Canon PowerShot S90 IS, Digital Camera Kit, with 8GB SD Memory Card, Spare NB-6L Type Lithium-ion Battery, Camera Case, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit, USB 2.0 SD Card Reader

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About Canon

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.

Canon 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.

Canon Specifications

Camera Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.8x Optical / 4x Digital / 15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
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
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
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
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
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
Audio Out
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
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.94 x 2.30 x 1.22 in. / 100.0 x 58.4 x 30.9mm
Approx. 6.17 oz. / 175g (camera body only)
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Not the best purchase ever


I am surprised. Took a few pictures and a couple are not clear. I have an old Canon one that puts out beautiful pictures., only got a new one because I could not take far away pictures. Have to check into the new camera further.


Really love this camera


This camera is small enough to fit in a pocket or small fanny pack. The pictures are really sharp. For its size and price, it is a great camera.


very good pocket camera


I like the fact that I can carry this with me wherever I go, and it takes very good pictures in most conditions. It fits nicely in a pocket or bag.


I traded up to S95


While I loved my D90 while I had it, I wanted to play with the dynamic range built into the D95 and would recommend the D95 over the D90.


not my favorite small canon


i just hated how slick and hard to hold this little camera was. it was easy to drop. i also hated how the control knobs kept moving so easily and they would mess up the settings i wanted. also, this camera would drop exposure on any outdoors background. it was awesome for indoor shots without flash.


Great Point and shoot at wide end.


When i'm on a trip and don't feel like dragging my gears around. This fits nicely into my jeans pocket. The only thing i hate about it is the colour reproduction... i wish canon won't smoothen out the picture and turn skin tone pale as much as they are doing now... else this would almost be the perfect P&S.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


So good I still haven't learned everything


Basically this is an amazing camera in every respect. But the one that counts is the low light shooting. With that sensor you get the kind of pics the pros take and you can do it on the sly. No flashes required

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


good pictures, horrible user interface


+ Picture quality for such a small camera - Wheel is horrible, gets accidentally activated the whole time. It's even too loose to change the settings reliably. - by switching to 'view mode' settings like self timer and manual focus get lost. -- this even is the case in custom mode!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Best digital compact camera ever!


Used my camera to take pictures at dusk in DC. Amazed how it turned out to be. Beautiful detail clear pictures. Even when you`re walking while taking pictures, even if it's againt the light. And when I posted my pictures online, i had a lot of compliment. That's how perfect my pictures turned out ot be with this point and shoot camera. Awesome!


This is an EXCELLENT camera!


Handy, pocket-sized wonder.

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