of a flip out screen and the plastic casing. The camera has a cheap light feel to it. If you don't care about that, the camera works very well otherwise.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By MaryVerified Purchaser from Michigan on 11/30/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I love this camera. It takes a wonderful picture and is easy to haul around in my purse. I love the fact that it is easy to use right out of the box. You can set the camera on the various auto settings......or select Manual for custom settings. Canon makes great cameras.....it's the only brand I'll buy.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Would definitely buy product again.
By MaryVerified Purchaser from Erie, Pa on 11/28/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Is very easy to use, takes great pictures. Used the dog/kids setting to take pictures of my dog, got some great shots that I know I wouldn't be able to get with other type of cameras for the same money.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Consumer Magazine Gives High Grade
By photo taker in FloridaVerified Purchaser from Fort Lauderdale, Fl on 11/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I just received it and it's a christmas gift for my daughter , so we haven't tested it out yet. But I chose it because the product rating agency that I regularly trust for advice highly ranked it, as well as Ritz Camera the store. So I think it's a win-win.

 
Great Camera and Easy to Use
By BigHVerified Purchaser from Lomita, CA on 11/25/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This is a great camera for the money. It is easy to use and has a 4X optical zoom. It is a perfect camera for vacation because it is compact and has great picture quality.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera for the right price
By SoldierVerified Purchaser from Germany on 11/25/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Great features and lots of functions for a digital camera.

 
Great camera for the price!
By EscoVerified Purchaser from Nashville, TN on 11/24/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I purchased this camera as upgrade from my older Canon SureShot with only 2.0 MPs. Mostly use to post photos on my Flickr site.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
THE A-85 AND THE A-590
By PAUL BIG MACVerified Purchaser from PHOENIX AZ. on 11/24/2008
Pros:
8 MEGA PIXELS WOW, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Light weight, Strong Construction, THE A590 BEST EVER
Cons:
SHORT LIST OF CONS, STILL GREAT THOUGH
Best Uses:
Art, Documentary, DOGS AND FRIENDS, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

O.K i HAVE STILL AN A85 THAT I BOUGHT 8 YEARS AGO I THINK, WHAT EVER. RECENTLY I PURCHASED AN A590THE DIFFERENCE: FASTER, MORE OPTIONS, LIGHT WEIGHT, NOT A BATTERY HOG LIKE THE A85 WAS, BOUBLE THE PIXELS, PRO FEATURES IF YOU BUY ANY CAMERA THIS SEASON I RECOMMEND THE A590 IN IT'S PRICE RANGE I DOES NOT GET ANY BETTERTHANKS MAXINC[@]

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love it!!
By BernieVerified Purchaser from Bronx,NY on 11/16/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long lag time at big zoom
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I didn't even look at the users manual to use - that's how easy it is to use. Also I used it on vacation and the hotel photographer was using the same camera and charging people big money for the pictures!!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
love it
By nvnozzyVerified Reviewer from victorville ca, on 11/10/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

tis such a good camera!!

[11 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

 
Solid construction - great pictures
By SunnySDVerified Purchaser from South Dakota on 10/29/2008
Pros:
Durable, Easy to operate, Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Action Shots, Outside, Scenery
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I bought this camera to replace an older Nikon CoolPix that my horse stepped on. I selected it rather than another Nikon (loved that camera) because when I compared the two, the Canon just felt more durable. In particular, while both the Canon and the Nikon CoolPix L16 that I looked at have the SD disc located in the battery compartment, the Canon's battery access door felt solid. The Nikon's hinges felt flimsy and weak.

So far I've taken about 150 shots in various lights, indoors & out. I'm very impressed with the picture quality. Low light really requires a flash, and recovery time isn't great, but I found that to be fairly common with most of the cameras I tried.

The zoom is good, and it even takes reasonably clear pictures out the car window at 60 mph. The dial-select for setting type of picture (kids/pets, landscape, etc.) takes a bit of getting used to, but the dial setting allowing one-finger zoom control is really handy.

It's a bit clunky, size-wise (doesn't fit well in a hip pocket), but that's probably it's worst feature, overall.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A fine inexpensive camera
By DaveVerified Purchaser from San Diego,Ca on 10/27/2008
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Take photos of grandchild, While traveling
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

A good camera for the occasional photographer.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great camera for a small price
By Al BaltimoreVerified Purchaser from Baltimore MD on 10/16/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality, Outstanding point and sho
Cons:
Delay between flash shots
Best Uses:
Snap Shots
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

I use this camera for everyday shooting.....It's my all purpose camera

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good for everyday use
By ksjVerified Purchaser from Visalia Ca. on 10/13/2008
Pros:
Good Value
Cons:
Photo Editing Limited
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Good Inexpensive Camera
Easy to use

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love my camera!
By Opie from Atlanta, GA on 10/13/2008
Pros:
Durable, Easy to use, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This is my first digital camera. I took it on a recent trip to Canada, having barely read the manual. I set it on "Auto" and left it there for the entire trip. The photos came out looking like postcards! Beautiful color and clarity. The batteries held up well -- I got several days of shots before having to recharge them.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Value, Great Versatility
By DayRunnerVerified Reviewer from Dallas, Texas on 10/6/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
All purpose shooter, Indoors and outdoors, Portraits, Scenic
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Feature packed. Ametures and novices should like using this low cost, high quality camera.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love this camera.
By CoachVerified Purchaser from Nashville, TN on 10/2/2008
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
On the go
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

This is a great point and shoot camera.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By NormVerified Purchaser from Marina Del Rey, California on 10/2/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By bigred1saysVerified Purchaser from Ft Worth, Texas on 9/29/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

We bought this camera for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and took it along on our 2nd Honeymoon trip to San Antonio. This is the best digital camera we have owned to date. I would recomend it to anyone who wants an easy camera to use that produces high quality pictures.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good Value
By Father of 4Verified Purchaser from Nebraska on 9/22/2008
Pros:
Good Value
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Great camera for a first time user, like my wife.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Just what I wanted - and more
By AlanReinVerified Purchaser from FortMyers FL on 9/22/2008
Pros:
Good Value
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

It was smaller in my hand than expected, but I like the simplicity of the 2, AA batteries.

There are more user-controlled manual functions than I expected. I am looking forward to learning them all.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
New model,quality & value,satisfactory
By "The Dad"Verified Purchaser from Rosemount, Minnesota on 9/21/2008
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

Always ready to record daily & special family life.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
CANON'S EASIEST POINT & SHOOTER
By FIJIMANVerified Reviewer from LAS VEGAS/HENDERSON NEVADA AREA on 9/13/2008
Pros:
ALL AROUND USE, Compact, Durable, Easy to clean, Easy to use, Good Value, High Quality, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Banquets, Indoor use, Outdoor use, Parties, Sports, Weddings
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

EASE OF USE

VERY LIGHTWEIGHT

EASY TO CLEAN BODY

PICTBRIDGE COMPATIBLE WITH CANON PRINTERS

[4 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Beginner Camera
By Chucki from Philadelphia, PA on 9/7/2008
Pros:
Durable
Cons:
Low Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera:

the sleek design and easy-to-use camera

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