I loved this series. A lot of other people did too as I understand they sold quite well. I think the a590 is at least 2 years old now and only one company I see on the net is selling them, and for $210 (suggested retail from canon - $109!) Anyone know if there was a new camera with manual controls added to the a series? I can't find it on Canon's website if so. A bunch of flashy elfs and all the 'a series' cameras are automatic now looks like.