Canon PowerShot S90

PowerShot S90 - 10 MP CCD, f/2.0, 28mm wide, 3.8x zoom, 3.0” LCD, i-Contrast, VGA (30fps) & HDMI, DIGIC 4

Canon
3635B017
20-08-2009
The pocketable PowerShot S90 gives powerful everyday shooting. Shoot quickly with a lens Control Ring and get superior low-light performance with a high-sensitivity 10.0 MP CCD and f/2.0 lens.

High-sensitivity 10.0 MP sensor
A high-sensitivity CCD sensor gives outstanding image quality in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Even images taken at high ISOs show exceptionally low noise levels and a wide dynamic range.

Wide & bright
A bright f/2.0 aperture allows exceptional versatility, capturing low-light images and fast-moving subjects at higher shutter speeds. A wide angle of 28mm lets you put more in the frame, while Canon’s optical IS reduces blur caused by camera shake.

Compact control
The PowerShot S90 combines pocket-sized proportions with a sophisticated lens Control Ring, to which functions such as step zoom, exposure, focus, and ISO can be assigned for fast, easy adjustment.

3.0” PureColor LCD II
A 3.0” PureColor LCD II screen (461K dots), with wide viewing angle, makes framing and reviewing shots a pleasure.

Dual Anti-Noise System with DIGIC 4
Working with the high-sensitivity image sensor, Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor delivers vastly improved noise performance across the ISO range. Shoot full-resolution images up to ISO 3200, or expand to ISO 12800 in (2.5MP) Low Light mode.

Full Manual control & RAW
For creative control while shooting, the PowerShot S90 features Full Manual mode. The option of RAW shooting with support for Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software provides complete control over image parameters during post-shoot editing.

Smart Auto and Shooting Modes
Smart Auto mode analyses subject brightness, contrast, distance, hue and movement. Intelligent Scene Detection Technology then selects the scene type from 22 variables, applying the best settings for optimum output. 25 dedicated shooting modes are also available including Nostalgic and VGA movies.

Intelligent technologies
For perfect portraits, Canon Face Detection technologies include FaceSelf-Timer and Face Select & Track, which tracks focus for a chosen person in the frame. Also included are Canon’s blur-beating Motion Detection Technology and Servo AF/AE, for accurate focus and exposure on moving subjects.

i-Contrast
In shooting or playback, enhanced i-Contrast optimises dynamic range according to the scene - retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights. The result is natural images with the best possible contrast.

Storage

Compatible memory cards 
MMC, SD, SDHC

Video

Maximum video resolution 
640 x 480 pixels
Video formats supported 
MOV
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps

Technical details

Interface 
USB 2.0
Colour of product 
Black
Weight 
175g
Camera shutter speed 
1 - 1/1600s
Built-in flash 
Y
Compatible operating systems 
Win XP SP2-3 / Vista (incl. SP1-2)<br />Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge 
Y

Power

Battery technology 
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Display

Display 
LCD
Display resolution (numeric) 
461000 pixels

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Audio

Built-in microphone 
N

Lens system

Optical zoom 
3.8x
Digital zoom 
4x
Focal length range (f-f) 
6 - 22.5 mm

Camera

Camera type 
Compact camera
White balance 
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Scene modes 
Beach, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Sunset, Underwater
Photo effects 
Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom (max)
2x

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Single Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance
0.05m
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Y

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity 
80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, AUTO
Light exposure modes 
aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE
Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Spot

Flash

Flash modes 
Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (wide)
0.50 - 6.5m

Packaging content

Bundled software 
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Picture quality

Megapixel 
10 MP
Sensor type 
CCD
Image sensor size
25.4/43.2 mm (1/1.7")
Maximum image resolution 
3648 x 2736 pixels
Image stabilizer 
Y

Weight & dimensions

Width 
10 cm
Depth 
3.09 cm
Height 
5.84 cm

Other features

Video capability 
Y
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
28 - 105 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity 
1
HDMI ports quantity 
1
Digital SLR 
N