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PowerShot A580 is standard models within the PowerShot series, known for the ease of use offered by its camera. This model inherit from their predecessors a 4x optical zoom lens, which won high praise from users, and come equipped with a high-resolution 8.0-megapixel CCD sensor. The newly added “Easy” mode of the A580 automatically determines optimal settings based on shooting conditions so that even beginners can take impressive shots with ease. With their comfortable, easy-to-hold grip and Curvature Design form, the models convey a look and feel of stability.
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 8 million|
|Image Sensor||1/2.5-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 8.3 million pixels)|
|Lens||5.8 (W)–23.2 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 (W)–140 (T) mm)
f/2.6 (W)–f/5.5 (T)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 16x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||2.5-inch type, TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 dots (Picture coverage 100%)|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
AF frame mode: Face Detect*
** /AiAF (9-points)/Center
* AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face.
|Focusing Range (From the front of the lens)||Normal: 45 cm (1.5 ft.)–infinity
Macro: 5–45 cm (W) (2.0 in.–1.5 ft. (W)), 30–45 cm (T) (12 in.–1.5 ft.(T))
Easy: 5 cm (2.0 in.)–infinity (W), 30 cm (12 in.)–infinity (T)
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity (W/T)
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||1/60–1/2000 sec.
15–1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Metering System||Evaluative* /Center-weighted average or Spot**
* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
|Exposure Compensation||±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)||Auto* , High ISO Auto** , ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode and subject brightness.
|White Balance||Auto* , Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom
* The colors of faces are evaluated in Face Detect AF.
|Built-in Flash||Auto, on, off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
|Built-in Flash Range||30 cm–3.5 m (12 in.–11 ft.) (W)/30 cm–2.2 m (12 in.–7.2 ft.) (T)
Brightness of image periphery may reduce depending on shooting distance.
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Easy, Manual
Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Special Scene* and Movie**
* Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks and Aquarium.
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.4 shots/sec.|
|Self-timer||Approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay or custom|
|Recording Media||SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard/MMCplus card/HC MMCplus card|
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Data Type||Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
Sound Memo: WAVE (monaural)
* This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels||Still images
･ Large: 3264 x 2448 pixels
･ Medium 1: 2592 x 1944 pixels
･ Medium 2: 2048 x 1536 pixels
･ Medium 3, Date Stamp: 1600 x 1200 pixels
･ Small: 640 x 480 pixels
･ Widescreen: 3264 x 1832 pixels
640 x 480 pixels (20 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (20 frames/sec. LP)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full* (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB per clip** )
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Maximum recording length per clip: 3 min.
* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC- 512 MSH recommended).
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 2x to 10x max.), Resume Playback, Image Inspection Tool, Jump, My Category, Movie Playback (slow motion available), Rotate, Slide Show, Red-Eye Correction, Resize, Sound memos (it is possible to record and playback up to 1 min.), Protect|
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
|Interface||Hi-Speed USB (mini-B) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)|
|Communication Settings||MTP, PTP|
|Power Source||2 AA-size alkaline batteries
2 AA-size NiMH batteries NB4-300 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
|Operating Temperatures||0–40°C (32–104°F) (0–35°C (32–95°F) when NB-3AH is used.)|
|Dimensions (excluding protrusions)||94.3 x 64.7 x 40.8 mm (3.7 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.)|
|Weight (camera body only)||Approx. 175 g (6.2 oz.)|