|Canon IXUS 990 IS|
Ilse Jurriën : February 19th 2009 - 00:56 CET
Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS digital camera : Canon updates its Digital IXUS range with an exciting new digital camera model: the Digital IXUS 990 IS - known as Canon Digital ELPH 970 IS in the USA. The Canon IXUS 990 IS delivers superior telephoto reach via a 5.0x optical zoom, and detailed image review with a 3.0” PureColor LCD II. The Canon IXUS 990 IS features a new Smart Auto mode, which uses Canon’s innovative Scene Detection Technology to deliver incredible shots with simple point-and-shoot operation. The new 12.1 Megapixel camera model shoot stunning HD movies (1280 x 720, 30fps) and have HDMI connections for playback on compatible HD televisions. Replacing the Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS, the Canon IXUS 990 IS continues the IXUS heritage combination of exquisite imaging and design. |
Canon IXUS 990 IS equipped with framing options
The Canon IXUS 990 IS features a classic, metallic finish .With its 5.0x optical zoom, the Canon IXUS 990IS gives users a powerful range of framing options - or the ability to bring distant subjects up close. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer delivers blur-free results throughout the zoom range on both cameras.
12 Megapixel Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS
The Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS captures images at an incredible 12.1 Megapixel resolution, offering the freedom to crop or enlarge images with no loss in detail. Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor uses improved algorithms and calculation accuracy, allowing the Canon digital camera to deliver ultra-fast operation, and rich, low-noise images with outstanding clarity and colour reproduction.
Canon IXUS 990 IS incorporates a Smart Auto mode
For maximum results with minimum effort, the Canon IXUS 990 IS incorporates a new Smart Auto mode. This uses Canon’s Scene Detection Technology to analyse the shooting scene in detail - checking subject brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue. The camera then instantly selects one of 18 possible modes, to ensure perfect settings for the scene.
Canon IXUS 990IS features intelligent technologies
Thanks to DIGIC 4 processing, Canon’s intelligent technologies are now more accurate than ever. Improved Motion Detection Technology aids blur-free capture of moving subjects. i-Contrast brightens the dark areas of a photo without blowing out correctly-exposed areas. Face Detection incorporates new Blink Detection, which helps avoid the disappointment of a mistimed portrait shot. Face Self-Timer simplifies group shots or self portraits by waiting until the user enters the frame before shooting.
Canon IXUS 990 IS offers an improved user interface
New Active Display is a fun interactive way of reviewing images: by moving the camera gently during playback, a scrolling function is activated. The Canon Digital IXUS 990IS is easier to use than ever, thanks to an improved, better looking Graphical User Interface. This includes a handy Hints & Tips option, which offers unobtrusive advice on making the most of the camera’s features.
Many shooting modes incorporated in the Canon IXUS 990 IS
The wide range of shooting modes in the Canon IXUS 990 IS includes options for creative photography: the new Zoom Blur mode physically zooms the lens during exposure to create a dynamic feeling of movement, while the improved Creative Light Effect moves the IS system lens during longer exposures for a ‘drawing with light’ effect.
Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS Price & Availability
"The new IXUS 990 IS digital camera combines new levels of intelligent functionality with the kind of head-turning design that only Digital IXUS offers," said Rainer Fuehres, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. The Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS is available from April 2009 priced at £379.00 / €449.00 RRP inc. VAT.
Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS review
As soon as we receive a Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS test sample, we will publish a picture gallery with high resolution photos, followed by an extended Canon IXUS 990 IS review.