DPReview have just reviewed the new Canon Powershot A590 IS in a group test with nine other budget cameras. The A590 IS features an 8 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom lens, 2.5″ screen, face detection focus, and takes AA batteries – with full manual controls, support for optional lens accessories, and optical image stabilisation. The A590 is available for £103 making it the cheapest Canon available with optical image stabilisation.
“If you’re looking for a simple point and shoot camera – or take a lot of pictures in the evening with flash – the A590 IS certainly wouldn’t be high on our list of recommendations. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a camera with extensive photographic control that will allow you to learn about the craft of picture taking without breaking the bank, this is an absolute bargain.”