One thing I noticed when shooting at full 4x digital enlargement is that the image is quite jumpy in the frame, making it a little hard to tell if you’ve got the shot lined up correctly thus the somewhat tilted image of the tugboat above. The A IS also upholds Canon’s reputation for great color and exposure, and pleasing optical performance as well. Camera came in excellent condition. Visit the Canon Online Store. A large, bright, 2. Main Features Image stabilizer feature.

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A IS vs IS.

Canon PowerShot A IS: Digital Photography Review

The A has true optical image stabilization iw a floating lens element. Javascript is disabled in this browser. There is no firmware for the OS version you selected. It’s refreshing to see so many manual capabilities on a compact digital camera, and the A IS’s available manual and partial manual modes are quite capable.

Continuous shooting mode yielded a consistent speed of around a5900 frames per second at full resolution. Overall optical quality seems better than many competing models. Locking the camera in Center AF mode increased speed slightly.

PowerShot A590 IS

Each of the camera’s preset modes is fairly self-explanatory, optimizing the camera for specific shooting conditions that are commonly encountered, but can be troublesome to get right exposure-wise. And while the fine lines within the clothing and skin tones aren’t sharply distinct, there is enough definition to indicate that the mosaic pattern does indeed continue in these areas. Powerful slave flash, fired by the camera’s pre-flash. With canno new sensor, better autofocus system and more streamlined design, the X line Switch over to mAh NiMH rechargeables and things improve slightly.


Similarly, vignetting was a non-issue, even shooting at full wide angle with the lens wide open. Javascript is disabled in this browser.

Canon A IS Review

This page requires Javascript. The A IS’s Face Detection goes a step further, and calculates white balance as well, ensuring better skin tones.

The A IS performs well in low lighting, with its maximum second shutter time, and its range of preset Scene modes is useful in normal day-to-day situations. Overall, macro performance, if not exactly frame-filling, is nice and crisp. I was also slightly concerned that the glossy finish on the handgrip might make the camera tend to be more slippery, but have yet to have any difficulties keeping the A in hand.

The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used. All are within reach of you right thumb when shooting one-handed.

The sole warranty, if any, with the respect camon such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof. On the upside, download speeds were quite fast. Sony’s follow-up to its NEX-6 laps the field with its 11fps burst and comfortable design. Shedding some light on the sources of noise. Of course, we always recommend picking up a large capacity SDHC or SD memory card at least a 1 GB card, preferably a 4 GB one, to give you even more room, especially if you plan on shooting many fanon Main Features Image stabilizer feature.


That said though, the PowerShot A IS’s digital zoom should yield good results if print sizes are kept small, or images reserved for online purposes. See all user reviews. Most of the control icons are fairly self-explanatory, and the menu system is clear and logical. Visit the Canon Online Store. Below is a listing of our top FAQ’s. Battery door cheap feeling, hard to close Flash recycle times still feel long. Dimensions W x H x D.