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Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera - 3635B001

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Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera - S90

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:

  • New 10.0 Megapixel sensor coupled with Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor designed as the High Sensitivity System for improved low light image performance, plus a Low Light scene mode for ISO settings up to 12,800.
  • This compact and pocket-sized camera is a must-have for everyday use for the advanced amateur.
  • A bright f/2.0 lens, great for shooting in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds.
  • A customizable control ring for easy access and operation of manual or other creative shooting settings.
  • A Wide-angle 3.8x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 28 - 105mm) with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control.
  • Large 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD for even greater true-to-life color reproduction.

Package Content:

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

Specifications:

  • Type of Camera
    • 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
  • Image 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
  • Lens
    • 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
  • Viewfinder & Monitor
    • LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT color with wide viewing angle
    • LCD Pixels: Approx. 461,000 pixels
    • LCD Coverage: 100%
  • Aperture & Shutter
    • Maximum Aperture: f/2.0 (W) - f/4.9 (T)
    • Shutter Speed: 15-1/1600 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
  • Exposure Control
    • 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)
    • 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
  • White Balance
    • White Balance Control: Auto*, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom
      *The colors of faces are evaluated in AiAF
  • Flash
    • 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
  • Shooting 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)
  • Image 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) compliant
    • Image Compression: Normal, Fine
    • JPEG Compression Mode:
      • Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
      • Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
    • 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)
  • Playback Specifications
    • Playback Modes
      • 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
  • Erasing Specifications
    • Erase Modes
      • Still Image: single image, all images
      • Movie: part of movie, all of movie
  • Interfaces
    • 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
    • Power Source
      1. Rechargeable Battery Pack NB-6L
      2. 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.
  • Physical Specifications
    • Operating Temperature 32–104°F/0–40°C
    • Operating Humidity 10–90%

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 3.94"
  • Height: 2.30"
  • Depth: 1.22"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit(camera body only): 0.4 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year parts and labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels10 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoNo
Height (inches)2.30"
Width (inches)3.94"
Depth (inches)1.22"
Optical Zoom3.8x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length6.0-22.5mm
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT Color LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2-sec., 10-sec.
Shutter Speed15-1/1600 sec.
Storage MediaSD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
White BalanceAuto*, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom
  

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Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera
 
4.6

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large clear LCD (54)
  • Excellent image quality (50)
  • Lightweight/portable (49)
  • Good low-light performance (47)
  • Nice features/settings (47)

Cons

  • Short battery life (19)
  • Missing features/settings (9)
  • Complicated controls/menu (4)
  • Heavy/bulky (3)
  • Poor image quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (5)
  • Everyday photos (3)
  • Home (3)
  • Low light (3)
  • Outdoors (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great camera, just needs one fix

I just got back from a trip out west using this camera everyday. This is a great camera and one that I enjoyed using very much. It has a F/2.0 lens on the...Read complete review

I just got back from a trip out west using this camera everyday. This is a great camera and one that I enjoyed using very much. It has a F/2.0 lens on the wide end which came in very handy in lower light pictures. I was amazed at how well this camera handles low light shots. Canon made the right move pulling back the megapixels from 14.3 on the G10 to 10 megapixels on this camera and the G11. I got very usable shots at ISO 800 in low light. I would not push it any further than ISO 800 though. For a camera of this size that is amazing. I really like the manual control this camera gives over any other (except maybe the G11) point and shoot I have ever used. The front ring on the camera is perfect for manual adjustments. I love the fact that you can set the function of the ring to many different things (ISO, lens zoom, WB ect.). The only complaint I have with this camera is the rear control wheel. It moves far to easy. It needs to be a click control wheel like the front one. All you have to do is touch it and it will change a setting. This happened to me while I was taking pictures more than once. I had it set to control exposure compensation and many photos turned out dark because I had brushed up against the rear control wheel and changed the exposure -2/3 or -1 without knowing it. CANON PLEASE CHANGE THIS! If it wasn't for this one fact, It would be the perfect camera!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

washed out LCD, inaccurate ISO, contrasty images

1. Washed out LCD screen color 2. ISO rating one stop under listing 3. Overly contrasty images from RAW and JPG 4. Slippery surface The S90's LCD screen is very washed out...Read complete review

1. Washed out LCD screen color 2. ISO rating one stop under listing 3. Overly contrasty images from RAW and JPG 4. Slippery surface The S90's LCD screen is very washed out making it difficult to evaluate one's exposure. Skin tones are particularly washed out. ISO rating is appears to be incorrect. The "Sunny 16 rule" does not work with the displayed ISO in Manual. Example: Metering off a grey card in direct mid-day sun should yield an exposure of ISO 80 with f5.6 and 1/640s. Instead the proper settings to reflect accurate exposure at ISO 80 are f5.6 and 1/320s. ISO set at 80 performs as if it were ISO 40. In fact, testing ISO 200, 400 and 800 all revealed that their true sensitivities appear to be ISO 100, 200, and 400. Hence, noise levels 'appear' lower at ISO 800 than normal for a PowerShot camera, when in reality, the noise levels should be compared to ISO 400 as this is the true sensitivity. Images appear artificially contrasty in RAW or JPG Fine. Shadows are nearly black with no detail without pumping them up in RAW images using Canon's own DPP software. Images shot with prior Canon models had smoother detail in the shadows. The S90 has a beautiful casing. It would benefit from some texturing. The surface is incredibly smooth and slippery making it challenging to hold. Overall, this platform has great potential. Love the 'aperture ring' and compact size. Would like to see the return of SuperFIne compression in Canon's PowerShot lineup. Fine compression simply has too many artifacts especially evident in flesh colors, and large areas of the same color. Very noticeable when viewed at 100%. f2.0 lens a huge plus. Thank you Canon for paying very good detail to the lens!

