Canon Powershot A580 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on build quality.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
Canon Powershot A580: 8 MP (Megapixels), 4x optical zoom, SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to uuse and comfortable to handle.Optical viewfinder a Godsend as I find it difficult to clearly see LCD image especially in bright light.
Bad points:
None found yet-it is it iis as good or better camera as previouuus Canon A70 and at half the price.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2008

LYNNE, ISLE OF WIGHT AMATEUR CAMERA USER

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
IT IS EASY TO USE AND ANYONE CAN USE IT AS A POINT AND SHOOT CAMERA, BUT IF YOU DO WANT TO USE ADVANCE SETTINGS THEN THERE IS THE OPTION TO DO THAT TOO....
Bad points:
I'VE ONLY HAVE THE CAMERA A FEW WEEKS AND AT THE MOMENT I CAN FIND NO BAD POINTS, BUT A SUGGESTION WOULD BE ,,,,,,MAYBE THERE COULD BE A PACK THAT COMES WITH IT AS AN OPTIONAL EXTRA TO INCLUDE A CAMERA CASE AND A LARGER MEMORY CARD.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
view finder,quality,simple to use, good zoom.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Jul 2008

Hector, Aberdeen

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
So compact, nice and easy to handle
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2008

Ian, Rugby

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
it has a view finder !!
Bad points:
no wehere near as good as a Panasonic Lumix.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Aug 2008

Colin, Plymouth

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It has an optical viewfinder which is essential as LCD screens are difficult to see in bright sunlight
It's other good feature is the ability to use AA bateries, as rechargeable AA's are far cheaper to buy than dedicated battery packs and you can always find somewhere to buy ordinary AA's if you were desperate
It also has a 4 times optical zoom which not all cameras in this price range has
Bad points:
using AA batteries makes it slightly wider than other cameras but the overall size is still small.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jul 2008

Gerry, Sheffield

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
High quality lens
Eye-level optical viewfinder
Uses standard batteries.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Dec 2008

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 2448x3264
Optical zoom ratio 4
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format HCMMCplus
Media format SD Card
Media format MMCplus Card
Media format MMC Card
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 175
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1200
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 64.7x94.3x40.8
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.6x5.5
In-built memory (Megabytes) 32
Release date 2008-02-19
Height in mm 6.5
Width in mm 94.3
Depth in mm 4.1
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Type of lens fixed
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 140
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 35

Also known as: Powershot A580

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Manufacturer's Description

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.

Features

  • 8.0 Megapixels
  • 4x optical zoom
  • Motion Detection Technology
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Red-Eye Correction
  • DIGIC III and iSAPS
  • 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.

DIGIC III and iSAPS
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.


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