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The PowerShot A580 has a host of features that make it simple to take great photos. Easy Mode gives you has... See full description.
  • Compact
  • 2448x3264 pixels

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The PowerShot A580 has a host of features that make it simple to take great photos. Easy Mode gives you hassle-free shooting, while Face Detection Technology captures sharp faces time after time.


  • 8.0 Megapixels
  • 4x optical zoom
  • Motion Detection Technology
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Red-Eye Correction
  • 2.5" LCD and OVF
  • 16 Shooting Modes including Easy Mode
  • VGA and LP movies
  • PictBridge and Print/Share button

etter photos, the easy way.

8.0 Megapixels
An 8.0 Megapixel sensor records your images in full, vivid detail – so you are free to crop, enlarge, resize and enjoy every image.

4x optical zoom
A bright 4x optical zoom lens, gives you the flexibility to capture images at distance without sacrificing quality. It combines with digital zoom for up to 16x magnification.

Motion Detection Technology
Motion Detection Technology works to eliminate blur by compensating for subject motion and camera-shake. Part of High ISO Auto, the intelligent system uses various inputs such as Face Detection Technology and information about scene brightness to achieve blur-free images, and maximise image quality.

Face Detection Technology
Face Detection Technology ensures superb people shots by automatically setting optimum focus, exposure, flash and white balance. Face Select and Track lets you choose and track your primary subject, so you never lose a special face in the crowd.

Red-Eye Correction
Red-Eye Correction quickly and easily removes red-eye in camera. It can be set to remove red-eye automatically as you shoot or in playback mode, making it simple to achieve natural looking eyes even when using the flash.

Canon’s DIGIC III processor provides lightning quick responses, superb image quality and advanced noise reduction for sharper, clearer images. iSAPS technology uses shooting scene data to optimise camera settings even before a shot is taken.

2.5" LCD screen
The bright 2.5" LCD screen is ideal for easy group viewing. Night Display mode aids visibility in low light while a selectable Grid Line display helps with composition. The optical viewfinder (OVF) lets you switch off the screen to preserve battery life.

Shooting Modes
16 shooting modes include Easy Mode which makes all the major decisions for ultra-simple photography, plus Special Scene modes like Sunset, Portrait and Kids & Pets, for great results in common shooting situations. My Colors photo effects such as Black & White can be applied during shooting.

Movie Options
Movie modes include Long Play (LP) for VGA (20fps) clips that use half the normal memory card space.

Direct Printing
Printing is fast and easy with the PowerShot A580. Connect to any PictBridge compatible printer and push the Print/Share button for a full colour print within seconds. Connect to a Canon SELPHY CP printer and you can also print ID photos and movie stills.

product specification
Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 2448x3264 pixels
Optical zoom ratio 4x optical zoom
Screen size 2.5"
Digital zoom ratio 4x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser No image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SD Card storage
Media format SDHC Card storage
Media format MMC Card storage
Media format MMCplus Card storage
Media format HCMMCplus storage
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 175g
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/1200 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/15 max. shutter speed
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 64.7x94.3x40.8mm
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.6x5.5 max. aperture lens 1
In-built memory Internal Storage: 32 MB
Release date 19 Feb 2008
Height in mm 6.5
Width in mm Width: 94.3mm
Depth in mm 4.1
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Type of lens fixed lens
Highest focal length 140 Millimetres
Lowest focal length 35 Millimetres