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Old Nov 22, 2011, 2:53 AM   #1
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Default Canon A590 replacement.

My wife dropped hers and I cannot retrieve it.
What I liked about it;
1) Manual controls
2) AA batteries
3) Video capacity.

I noticed most new cameras (I am impartial to Canon) have battery packs which I never liked.

With the above in mind, is there a direct replacement anyone can recommend?
Thanks.
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 6:59 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome just a quick point I used to like AA batteries till I got my DSLR and now i wouldnt want them my canon charges in a couple of hours. Hope this helps
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 11:46 AM   #3
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I had a Canon 300 digital camera with the battery pack and that was ok, however with the AA batteries the A590 would take over 300 pictures before showing any signs of fatigue. Powerex rechargeables.

Is there a direct descendent to the A590? I looked at the ELPH 500 and the A3300, they seem nice.
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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The Canon SX150 is. is probably as close to the 590, as you will get today. HD video, Auto and manual controls, lots of optical zoom, 2 AA batteries. But as common!, in nearly all of todays P&S cameras, no viewfinder. Price $200 give or take a few.

PS: I bought one of the SX150 cameras, just as a beat around camera. But to my surprise it was much better than I thought, and the more I use it, the more I like it. I still find a hidden jewel ever once in awhile, like the Blue and White (duotone) image function, in addition to the B&W and Sepia. That most of the other cameras have.
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Hi HomerS- the A3300 is a decent little "point and shoot" with decent results with minimum of fuss. The Elph 500 is a step up in price,but in features,technology and results- with plenty of user adjustment too- here's a video-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt_YN5pIoNw
If your set on AA,maybe the Canon Powershot SX150is might be worth a look...
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cam...-982070/review
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Thanks to all the information, I'm also looking at a second hand or old stock A590; my wife is not too tech-savvy it took her a long while to learn the controls.
I do like the ELPH and 3300's 1080p video features. Too bad about that dumb battery pack.
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