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Features High-sensitivity 10 MP CCD f/2.0, 28mm wide, 3.8x zoom lens, with IS Compact design & l... See full description.
  • Compact
  • 4x optical zoom

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product description


High-sensitivity 10 MP CCD
f/2.0, 28mm wide, 3.8x zoom lens, with IS
Compact design & lens Control Ring
3.0 LCD
Dual Anti-Noise System with DIGIC 4
Full Manual control & RAW
Smart Auto mode & Servo AF/AE
Face Detection
VGA movies (30fps) & HDMI

Creative control. Pocketable performance.

High-sensitivity 10.0 MP sensor
A high-sensitivity CCD sensor gives outstanding image quality in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Even images taken at high ISOs show exceptionally low noise levels and a wide dynamic range.

Wide & bright
A bright f/2.0 aperture allows exceptional versatility, capturing low-light images and fast-moving subjects at higher shutter speeds. A wide angle of 28mm lets you put more in the frame, while Canons optical IS reduces blur caused by camera shake.

Compact control
The PowerShot S90 combines pocket-sized proportions with a sophisticated lens Control Ring, to which functions such as step zoom, exposure, focus, and ISO can be assigned for fast, easy adjustment.

3.0 PureColor LCD II
A 3.0 PureColor LCD II screen (461K dots), with wide viewing angle, makes framing and reviewing shots a pleasure.

Dual Anti-Noise System with DIGIC 4
Working with the high-sensitivity image sensor, Canons DIGIC 4 processor delivers vastly improved noise performance across the ISO range. Shoot full-resolution images up to ISO 3200, or expand to ISO 12800 in (2.5MP) Low Light mode.

Full Manual control & RAW
For creative control while shooting, the PowerShot S90 features Full Manual mode. The option of RAW shooting with support for Canons Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software provides complete control over image parameters during post-shoot editing.

Smart Auto and Shooting Modes
Smart Auto mode analyses subject brightness, contrast, distance, hue and movement. Intelligent Scene Detection Technology then selects the scene type from 22 variables, applying the best settings for optimum output. 25 dedicated shooting modes are also available including Nostalgic and VGA movies.

Intelligent technologies
For perfect portraits, Canon Face Detection technologies include FaceSelf-Timer and Face Select & Track, which tracks focus for a chosen person in the frame. Also included are Canons blur-beating Motion Detection Technology and Servo AF/AE, for accurate focus and exposure on moving subjects.

In shooting or playback, enhanced i-Contrast optimises dynamic range according to the scene – retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights. The result is natural images with the best possible contrast.

HDMI terminal
An HDMI mini output terminal lets you display still shots on any HDMI compatible TV without loss of quality.

product specification
Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 4x optical zoom
Screen size 3"
Digital zoom ratio 4x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SD Card storage
Media format SDHC Card storage
Media format SDXC Card storage
Media format MMCplus Card storage
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 198g
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/1 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/15 max. shutter speed
Waterproof Yes
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 100x58.4x30.9mm
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 3 Sep 2009
Height in mm 58.4
Width in mm Width: 100mm
Depth in mm 30.9
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length 105 Millimetres
Lowest focal length 28 Millimetres