100.0% of Users Would Recommend this Digital Camera
0.0% of Users Would Not Recommend this Digital Camera
TOTAL USER RATINGS: 7
PROS: Value for money. ease of use. Fantastic range of features. Advanced level of features.
CONS: It is difficult for a first time user to find fault.
PROS: My last Canon, an A70, gave up the ghost last summer -- this is my Christmas replacement. Very easy to use, great big view screen allows sharing pix and video with nearsighted friends (grin) all the benefits of the A series Canons. It is much easier to use than the other, and I can see it has other benefits I have yet to discover. Good clearly written manual. Overall, a very good value for the money.
CONS: The battery / flash card hatch feels flimsy, a little difficult to close. Also, my camera arrived with the lithium battery (for preserving settings and dates) run down already, but I assume my warranty will cover replacing this. The flap on the USB port was a little difficult to open -- not a big deal, but a stubborn person opening it the wrong way might tear or break it, I suspect. However, it is more substantial than the same flap on the A70, and that lasted more than 4 years of continuous use. I would prefer this camera slightly heavier and larger, but that's just me. I'm sure I will get used to it.
PROS: EASY...EASY...EASY... GREAT PICTURES I. S. IS OUTSTANDING POINT AND SHOOT..IT'S THAT EASY
CONS: STILL DO NOT LIKE THE ZOOM LOCATION..
PROS: There's manual modes like aperture and shutter priority. At this price range that's rare. I like the ability to use rechargeable AA batteries. Autofocus is surprisingly quick and accurate for a budget camera. Has great feel and button layout makes sense. Attractive looking in duo-tone gunmetal gray. The images have pleasing colors and noise levels are controlled nicely up to 400. Even 800 is usable for small 4x6 prints. The software is excellent and practical to use. Excellent battery life using rechargeable NiMH AA batteries.
CONS: The screen resolution is not as high resolution as I would like. Optical viewfinder is tiny and difficult to see through. Video recording is choppy at 20fps at the highest resolution. The camera is more bulky than other compacts, and hard to fit in pant pockets. Doesn't have a panorama stitch assist mode like other PowerShot cameras. Slow flash recycle time from two AA batteries.
PROS: Fairly compact, but with a large display and a real optical viewfinder. Many different exposure modes are built in and easy to get at. I particularly like that the timer can take more than one shot. The photos and movies can be downloaded in Linux using gphoto2.
CONS: I could not find an automatic exposure bracketing mode, or get at RAW images, making this camera inconvenient for HDR fans. It does not focus on anything closer than 20cm from the lens. (The manual claims 5cm!) Focusing in macro mode is unnecessarily difficult in general. The tripod mount is in the (wrong) corner, but unfortunately that seems to be common. Canon could easily make the USB connection appear as a standard mass storage device to Linux.
PROS: couldn't think of anything with this price range. Software is easy to use even in win2000.
CONS: I wish canon wold consider a Linux software package since developing nations are gradually moving toward affordable Linux OS. Canon could simply upload the Linux version to Open sources or remain on canon support download site as alternative would be great. That would be the 1st big camera company to do that.
PROS: As an novice with digital cameras, I looked up other reviews & the A590IS had the best result... now I know why! Just started to play with features with great results. Night shots are great (heard a few saying it was awful), I took a pic with nothing but TV light with night display & it turned out so good! For a beginner this camera is definitely the way to go - easy but you can still be creative.
CONS: Pro's & beginners agree.... why, oh, why have a seperate 'advanced' section? I ended up using little sticky tabs to mark pages with features I will likely use often, some in the basic, some in advanced so it a bit of a pain. But as for camera, it's all good!
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