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Canon PowerShot A580 Silver 8.0 MP 4X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

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  • 1/2.5" CCD 8.0 MP
  • 4X Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" 115K LCD
  • Still Image: approx. 220 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) * * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

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The PowerShot A580 digital camera boasts an 8-megapixel image sensor for brilliant photos that stay sharp even when you crop or enlarge, and an impressive set of features so it's easy to make the best of every photo op! You can also use the A580 to shoot AVI movies when you want to capture life in action.

The Face and Motion detection features automatically adjust exposure, white balance, flash, and focus, giving you true skin tones and sharp photos no matter where and who you're shooting. You can even select one face in a crowd as your point of focus, so you always get just the shot you want. With 4X optical zoom, you'll be able to get into the action, even from the sidelines!

When you get home, you can print your photos directly from the camera or download them at the touch of a button. The PowerShot A580 camera gives you sharp pictures with brilliant color, even if you're new to digital photography.

  • newegg 8.0 Megapixel Image Sensor The PowerShot A580 features an amazing 8.0 megapixel effective CCD to provide profound image detail with unparalleled richness and depth, and the ultimate flexibility in enlarging and cropping shots.
  • newegg 4X Optical Zoom The PowerShot A580’s 4X optical zoom lens brings far-away objects up close for exceptionally sharp, clear images. A total of 16X zoom is available with the camera’s 4X digital zoom capability.
  • newegg DIGIC III Image Processor Canon’s DIGIC III Image Processor helps deliver superior-quality images at great speed and contributes to the camera’s significantly extended battery life. DIGIC III enables Canon's enhanced Face Detection Technology, Motion Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots.
  • newegg Stunning 2.5-inch LCD The PowerShot A580 features a stunning 2.5-inch LCD for exceptional picture brightness and clarity whether setting up your shot or playing it back and also boasts
  • newegg ISO 1600 The PowerShot A580 features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto Shift to negate the effects of camera shake and to sharpen subjects in low-light situations for greater shooting flexibility.
  • newegg PictBridge Support The PictBridge technology makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your PowerShot A580 to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings and press the Print/Share button to start printing.

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot A580


PowerShot A Series
PowerShot A580



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.5" CCD
Gross Pixels
Approx. 8.3 MP
Effective Pixels
8.0 MP
3,264 x 2,448


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
5.8 - 23.2mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm)
f/2.6 - 5.5


Shutter Speed
15 - 1/2000 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom


Focus Type
TTL Autofocus
Auto Focus
Normal Focus Range
1.5 ft./45cm - infinity
Macro Focus Range
2.0 in. - 1.5 ft./5 - 45cm (W)
12 in. - 1.5 ft./30 - 45cm (T)


Flash Mode
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
12 in. -11 ft./30cm - 3.5m (W)
12 in. - 7.2 ft./30cm - 2.2m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)


Exposure Control
Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom

Viewfinder & Monitor

Real image optical zoom viewfinder
2.5" 115K


Continuous Drive
Approx. 1.4 fps (Large/Fine)
Shooting Modes
Auto, Easy, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie
Scene Modes
Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Night Scene, Aquarium
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW, Resize, Image Inspection Tool
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume

Recording System

File Formats
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / MMC / MMC+ / HC MMC+ Card


Movie Format
AVI (Motion JPEG)
Movie Recording
640 x 480 @ 20 fps (available up to 4GB or 60 minutes)
320 x 240 @ 30 fps (available up to 4GB or 60 minutes)
160 x 120 @ 15 fps (3 minutes)
Max. Recording Resolutions
640 x 480




Battery Life
Still Image: approx. 220 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) *

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.


Photo Effects
My Colors (Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom )

Erase Modes:
Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.71" x 2.55" x 1.61"
Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (camera body only)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for refund within: Non-refundable
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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