The Canon Powershot A580 is the subject of a new review over at photographyblog.
Here’s what they thought of the $130 8 megapixel Canon Powershot A580 digital camera with 4x optical zoom:
“Casual snapshooters who have grown frustrated with the limitations of their cellphone cameras will find the 8 megapixel Canon PowerShot A580, with its sharp 4x zoom lens, above-average feature set, easy-to-use interface, well-implemented Face Detect function, fairly snappy performance and more than respectable image quality a giant leap forward. I am not so sure about more experienced photographers who are in the market for a carry-anywhere compact camera to supplement their main workhorse, or beginners eager to learn the basics of photography. While the PowerShot A580 caters to them with some advanced features such as spot metering, flash exposure lock, custom white balance and a usable exposure compensation function, the lack of direct access to aperture and shutter speed may eventually deter them from buying this model, especially given that Canon themselves offer the PowerShot A590IS, complete with a full set of manual controls, optical image stabilisation and support for conversion lenses, for about 20% more.”