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5.0

So good I still haven't learned everything

By El Badasso

from Los Feliz, CA

Pros

  • the sensor

Cons

  • No Image Stabilization

Best Uses

    Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    Basically this is an amazing camera in every respect. But the one that counts is the low light shooting. With that sensor you get the kind of pics the pros take and you can do it on the sly. No flashes required

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    good pictures, horrible user interface

    By S90

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    + Picture quality for such a small camera - Wheel is horrible, gets accidentally activated the whole time. It's even too loose to change the settings reliably. - by switching to 'view mode' settings like self timer and manual focus get lost. -- this even is the case in custom mode!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Best digital compact camera ever!

    By Wang

    from Catlettsburg, Kentucky

    Pros

    • Quality of pictures

    Cons

    • Baterry life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

      Used my camera to take pictures at dusk in DC. Amazed how it turned out to be. Beautiful detail clear pictures. Even when you`re walking while taking pictures, even if it's againt the light. And when I posted my pictures online, i had a lot of compliment. That's how perfect my pictures turned out ot be with this point and shoot camera. Awesome!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Akii

      from New york

      Pros

      • Excellent Display
      • Features
      • Great sensor
      • Image Quality
      • Nice macro mode

      Cons

      • Battery life
      • No HD video recording

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

        This is a excellent camera for those who are looking for image quality, manual mode, build quality. It has a very good sensor. This compact camera has image quality better than other expensive cameras. It has features similar to SLR. If you intend to buy an SLR this is the right choice to start with.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I just bought this camera ...

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • amazing quality of photos
        • Great Features
        • night photos turn out great

        Cons

        • Battery life
        • no charging through your computer

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

          I just bought this camera for a trip to Italy. I love the pictures that it takes. The features are great and a wonderful variety. The night settings take great quality photos. I want to say I would like to recommend this camera BUT I have major issues with the battery life! If you are going on a vacation and like to take a large amount of photos, this camera might not be for you. I love taking tons of pictures but this camera's battery died by 7 pm. Lost out on pictures because I didn't realize that the battery was this bad. If you buy it, definitely get a second battery and carry it with you. Also, apparently the camera does not charge when it is plugged into your computer! Canon NEEDS to fix these issues. It is really frustrating and poor quality. Other than that the pictures this camera takes are AMAZING! loved it, when the battery wasn't dead.

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          5.0

          great little pocket cam

          By 2cents

          from greatest city every, chicago

          Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

          fits in your shirt pocket, start up fast, clear photos 2.8f lense works great for 'no flash' situations just a sweet little cam to tuck away for those "i gotta have moments". Yes, hit enter and just purchase it already!!!

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice camera, but....

          By Rhett

          from AL

          Pros

          • good photos for a compact
          • Pocketable
          • Quality

          Cons

          • cr2 raw format
          • loose adjust wheel
          • mov movie format
          • No viewfinder

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

            Takes nice photos in evenly lit day scenes; just about as good as my DSLR. However, it's hard to see what you'll get if the sun is out since there is no viewfinder. This in the same as any other camera without viewfinder. The wheel on the back is easily knocked out of it's setting by simply dropping the camera in your pocket or an inadvertent brush of the hand. It should have light click stops. You might take a number of shots before you see the mistake.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super Quality, RAW Format, Small

            By NewsGroupNet

            from Washington, DC

            Pros

            • small and shoots raw format.

            Cons

            • cannot think of any faults.

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

              There are several things I like most about the Canon S90 - It both shoots RAW format and delivers impressive images, especially in low light levels, and it fits easily in my pocket. Having carried larger cameras for years, I'm hooked on the S90 and recommend it to both pro and serious amateur.

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              4.0

              Excellent Pocket Camera

              By Svejk

              from Columbus, OH

              Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

              S90 produces excellent JPGs out of the camera, which means minimum PP fiddling. Camera fits nicely in shirt pocket, which I attach to a neck strap for safety and security. However, I've added a Franiec hand grip. Over time the rear control dial became too loose and changes EV settings; so I've added a control dial solution. While the LCD is excellent, I do miss a viewfinder. If it had a polycarbonate body it might be a bit lighter.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exceeded expectations

              By Lady Di

              from Upstate South Carolina

              Pros

              • battery charger easy and compact
              • compact size is easy for travel
              • Ease of Use
              • Zoom

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

                  What a welcomed experience to purchase a product that surpasses the promises from the manufacturer and performs better than all the reviews! I unpacked my new camera the night before a trip to charge the battery. Although I took my instruction book with me, the camera was so user friendly the book was used very little. My travel partner, an amateur photographer who had a large brand name camera with multiple large lens, could not believe what my little camera could do. She left her bulky camera in the room after the first day. We shared my camera for the rest of the trip and had double prints made. The zoom feature is amazing! I have begun some amateur shooting of my own because of the impressive results I have gotten with the S90. The only problem is that I get so many really good shots, editing is difficult. I'm not sure I have been as pleased with a purchase since my red hoop skirt evening gown in high school.

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