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PowerShot S90

Digital Camera
You Pay: $399.99
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Overview

Cutting-Edge Technology Yields to Old School Feel

Canon's storied S Series gets a revitalized new leader in the slimmer, lighter, new PowerShot S90, the perfect everyday camera for people who are serious about great photography. Image quality is superb thanks to the new High Sensitivity System and higher ISO speeds, plus an exceptionally bright f/2.0 lens that makes portraits and low-light shots come to life. Photography enthusiasts will love the new control ring at the base of the lens barrel, designed for intuitive, pro-style manual control.

 

Features

Image Quality That's Better Than Ever
The PowerShot S90 employs a newly-developed, 10.0 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 3200. 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 12800 in relation to ambient brightness, subject movement and camera shake.

Great Images Anytime, Anywhere
Serious photography buffs never want to miss a shooting opportunity, and that means keeping a high-quality camera on-hand at all times. With a robust feature set that meets an advanced amateur's exacting standards, the compact PowerShot S90 fits the bill. The S90 boasts an incredibly slim profile and lightweight body for pocket-sized convenience, yet packs in advanced capabilities that make every image memorable. It's the perfect take-along complement to your camera collection.

A Big Lens for Big Ambitions
The S90 sports an f/2.0 aperture, perfect for creating enticing portraits, by drawing attention to the face and blurring the background with its impressively shallow depth-of-field. The Macro setting lets you get even closer. The large aperture also does more. It lets you capture more nuances in low light shooting by using more of the available light. You'll be ready for anything with a lens aperture larger than even many professional sizes.

Easy Operation
Focus, Exposure, ISO, Step Zoom, or White Balance can now be adjusted more precisely than ever with the S90's new control ring. It's even more intuitive and quicker than the usual 2-button control and the S90 lets you decide which function the ring will adjust.

Zoom In, Zoom Out
The PowerShot S90 features Canon's precision 28mm Wide-angle Lens that allows you to shoot any scene from wide-angle to telephoto. It lets you capture more in every frame, so everyone fits in a family gathering shot. When it's time to take a closer look, a 3.8x optical zoom (35mm equivalent 28-105mm) greatly minimizes camera shake and maximizes the brilliance of every detail. The camera uses a USM (Ultrasonic Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control. Focal length is conveniently indicated on the lens barrel.

More Modes for the Advanced Amateur
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.

More Colors, More Amazement
With a high resolution stemming 461,000 dots, a high contrast ratio and a wide viewing angle, the PowerShot S90 captures the more subtle variations of color in a scene to make all your images truer to the real thing. The LCD's multiple coatings prevent visual interference from dust, scratches and reflections.

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Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.8x Optical/4x Digital (not w/RAW or Widescreen)/15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
10.0 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 10.4 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

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

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.0 (W) - f/4.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
15-1/1600 sec. (settable in Tv and M)

Back to TopExposure Control

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**
*Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center/linked to AF frame

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

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom
*The colors of faces are evaluated in AiAF

Back to TopFlash

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

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

Back to TopShooting Specifications

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
My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

Self Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer, Custom

Wireless Control
Not available

Continuous Shooting
Normal: approx. 0.9 fps; AF: approx. 0.6 fps; LV: approx. 0.6 (Low Light: 2.1 fps)

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card

File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))

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)

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

  Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
FNFNFNFN
File Size (KB)2,5651,2261,6207801,116556558278
2GB7491,5361,1812,3631,7073,2353,2356,146
8GB2,9946,1404,7239,4466,82212,92712,92724,562

  Small (S)Widescreen (W)RAWLow Light
FNFNRAW+JPEGFN
File Size (KB)150841,92091812,82515,390706353
2GB10,24515,3681,0072,0481351132,5604,728
8GB40,93761.4064,0268,18754045510,23418,894

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
640 x 480 320 x 240
30 fps 30 fps
Movie Size (KB/sec.) 1,316 394
2GB 23 min. 49 sec. 1 hr. 13 min. 10 sec.
8GB 1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec. 4 hr. 52 min. 24 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

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

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Back to TopInterfaces

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 Supply
1. Rechargeable Battery Pack NB-6L2. Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (optional) Still Image: approx. 220 shots* Approx. 300 min. *LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Power Source
1. Rechargeable Battery Pack NB-6L2. Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (optional)

Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 220 shots*

Playback Time
Approx. 300 min. *LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
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)

26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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PowerShot S90 Contents

  • PowerShot S90 Body
  • NB-6L Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Neck Strap WS-DC9
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400

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