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Canon PowerShot A580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews of Canon PowerShot A580. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas views about the exposure and image stabilizer are different. Many are less positive about the sensor and shutter.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

lens, memory, storage, shutter, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and durability. The image quality and battery also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the storage and low light performance.

usability, battery, image quality, durability, portability

price, low-light, storage

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and performance are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the shutter and sensor.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

memory, sensor, shutter

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Rosie Tanner (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A580

 

Does a cheap price tag equal cheap results? We hope not...

This is an excellent starter camera. User intuitiveness could be a little better, but all in all thumbs up.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A580 IS Digital Camera Review

 

The Canon PowerShot A580 IS compact digital camera combines ease-of-use with advanced Canon technologies.

Printing is easy with the Canon PowerShot A580, simply connect the camera to a PictBridge compatible printer and great quality photographic prints are yours at the touch of a button.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon PowerShot A580

 

This is a far better camera than it looks, yes it does use a pair of standard ‘AA' batteries and the shape and styling is far from up to date but the resolution is fine and the zoom good.

The Canon PowerShot A580 is 9x6.5x3.5cm, the last figure is maximum and only applies at the right side where the pair of 'AA' batteries are. When the lens is extended in use the total width is 6.5cm. The plastic case is a silver/grey colour with the...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A580

 

A combination of good picture quality and value for money is always likely to be a winner. The Canon Powershot A580 offers both. This is a 7 megapixel starter camera with a 4x optical zoom lens.

Picture quality - value for money

Shutter lag times with flash

The Powershot A580 offers both picture quality and value for money. If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive digital camera and looks and style are not everything to you then this could be the camera you are looking for.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (allaboutyou.com)

Review of Canon PowerShot A580 digital camera

 

GH Good Deal. Good points: High score for image quality. Larger size makes it ideal for people with less nimble fingers. Straightforward to use. Smooth zoom. Drawbacks: No internal memory but comes with a 32Mb card. Quite loud when zooming. Heaviest of...

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A580

 

Sporting an 8-megapixel sensor and a low price tag, Canon's latest PowerShot model is another solid entry-level advanced camera. While it does little ...

Sharp pictures, minimal chromatic aberration, motion detection, custom white balance

Some colour issues, noise a little higher than normal

A solid entry-level camera, the Canon PowerShot A580 takes good shots and offers most of the features a beginner needs at an affordable price.

Mar, 2008

SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Sony DSLR-A580 Review

 

The Sony DSLR-A580 is near-identical in terms of design and operation to its predecessor the DSLR-A550, and in terms of image quality very similar to its sister-model the SLT-A55. For this review we have therefore slightly shortened our usual review...

Good detail and color at lower sensitivities ; Consistently reliable metering and AF ; High ISO JPEG output usable up to ISO 12800 for smaller prints ; Low shadow noise levels at lower sensitivities ; Good dynamic range ; Good quality 1080p full-HD...

Quite aggressive noise reduction from ISO 1600 upwards ; Limited control over high ISO noise reduction in JPEG mode ('auto' or 'weak') ; Limited control in movie mode ; Occasionally unreliable white balance in low artificial light ; Limited...

The Sony DSLR-A580 is an excellent all-round performer but also offers a range of innovative features. It's a great alternative to more 'traditional' DSLRs and Sony's unique dual live view system makes it the ideal compromise for those who like the...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A580 review

 

In general, it's best not to expect too much from a budget camera: the 8-megapixel Canon PowerShot A580 exemplifies this philosophy. Sure, it's got a clunky design, feels cheap, and doesn't have all the latest features (in fact for about the same price...

Great pictures for little investment; intuitive operation; advanced face detection for its class.

Feels and looks cheap; bulky; slow shot-to-shot performance, especially with flash.

It's slow and unglamorous, but the Canon PowerShot A580 captures good pictures at a low price.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : David Gussman (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot A580

 

The Canon PowerShot A580 is a fine entry-level point-and-shooter, but for $30 more you can get the nearly identical A590 IS, which adds image stabilization and manual controls.

Inexpensive, even for an entry-level camera. Face detection.

Fewer features than the $179.99 PowerShot A590 IS. Bulky, boring design.

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Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A580

 

Physical Views The A580 compared to an average CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A580 Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom Image Capture Device Type...

Mar, 2008

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