Question about Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera
Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
Posted on Nov 04, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have the date in
If you go to usa.canon com and search for 'a590', click on the link for the camera then click on 'drivers and downloads', now you will see the user manual in PDF format 4th on the list. You will find the instructions on pg 22:
Put the camera in shooting mode, set to auto, then press "Func Set" and use the down arrow to scroll down to the bottom row. Use the left/right arrow keys to unhighlight the date/time stamp and put it on "L" for the highest resolution setting for your camera.
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Posted on Oct 13, 2008
If you make sure that the memory card is properly seated and the batteries in and the battery door properly closed, then it should power up. If still no success, it may be the micro switch that closes when the battery door is closed.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Depending on your OS, you can download the latest driver for your system directly from Canon here. Remember to select your OS in the dropdown tab to be able to see the available downloads.
But I'd also recommend that you take this as an opportunity to consider utilizing a much safer method of downloading your pictures and videos. Please see this link, as it describes the use of a USB card reader as a much easier, faster, and less error prone way to download your photos. Note that card readers are also VERY inexpensive these days (some places less than $2 online with shipping).
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
SOURCE: Canon powershot A590 IS. Always
That battery is for keeping the date and time settings when you take the regular battery out.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks. I won't go looking for another one of those then. Can this camera be saved?"
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