PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
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.
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.
A resolution of 12 MP lets you make poster-size prints, or creatively crop images to perfection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canon’s i-Contrast feature offers improved contrast and greater detail in tricky lighting conditions.
A special Zoom Blur mode physically zooms the lens while a picture is taken, giving the image a dynamic feeling of movement.
Create smooth, high quality movies in high definition (1280x720, 30fps), then connect an optional HDMI cable for playback on HD widescreen TVs.
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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)|
|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|
|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)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Monitor||3.0” PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 461,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||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|
|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|
|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)|
|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
|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)]|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (including SP1) |
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|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|
|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|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||94.8 x 56.8 x 26.3 mm|
|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.|