Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS digital compact camera
When Canon announced the introduction of a number of new IXUS models, it did not make my photographic heart miss a beat. To be honest, I have had so many IXUS cameras in my hands that I've lost count. However; the design department of Canon was able to surprise me again with their ingenuity to make an IXUS model stand out from the crowd every single time. The Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS compact camera is one of these incredible models again with a stylish, sleek and ultra modern design. It will be hard for design lovers to stay away from this camera.
Canon IXUS 90 IS with innovative image solutions
Naturally appearance is not the main reason for reviewing this model in practice. Because; no matter how beautiful a camera looks, we want to see the pictures it makes. The specifications of the Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS look good and it is a camera that keeps pace with the current market developments. High resolution - there's no way to escape it - and more important; the innovative image solutions such as built-in intelligent software and the DIGIC III applications. I am convinced that besides design the software makes the real difference between nowadays cameras.
Advanced built-in face detection
The built-in intelligence is gradually playing a more important role and the way in which Canon apply the intelligence is effective and different. Canon succeed once more to simplify photography by improving the end result without additional photographic knowledge of the user. The advanced face detection adds quality to the ease of use and will serve the majority of the users. Because taking a portrait is one of the most favourite actions with a compact camera.
Good image quality & Colour reproduction
The Canon IXUS 90 IS scores really well on image quality, colour reproduction and user’s ease. The limited zoom capacity of the camera remains a pity. I am sure there is a reason for not applying it, but personally I find a 28mm wide angle a feature that Canon should not have missed. Wide angle has many advantages and not only for the enhanced photographer. Take for example the indoor pictures in a living room, landscapes and all sorts of small rooms where photographing takes place. Wide angle does pay for itself very fast. I really hope that Canon will equip the next generation IXUS cameras standard with at least 28mm.
Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS - Excellent compact camera
Despite my comments on the limited zoom range the Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS is an excellent camera with a remarkable neat and trendy design. The way the buttons are completely flush with the casing is absolutely beautiful and deserves a beauty award. Add the large 3 inch screen to it and you can say that Canon have a new winner in their hands. The Canon IXUS 90 IS will undoubtedly continue the IXUS success story. The quality is superb and the camera looks astonishing! All that is left to wish for is that tiny piece of wide angle…
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Canon IXUS 90 IS Storage capacity
10 Megapixel and JPEG format storage in the lowest possible compression deliver a file size of approximately 4.3MB. If we take around 200 pictures, 1GB of storage capacity is the least we need. And if you plan to run wild with the video capturing function, and want to capture a 30 minute video in the highest quality, you have to consider purchasing 8GB of storage. I’d advice you to purchase sufficient storage capacity which should not be a problem with today’s prices. A so-called SDHC memory card with a minimum storage capacity of 4GB is my suggestion.
Considering a 1GB storage capacity:
10 Megapixels - 3648x2736 - JPEG - Superfine - 4332KB - 220 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3648x2736 - JPEG - Fine - 2565KB - 372 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3648x2736 - JPEG - Normal - 1226KB - 772 pictures
7,5 Megapixels - 3648x2048 - JPEG - Superfine - 3243KB - 294 pictures
7,5 Megapixels - 3648x2048 - JPEG - Fine - 1920KB - 498 pictures
7,5 Megapixels - 3648x2048 - JPEG - Normal - 918KB - 1022 pictures
6 Megapixels - 2816x2112 - JPEG - Superfine - 2720KB - 352 pictures
6 Megapixels - 2816x2112 - JPEG - Fine - 1620KB - 584 pictures
6 Megapixels - 2816x2112 - JPEG - Normal - 780KB - 1206 pictures
4 Megapixels - 2272x1704 - JPEG - Superfine - 2002KB - 474 pictures
4 Megapixels - 2272x1704 - JPEG - Fine - 1116KB - 850 pictures
4 Megapixels - 2272x1704 - JPEG - Normal - 556KB - 1678 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 - JPEG - Superfine - 1002KB - 942 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 - JPEG - Fine - 558KB - 1678 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 - JPEG - Normal - 278KB - 3180 pictures
0,3 Megapixels - 640x480 - JPEG - Superfine - 249KB - 3554 pictures
0,3 Megapixels - 640x480 - JPEG - Fine - 150KB - 5494 pictures
0,3 Megapixels - 640x480 - JPEG - Normal - 84KB - 8634 pictures
Video Resolution 640x480 pixels - 30 fps - 7 min 54 sec
Video Resolution 640x480 pixels - LP - 30 fps - 15 min
Video Resolution 320x240 pixels - 30 fps - 20 min 58 sec
Video Resolution 160x120 pixels - 15 fps - 100 min 42 sec