Canon PowerShot SD990 IS 14.7 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black

2.5" LCD - 16:9 - 3.7x Optical Zoom - 4x - 32 MB Secure Digital SD Card Included - 4416 x 3312 Image - 640 x 480 Video - PictBridge - MPN: 2669B001
Product Details
Description
When you're ready to experience a higher level of pace-setting technology and image brilliance, the PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH is ready for you. One glance at the sleek, sculptured profile, and you know this is a camera driven by design and features. Style without compromise is the perfect complement to the ELPH model's most advanced feature lineup - engineering leadership that opens your eyes and imagination to the real potential and boundless pleasures of photography.
Quick Glance
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Camera Type Compact Camera
Effective Megapixels 14.7 Megapixel
Image Stabilization Optical
Expert Reviews
Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Review
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Jun 26, 2009

The 900-series of the Canon ELPH digital cameras is usually pretty deluxe, and the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a> doesn't disappoint. In addition to the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a>'s 14.7-megapixel sensor, 2.5-inch LCD, and 3.7x lens, this curvy little digital camera has a full Manual exposure mode that should pique the interest of photographers wanting a little more control. Image stabilization is of course standard on the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a>, as is face detection, intelligent auto, and intelligent contrast, but a new Quick Shot mode primes the camera to capture action when used with the optical viewfinder. Though it's small, the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a>'s images can be printed at up to 16x20 inches with good detail, thanks to the high-resolution sensor. Lens flare is a minor problem with the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a>, especially in daylight shots, so prepare to limit print sizes to 8x10 to avoid a slight glow around bright objects, but other than that, the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a> is an impressive photographic tool, full of interesting twists. <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Click</a> for our review of the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon PowerShot SD990 IS</a>.

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Camera Labs – Canon PowerShot SD990 IS ELPH review
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Aug 9, 2009

Canon’s PowerShot SD990 IS ELPH is a good solid compact camera with some strong features. With a considerable 14.7 Megapixels, it’s the highest resolution model in the ELPH range, and also the only one which offers manual control over exposure. Add to that a small but great quality screen, an optical viewfinder which can massively extend battery life, and Canon’s latest fast DIGIC 4 processor and you’ve got a good all-round performer. But you have to think carefully about how useful these benefits will be for you in practice, and whether a model with a different feature-set will be more appropriate, for example, a wider lens, HD movies or a bigger screen. In our review at Cameralabs we’ve compared the PowerShot SD990 IS against a number of key rivals offering alternative features which may prove better for your needs.

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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS (black)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Jan 15, 2009

THE GOOD: Excellent picture quality; very good shooting options for its size. THE BAD: Disappointing lens specs; mixed performance; high-resolution sensor adds little benefit; no HD video. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Canon PowerShot SD990 IS is a fine ultracompact camera, but its price-to-feature benefits are questionable.

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Canon SD990IS
2 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Dec 22, 2008

Canon SD990IS receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.62 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #560 Compact digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Best Digital Camera under $400
4 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Black Digital Camera as the #4 Best Digital Camera under $400. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 980 IS
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 8, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 47 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 980 IS and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Silver Digital Camera with Resolution Atleast 14 Megapixel
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 3, 2010

Image is Average according to 10 Digital Camera experts. -- "color representation was amazing."-computershopper.com -- "Photo quality is consistent with other Canon SD-series cameras: excellent."-reviews.cnet.com -- "  For amateur photographers willing to put up some extra cash, the SD990 is a perfect choice."-computershopper.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Nov 5, 2008

