Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS 90 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS

Look sharp.

A new benchmark in crafted camera design, the Digital IXUS 90 IS has a smooth, solid feel. Its chiselled look is complemented by a bright 3.0” PureColor LCD II screen and unique flat control panel.

Benefits

  • Chiselled design with Multi control Dial
  • 10.0 Megapixels
  • 3x zoom with optical IS
  • 3.0” PureColor II LCD
  • Motion Detection Technology
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Red-Eye Correction
  • DIGIC III processor and iSAPS
  • 19 Shooting Modes
  • Movie options

Detailed Features

Chiselled IXUS

As if carved from a single chunk of metal, the Digital IXUS 90 IS feels solid in the hand. The smooth flat key control panel enhances the camera’s unified feel. A Multi Control Dial makes it quick and simple to change settings, review images and scroll through menus.

10.0 Megapixels

A 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures images in fine detail, enabling creative trimming and poster size printing.

3x optical Image Stabilizer lens

Advanced UA (Ultra-High Refractive Index Aspherical) lens technology from Canon fits a powerful 3x optical zoom lens into the compact form of the Digital IXUS 90 IS. An optical Image Stabilizer (IS), helps you capture blur-free images in low-light and when shooting with the zoom.

3.0" PureColor LCD II

A huge high resolution 3.0” PureColor LCD II offers stunning reproduction of images and ease of shooting. An exceptionally wide viewing angle makes it easy to share your images with a group, while impressive colour contrast keeps the screen visible even in intense light.

Motion Detection Technology

There’s no need to worry about blur with Motion Detection Technology. This clever feature compensates for camera shake and subject movement while maximising image quality.

Face Detection Technology

Face Detection Technology ensures superb people shots by automatically setting optimum focus, exposure, flash and white balance. Face Select and Track lets you choose and track your primary subject, so you never lose a special face in the crowd.

Red-Eye Correction

Red-Eye Correction quickly and easily removes red-eye in camera. It can be set to remove red-eye automatically as you shoot, or during playback mode, making eyes look natural again.

DIGIC III and iSAPS

Canon's DIGIC III processor provides lightning quick responses, superb image quality and advanced noise reduction for sharper, clearer images. iSAPS technology uses shooting scene data to optimise camera settings even before a shot is taken.

Shooting Modes and My Colors

19 shooting modes include Sunset, Indoor and Underwater Special Scene modes which optimise camera settings for the easy capture of popular subjects. My Colors in-camera photo effects can be applied during or after shooting.

Movie Options

Movie modes include Long Play (LP) for VGA (30fps) clips that use half the normal memory card space. Capture a gradual scene like a sunrise or blooming flowers for accelerated playback with Time Lapse movie.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3” CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.10.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC III with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.2 – 18.6 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 – 105mm)
Zoom Optical 3x. Digital approx. 4x ² (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom ¹)². Combined approx. 12x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/4.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA element, 1 single sided UA element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1/60 - 1/1500 sec (factory default) 15 - 1/1500 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 3.0” PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200¹)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.4 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3, Date Stamp) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP)
(M)320 x 240, 30fps
(S)160 x 120, 15fps
(Time Lapse) 640 x 480, 0.5/1fps (Playback 15fps)
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M)¹
Up to 3 mins (S)¹
Up to 120 mins (Time Lapse)¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB memory card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 2000 SP4 / XP SP2 / Vista
Mac OS X v10.3 - 10.4

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (2000)

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 330 shots¹
Approx. 420 min. playback
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Leather Case DCC-60, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC24, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions 91.6 x 56.8 x 20.9mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 155g
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
Modes ¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
Battery Life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • *Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006)
  • which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.