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This guide is divided into the following two sections. Start out by familiarizing nanual with the camera and mastering the basics. Table of Contents Table of Contents Items marked with a are lists or charts that summarize camera functions or procedures.

Canon PowerShot A590 IS User Manual

Table of Contents Viewing Movies Some functions may not be available in certain shooting modes. If there is no notation to that effect, the function may be used in all modes. Please note that Canon A590iis. Please Read Camera Body Temperature If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm.

Please be aware of this and take care when operating the camera for an extended period. Preparations Preparations Installing the batteries Slide the battery cover lock a and hold it open while sliding the cover b and opening it c. Battery Cover Lock Open the cover c. Slide the cover b. Preparations Insert the memory card until it clicks into place. Preparations Oowershot Remove the Batteries Open the cover and remove the batteries.

Take care that you do not drop the batteries. To Remove the Memory Card Use a finger to push the memory card in until you hear a click, then release it. Select the month, day, year and time, and the display order. Select a shooting mode.

PowerShot A590 IS

Shooting Still Images Press the shutter button fully all the way to shoot. Shooting Still Images Shooting in Easy Mode This camera features a shooting mode, Easy mode, that automatically selects all camera settings except the flash. This mode is ideal for first time camera users, or users powerhsot do not make many settings. Set the mode switch to playback. Use the button to display the image you wish to view. Use the button to select an image to erase and press the button.

Confirm that [Erase] is selected and press the button. To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel]. For detail, see the Direct Print User Guide. Turn on the printer. Connect the camera to the printer. Use the button to select 3. Set the mode switch to shooting. Set the mode dial to Movie. Use the button to select Standard. Shooting Movies Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Use the button to display a movie and press button. Use the button to select Play and press the button.


We recommend to use the supplied software. With Windowsensure that you install the software first before connecting the camera to the computer. Follow the onscreen messages to proceed with the installation. Downloading Images to a Computer Connecting the camera to a computer. Macintosh The CameraWindow will appear when you establish a connection between the camera and computer. Install the software before downloading images via the direct transfer method for the first time p. Downloading Images to a Computer You can also use the following options in the Direct Transfer menu to set the method for downloading images.

All Images Transfers and saves all images to the computer. Transfers and saves to the computer only the New Images images that have not been previously transferred. Downloading Images to a Computer Use the button to select images to download and press the button. The button will blink blue while downloading is in progress. Press the button after downloading finishes. System Map Optional Accessories The following camera accessories are sold separately.

Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be available. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. System Map Direct Print Compatible Printers Canon offers the following separately sold printers for use with the camera.

Components Guide Front View Microphone pp. Indicators The camera indicators will light or blink under the following conditions. Ready to shoot flash on. Menu Button This menu sets many of the common shooting functions. Set up Menu Rec.

Menu You can switch between menus with button. Change the battery as soon as possible if you intend to use the camera for an extended period of time. Information for images shot on other cameras may not display correctly.

Histogram Function The histogram is a graph that allows you to check the brightness of an image. The greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the darker the image.

As this setting will be stored to memory even when the power is turned off, to print using an image size The following are the screens that display when shooting in mode. The LCD monitor will not switch to the detailed display or focus check display in magnified displayor index playback mode Overexposure Warning In the following cases, overexposed portions of the image blink. Commonly Used Shooting Functions Using the Optical Zoom The zoom can be adjusted from 35 – mm focal length in 35mm film equivalent terms.

The zoom bar appears when you press the zoom lever. About the Safety Zoom Depending on the number of recording pixels set, you can shift from optical zoom to digital zoom without pausing up to a factor where the image quality does not deteriorate Safety Zoom. Pressing the zoom lever toward again allows you to zoom even further not available in In the menu, use the button to select [Digital Zoom].


Use the button to select [Standard]. Press the zoom lever toward and shoot. Shooting with the Digital Tele-Converter The digital tele-converter feature uses digital zoom to achieve the effects of a tele-converter a lens used in telephoto shooting.

Using the Flash Available Shooting Modes p. Use the button to select the flash settings. The image area at the minimum shooting distance from the end of the lens to the subject 5 cm 2. The shutter releases 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed. Use the button to select and the button to change the recording pixels.

See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities p. Use the button to select and the button to change the option. Use of a tripod is recommended.

Adjust the ISO speed. Special Scene Set the mode dial to 1. Use the to select the scene mode. Night Snapshot Allows you to take snapshots of people against twilight or night backgrounds by reducing the effects of camera shake when firmly holding the camera, even without using a tripod.

Snow Shoots without a blue tinge and without making people appear dark against a snowy background. Beach Shoots without making people appear dark near water or sand where reflected sunlight is strong.

Fireworks Captures fireworks in the sky sharply and at optimal exposure.


You can set the ISO speed, exposure compensation x590is white balance. Set the mode dial to Shoot. Faster shutter speeds allow you to catch an instantaneous image of a moving subject, while slower speeds create a flowing effect and allow you to shoot without a flash in dark areas. The aperture value and shutter speed change according to the zoom state as follows.

Setting the Aperture Available Shooting Modes p. When you usre the aperture, the camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match the brightness.

Selecting a lower aperture value opening the aperture allows you to blur the background and create a beautiful portrait. Even manusl an aperture value was previously set, the camera may automatically change that value to match the synchronized flash shutter speed. Aperture Value Display The larger the aperture value, the smaller the lens aperture.