Essentially the same as the Canon PowerShot SD950 IS, the SD990 IS Digital ELHP comes with premium features. This model is a step above from the entry line models, equipped with DIGIC 4 Image Processor focusing on improved portrait and group shots. The 3.7X Optical and 4X Digital Zoom found on this camera is not the strongest Canon puts out in the PowerShot line up, but the Optical Image Stabilizer feature will account for advancement. The 14.7 Megapixel Resolution puts this cameras potential on a higher level than other PowerShots. On-top of the 2.5” LCD monitor a Viewfinder is installed, for added convenience, along with a built-in flash that has a Red-Eye Reduction feature. Keeping this unit small and light, at 165grams, is the rechargeable Lithium-ion NB-5L battery. Lastly, like most other Canon PowerShot models, the SD950 IS comes preloaded with a variety of shooting modes and features. Features Black or Silver Profile 14.1 ... PROS: (1) newly upgraded DIGIC 4 image processor for superior speed and image quality (2) continuously focuses on half-push, does not simply focus once (3) lower high ISO noise compared to older models (4) voice memos can be attached to photographs - perfect for vacations/tours! ... CONS: (1) no high definition video mode (2) smaller 2." screen with only 230K pixels (3) inferior zoom for a point and shoot this price (4) fairly expensive and uninteresting for the cost

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User Reviews
Love this camera!
5 Star Review   By jill on Beach Camera - Mar 5, 2009   

Strengths: Beautiful pictures, lots of great features, easy to use, compact.

Weakness: None!

This is the perfect camera. I bought it for myself for Christmas and absolutely love it. I already had the Canon Digital Rebel xti, but I also wanted a small camera to fit in my purse that would take excellent pictures on the go. I am an avid photographer, digital scrapbooker and blogger. This camera is perfect in every way. Not one thing I would change. Even though I meant for this to be used more for "emergencies" when I didn't have my big camera, I find myself using this camera most of the time because it is convenient and takes pictures just about as good as my Rebel.

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Good all-rounder point & shoot compact camera
4 Star Review   By member eightyhertz - Nov 6, 2008   

Strengths: Compact size, good image quality, long battery life, manual shutter and aperture controls

Weakness: Controls still not fully manual (no Av or Tv), video res on the low side, high price

Overall, this is a good point & shoot camera with good image quality, long battery life and the first ELPH/IXUS with some form of manual control, although a little pricy. It has a new DIGIC4 processor which is supposed to provide faster processing and better image quality. However 15 mpix is a little overkill, considering the noise level on such a compact CCD. Photos produced by this camera are generally high quality with natural looking colours and very good for a P&S camera (close to a low-end digital SLR), but they will still be noisy. The manual controls for aperture and shutter are useful but still are restricted to certain selections and are not fully manual compared to the G-series or some of the higher end A-series Canon cameras. The image stabilizer and other neat features such as face timer and face auto-focus come in useful.

78% of readers found this review helpful.

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Top of the line camera worth every penny!
5 Star Review   By member kdutt - Nov 3, 2008   

Strengths: Very sharp pics. According to tests, less noise that the Canon 9 Megapixel models. New Processor. Has manual controls.

Weakness: Video is only 640x480. Small 32MB memory card. A bit expensive.

Well I bit the bullet and paid up, and I am pleased I did! The camera (I got the all-black model) is very sharp-looking and takes excellent pictures and video. It focuses fast and red-eye is almost non-existent. I stitched a panorama with Photoshop and it came out well too. I am using only the 9MP setting though.

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One Excellent Point & Shoot!
5 Star Review   By member drewjp - Oct 25, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent image quality, Battery life, Image Stabilizer, Beautiful and hefty metal body, Many manual modes for a subcompact, DIGIC 4 processor, Made in Japan

Weakness: Very slight purple fringing, No wide angle lens

After using a cheaply-built Samsung S630 for the past year, I decided it was ready to step up to a quality camera that I could hold onto for a long time. I was set on purchasing an SD950(this camera's predecessor) until I found this on sale at Dell. Fortunately, the extra pixels do not translate to more noise, presumably due to the new DIGIC 4. Images are always crisp and very detailed, even when blown up on my 20" monitor. Colors are the most natural I have seen from a non-SLR. Every picture I take in manual mode requires no post-processing. I thought I would have to improve something, but I never do. Think of this camera as a bargain G10. Unless you really need the few extra manual options or wide angle of the G10, save your pennies and go with this camera. Another winner from Canon!

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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IXY 3000
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Image Quality Build Features Ease of use

Weakness: None found as yet!

