Canon Ixus 990 IS reviews and prices: Compact camera

88 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 88 reviews.
Canon Ixus 990 IS: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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D Ergul,

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Buttons too big. Always in the way. Heavy camera.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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30 of 61 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Oct 2009

Tim, Devon Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use, the large screen is a step forward on previous Canons I have owned all in all very good value for the money.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great camera for the price. Image quality is excellent, and speed is good
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Dec 2009

Mel, Cornwall

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
All that you would expect from a Canon and a bit more. Easy to use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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29 of 58 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2009

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Overall an excellent camera
Bad points:
No viewfinder, but not really required with the large screen
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
outstanding picture quality that can`t fail to impress. Large bright screen excellent even in bright sunlight and controls that are a joy to use.
Bad points:
Expensive for a point and shoot camera.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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21 of 42 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Nov 2009

john, chardstock

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent camera with easy to operate features - just right for the person who wants good point and shoot images of high quality
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2009

This Canon Ixus 990 IS is reviewed on Pocket Lint

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format MMC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 160
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2009-03-30
Height in mm 5.7
Width in mm 94.8
Depth in mm 2.6
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 185
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 37

Also known as: Canon Digital IXUS, Ixus 990IS, CANON IXUS990 IS, Canon Ixus 990IS, Digital IXUS 990 IS

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Manufacturer's Description

The elegant Digital IXUS 990 IS features a 5x optical zoom for impressive telephoto reach. Shoot 12 MP stills easily with a range of intelligent technologies, or record breathtaking HD video.

Zoom in on lifes finer moments.

Elegant IXUS design
Designed to turn heads wherever its used, the Digital IXUS 990 IS has an elegant, sculpted appearance, finished in an attractive two-tone colour scheme.

12 Megapixels
A resolution of 12 MP lets you make poster-size prints, or creatively crop images to perfection.

Powerful zoom
Enjoy a huge range of framing options, and bring distant subjects up close, with a 5.0x optical zoom. Canons optical Image Stabilizer delivers blur-free results throughout the zoom range.

Scene Detection Technology for effortless ease
Smart Auto mode uses intelligent Scene Detection Technology to determine subject brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue. The camera then searches an incredible 18 possible modes, and selects the one which offers the perfect settings for the scene.

High speed processing
Canons DIGIC 4 processor drives fast processing speeds, responsive operation, superb image quality and colour reproduction. Richly detailed, cleaner images, even at high ISO speeds, are the result of advanced Noise Reduction.

Anti-blur
The Digital IXUS 990 IS combats blur with Motion Detection Technology. Activated in Smart Auto mode, this uses a range of technologies to ascertain movement of both camera and subject. The optimum ISO is then automatically set for any situation.

Face Detection Technology
A suite of Face Detection technologies detects up to 35 faces in a shot and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones. Blink Detection lets you avoid the disappointment of mistimed people shots. FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos easy, taking the shot when an extra face is detected in the frame.

3.0 PureColor LCD II
For detailed image review, easy framing and effortless menu navigation, the Digital IXUS 990 IS features a 3.0 PureColor LCD II. Optional on-screen Hints and Tips let you make the most of every feature. Active Display gives you a compelling, motion-activated way to review pictures.

i-Contrast
Canons i-Contrast feature offers improved contrast and greater detail in tricky lighting conditions.

Zoom Blur mode
A special Zoom Blur mode physically zooms the lens while a picture is taken, giving the image a dynamic feeling of movement.

HD Movies
Create smooth, high quality movies in high definition (1280×720, 30fps), then connect an optional HDMI cable for playback on HD widescreen TVs.


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