Canon IXUS 990 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS 990 IS

Canon IXUS 990 IS

Zoom in on life’s finer moments.

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.

Benefits

  • Elegant 12 MP camera
  • 5.0x optical zoom with optical IS
  • Smart Auto mode & Scene Detection Technology
  • DIGIC 4
  • Motion Detection Technology
  • Face Detection Technology
  • 3.0” PureColor LCD II
  • i-Contrast
  • Zoom Blur mode
  • HD Movies with HDMI connection

Detailed Features

Elegant IXUS design

Designed to turn heads wherever it’s 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. Canon’s 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

Canon’s 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

Canon’s 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 (1280x720, 30fps), then connect an optional HDMI cable for playback on HD widescreen TVs.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3” CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.12.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.6 - 33.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 37 – 185mm)
Zoom Optical 5x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx.1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom ¹) ². Combined approx. 20x
Maximum f/number f/3.2 – f/5.7
Construction 8 elements in 6 groups (1 double sided 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 Modes Single, Continuous¹, Servo AF¹
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 2cm (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.
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1 - 1/1600 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/1600 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. 461,000 dots
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five 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*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Creative Light Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200¹, Digital Macro, Zoom Blur, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie.
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
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, FaceSelf-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.0 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4000 x 2248. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (HD) 1280 x 720, 30fps, (L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps
Movie Length (HD) Up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec ²
(L and M) Up to 4GB or 1 hour 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 MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (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 / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer
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, Farsi

INTERFACE

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

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (including SP1)
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 270 shots ¹
Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Leather Case DCC-70, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 94.8 x 56.8 x 26.3 mm
Weight Approx. 160g
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.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability
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 / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
² The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30fps Speed Class 6
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
  • * 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.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.