I have tested and compared the IXY 2000 closely to other compacts on the market and all in all have found it to be superior in just about every aspect Suitable for anyone looking for the best compact point n'shoot digital camera available TOP BANANA!!!

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Product Details
Description
When you're ready to experience a higher level of pace-setting technology and image brilliance, the PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH is ready for you. One glance at the sleek, sculptured profile, and you know this is a camera driven by design and features. Style without compromise is the perfect complement to the ELPH model's most advanced feature lineup - engineering leadership that opens your eyes and imagination to the real potential and boundless pleasures of photography.
Quick Glance
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Camera Type Compact Camera
Effective Megapixels 14.7 Megapixel
Image Stabilization Optical
Summary
Product Title Canon PowerShot SD990 IS 14.7 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black
Manufacturer Canon
Power Score 4.2 | 13 Reviews
Image Processor
Total Pixels: 15000000
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 640 x 480
Lens Features
Optical Zoom: 3.7 X
Focal Length: 7.70 mm to 28.50 mm
Digital Zoom: 4x
Dimensions
Depth: 1.1 in
Weight: 5.64 oz
Height: 2.5 in
Width: 3.8 in
Reference
URL: Manufacturer Link
Warranty Information: 1 Year
Expert Reviews
Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Review
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Jun 26, 2009

The 900-series of the Canon ELPH digital cameras is usually pretty deluxe, and the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a> doesn't disappoint. In addition to the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a>'s 14.7-megapixel sensor, 2.5-inch LCD, and 3.7x lens, this curvy little digital camera has a full Manual exposure mode that should pique the interest of photographers wanting a little more control. Image stabilization is of course standard on the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a>, as is face detection, intelligent auto, and intelligent contrast, but a new Quick Shot mode primes the camera to capture action when used with the optical viewfinder. Though it's small, the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a>'s images can be printed at up to 16x20 inches with good detail, thanks to the high-resolution sensor. Lens flare is a minor problem with the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a>, especially in daylight shots, so prepare to limit print sizes to 8x10 to avoid a slight glow around bright objects, but other than that, the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon SD990</a> is an impressive photographic tool, full of interesting twists. <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Click</a> for our review of the <a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/SD990IS/SD990ISA.HTM">Canon PowerShot SD990 IS</a>.

Read the full review »

Camera Labs – Canon PowerShot SD990 IS ELPH review
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Aug 9, 2009

Canon’s PowerShot SD990 IS ELPH is a good solid compact camera with some strong features. With a considerable 14.7 Megapixels, it’s the highest resolution model in the ELPH range, and also the only one which offers manual control over exposure. Add to that a small but great quality screen, an optical viewfinder which can massively extend battery life, and Canon’s latest fast DIGIC 4 processor and you’ve got a good all-round performer. But you have to think carefully about how useful these benefits will be for you in practice, and whether a model with a different feature-set will be more appropriate, for example, a wider lens, HD movies or a bigger screen. In our review at Cameralabs we’ve compared the PowerShot SD990 IS against a number of key rivals offering alternative features which may prove better for your needs.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS (black)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Jan 15, 2009

THE GOOD: Excellent picture quality; very good shooting options for its size. THE BAD: Disappointing lens specs; mixed performance; high-resolution sensor adds little benefit; no HD video. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Canon PowerShot SD990 IS is a fine ultracompact camera, but its price-to-feature benefits are questionable.

Read the full review »

Canon SD990IS
2 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Dec 22, 2008

Canon SD990IS receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.62 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #560 Compact digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Best Digital Camera under $400
4 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Dec 3, 2008

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Black Digital Camera as the #4 Best Digital Camera under $400. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 980 IS
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 8, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 47 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 980 IS and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Best Silver Digital Camera with Resolution Atleast 14 Megapixel
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 3, 2010

Image is Average according to 10 Digital Camera experts. -- "color representation was amazing."-computershopper.com -- "Photo quality is consistent with other Canon SD-series cameras: excellent."-reviews.cnet.com -- "  For amateur photographers willing to put up some extra cash, the SD990 is a perfect choice."-computershopper.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Nov 5, 2008

