The Canon PowerShot A IS’s two-toned graphite-colored exterior is a welcome break from the typical matte silver digital camera design so common these days. With advanced Face and Motion Detection technology, the A IS is a good option for people shots, though its timings aren’t quite fast enough for sporting events or high-speed action. We’ve already discussed the camera’s ISO capability, offering equivalent sensitivity settings from 80 to 1, with an Auto mode. Likewise, in the subtle details of the peppers in the bottle at right, the A IS again does a great job of holding onto fine detail. The A IS also offers a Face Detect and Track mode, which lets you manually highlight the face in the image area, then direct the camera to track that face if it moves.

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A Canon Customer Care representative will attempt to diagnose the nature of the problem and correct it over the telephone. A IS vs TG Most users should be able to start shooting with the A IS right out of the box, but to get to know all of the camera’s nuances, plan on spending about an hour or so with the manual in-hand.

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. Powerful slave flash, fired by the camera’s pre-flash. When your download is complete please use the instructions below to begin the installation of your download or locate your downloaded files on your computer.


If cann already familiar with Canon digital cameras, the PowerShot A IS’s menu system will be a breeze to navigate. Buy the Canon A IS. Test shot crops show only faint traces of sharpening halos as well, making for images that, on balance, look very natural at best and appropriately processed at worst.

Number of Recording Pixels. The A offers up three choices for basic AF mode: In rounding off the grip compared to previous models, the A feels a bit easier to grasp solidly. We’ve already discussed the camera’s ISO capability, offering equivalent sensitivity settings from 80 to 1, with an Auto mode. Activates shutter after an approx.

Canon PowerShot A IS Specs – CNET

Comes with mounting bracket. It uses AA batteries, which is nice for me too. Which Fuji X lens do you love the most?

While the plastic body canin aren’t especially shiny, they do have a very smooth finish that feels good in the hand: Though the A IS’s lens appeared to be of good quality, with generally average to low distortion, we did notice some blurring in the corners of the frame at both wide angle and telephoto zoom positions. Off-axis face recognition also seems to be somewhat improved over the previous generation of compact cameras, though the A still seems to need to see two eyes to recognize a face.

What impresses more about the newest Canon A is not any specific strength, but its all-around competency.

AF issues seem to often be a weak link in moderately priced compacts, which makes the continued consistent performance of this latest PowerShot A model that much more appealing.


With seven distinct steps, the zoom is a touch notchy in use, and having a little more wide-angle reach is always a nice addition for landscape shooting.

Effectively doubles the flash range of the camera. Shutter lag at wide angle and telephoto was good, at 0.

We also noticed a fair amount of chromatic aberration at both zoom settings, though the blurring in the corners likely intensified this effect. In our tests, we clocked the A IS at 1. Built to a price point that a5590 entails some serious photographic compromises, the A IS makes relatively few: And flash recycle times might be a little long if you’re trying to photograph groups of people, at Bright reds and blues are a bit oversaturated, with some slight shifts in hue accuracy notably cyans toward blue for vibrant skieswhich is very common among consumer digital cameras because many consumers prefer brighter-than-life caonn in their images.

This charger kit comes with four AA rechargeable batteries powered by Nickel Csnon technology that’s free of the frustrating “memory” effect.

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Though it most likely won’t be fast enough for a5590 action, it should handle day-to-day needs very well. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. A7rIII – Severe banding and color blotching.