Pros Camera solidly built
Cons Can not use as "change battery" message comes up even on freshly charged batteries.
Summary Look up "canon a590 battery problem" and see what I mean. Canon will let you do a warranty repair - but if you have other choices, why go through the hassle. I've been out $230+ and I do not have a reliable camera.
"Great Camera!"on by gibberish9123
Pros This camera is superb! I absolutely love it! Its an expensive camera that is great for teens. It takes quality pictures and videos!
Cons Hardly anythng bad
Pros I love how it's affordable (search the web for better prices) it's small, has video on it and it takes just great pictures. Easy to use and I use lithium batteries so running out of juice isn't a problem.
Cons Going to a concert, it's hard to zoom in to the stage and to get a clear pic. Especially at night. I had to take quite a few pics and a lot of them streaked the lights. Also, regular batteries aren't the way to go. Lithium is the way to go.
Summary Bottom line, it's affordable, handy, compact, takes great pics and is just a great little camera! I love how Canon's colors are accurate too. The video is okay but I'm glad to have it. The zoom isn't the best after going beyond what Canon suggests but if you do what Canon suggests, it's fine. The LCD screen can be a little hard to see in sunlight but what camera out there isn't? And it's extremely easy to upload to your computer. It walks you through it so if you're not computer savvy, it's not a problem. I love it so much that I'll be with Canon for years to come!
Pros The Canon produces great pictures - what a shame there are things that let it down.
Cons As with the previous reviewers the camera keeps zeroing the time and date - very irritating.
Summary Great pictures, but too many faults on the hardware side.I suppose I could replace the coin battery but the camera is only a few months old and it should not drain a lithium battery in this way. I have a Casio with an equivalent battery which is now four years old. And the Casio Exilim is much less plasticky, neater to handle, and generally more robust for around the same money. It gives much greater user control too, although the pictures are a little noisier.
Pros Simplicity of use, very practical 2sec delay, uses AA battery, can use alternate open source programs.
Cons Major battery problem appearing after few months of usage.
Summary I have the same battery problem with this camera. This is definitely a series defect. After very little use the low battery indicator flashes, then the camera ceases working. Just remove the backup battery few seconds to reset the camera, and then it returns to normal, showing battery full... until the problem come back again. Only way to use it is to redo this procedure again and again, and you lost all your settings + date and time each time. Very annoying...