Canon

Canon PowerShot S90 IS, Digital Camera, 10.0 Megapixel, 3.8x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom Optical Image Stabilizer System

SKU: ICAS90 MFR: 3635B001
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The PowerShot S90 employs a newly developed, 10 Megapixel High Sensitivity System by combining a powerful CCD sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Thanks to this technological advancement, the S90 is dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the PowerShot S90 delivers with a new maximum setting of ISO 3,200. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity.

In addition, a new Low Light mode lets you capture images in an astonishing range of conditions. The camera automatically adjusts the ISO speed from ISO 320 to ISO 12,800 in relation to ambient brightness, subject movement and camera shake.

The PowerShot S90's RAW mode lets you shoot images without JPEG compression. It gives you clearer images and complete creative control in editing. RAW images are transferred directly to the computer where they can then be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application to adjust your images as you please. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.

Also, with 25 Shooting Modes including 17 Special Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good in low light (33) , Image stabilization (28) , Easy to use (19) , Good image quality (18) , Compact (17) , Large clear LCD (16) , Short lag time (14) , Nice body color (10) , Zoom range/performance (9) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)
Cons:
Limited zoom (12) , Short battery life (7) , No viewfinder (4) , Lag / shutter delay (3) , Poor flash (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (30) , Travel (30) , Family photos (28) , Landscape/scenery (25) , Weddings (6) , Wildlife (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (20) , Semi-pro photographer (11) , Casual photographer (6) , Pro photographer (1)

Key Features

  • New 10 Megapixel sensor coupled with Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor designedas the High Sensitivity System for improved low light image performance, plus a Low Light scene mode for ISO settings up to 12,800.
  • This compact and pocket-sized camera is a must-have for everyday use for the advanced amateur.
  • A bright f/2.0 lens, great for shooting in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds
  • A customizable control ring for easy access and operation of manual or other creative shooting settings.
  • A Wide-Angle 3.8x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 28 - 105mm) with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control.
  • Large 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD for even greater true-to-life color reproduction.

Technical Specs

Camera Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.8x Optical / 4x Digital / 15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
CCD 10 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 10.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Lens Focal Length 6.0 (W)-22.5mm (T) f/2.0-4.9 (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Auto: 2.0 in./5cm-infinity (W), 12 in./30 cm-infinity (T)
Normal: 1.6 ft.-infinity/50cm-infinity
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder N/A
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch TFT color with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels Approx. 461,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Maximum Aperture f/2.0 (W) - f/4.9 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/1600 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/ 2500/3200 equivalent
(Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
Flash Range 1.6-21 ft./50cm-6.5m (W), 1.6-8.2 ft./50cm-2.5m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach,Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Night Scene, Indoor, Color Accent, Color Swap, Kids& Pets, Underwater, Nostalgic), Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, Low Light, Movie
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter SkinTone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Self-Timer, Custom
Continuous Shooting Normal: approx. 0.9 fps; AF: approx. 0.6 fps; LV: approx. 0.6 (Low Light: 2.1 fps)
Storage Media SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) RAW (Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen), 3,648 x 2,736 (RAW), 1,824 x 1,368 (Low Light
Playback Modes File Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast; Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume
Erase Modes Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (optional)
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 220 shots
Playback Time Approx. 300 min
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.94 x 2.30 x 1.22 in. / 100.0 x 58.4 x 30.9mm
Weight Approx. 6.17 oz. / 175g (camera body only)
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