Essentially the same as the Canon PowerShot SD950 IS, the SD990 IS Digital ELHP comes with premium features. This model is a step above from the entry line models, equipped with DIGIC 4 Image Processor focusing on improved portrait and group shots. The 3.7X Optical and 4X Digital Zoom found on this camera is not the strongest Canon puts out in the PowerShot line up, but the Optical Image Stabilizer feature will account for advancement. The 14.7 Megapixel Resolution puts this cameras potential on a higher level than other PowerShots. On-top of the 2.5” LCD monitor a Viewfinder is installed, for added convenience, along with a built-in flash that has a Red-Eye Reduction feature. Keeping this unit small and light, at 165grams, is the rechargeable Lithium-ion NB-5L battery. Lastly, like most other Canon PowerShot models, the SD950 IS comes preloaded with a variety of shooting modes and features. Features Black or Silver Profile 14.1 ... PROS: (1) newly upgraded DIGIC 4 image processor for superior speed and image quality (2) continuously focuses on half-push, does not simply focus once (3) lower high ISO noise compared to older models (4) voice memos can be attached to photographs - perfect for vacations/tours! ... CONS: (1) no high definition video mode (2) smaller 2." screen with only 230K pixels (3) inferior zoom for a point and shoot this price (4) fairly expensive and uninteresting for the cost

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Love this camera!
5 Star Review   By jill on Beach Camera - Mar 5, 2009   

Strengths: Beautiful pictures, lots of great features, easy to use, compact.

Weakness: None!

This is the perfect camera. I bought it for myself for Christmas and absolutely love it. I already had the Canon Digital Rebel xti, but I also wanted a small camera to fit in my purse that would take excellent pictures on the go. I am an avid photographer, digital scrapbooker and blogger. This camera is perfect in every way. Not one thing I would change. Even though I meant for this to be used more for "emergencies" when I didn't have my big camera, I find myself using this camera most of the time because it is convenient and takes pictures just about as good as my Rebel.

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Good all-rounder point & shoot compact camera
4 Star Review   By member eightyhertz - Nov 6, 2008   

Strengths: Compact size, good image quality, long battery life, manual shutter and aperture controls

Weakness: Controls still not fully manual (no Av or Tv), video res on the low side, high price

Overall, this is a good point & shoot camera with good image quality, long battery life and the first ELPH/IXUS with some form of manual control, although a little pricy. It has a new DIGIC4 processor which is supposed to provide faster processing and better image quality. However 15 mpix is a little overkill, considering the noise level on such a compact CCD. Photos produced by this camera are generally high quality with natural looking colours and very good for a P&S camera (close to a low-end digital SLR), but they will still be noisy. The manual controls for aperture and shutter are useful but still are restricted to certain selections and are not fully manual compared to the G-series or some of the higher end A-series Canon cameras. The image stabilizer and other neat features such as face timer and face auto-focus come in useful.

78% of readers found this review helpful.

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Top of the line camera worth every penny!
5 Star Review   By member kdutt - Nov 3, 2008   

Strengths: Very sharp pics. According to tests, less noise that the Canon 9 Megapixel models. New Processor. Has manual controls.

Weakness: Video is only 640x480. Small 32MB memory card. A bit expensive.

Well I bit the bullet and paid up, and I am pleased I did! The camera (I got the all-black model) is very sharp-looking and takes excellent pictures and video. It focuses fast and red-eye is almost non-existent. I stitched a panorama with Photoshop and it came out well too. I am using only the 9MP setting though.

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One Excellent Point & Shoot!
5 Star Review   By member drewjp - Oct 25, 2008   

Strengths: Excellent image quality, Battery life, Image Stabilizer, Beautiful and hefty metal body, Many manual modes for a subcompact, DIGIC 4 processor, Made in Japan

Weakness: Very slight purple fringing, No wide angle lens

After using a cheaply-built Samsung S630 for the past year, I decided it was ready to step up to a quality camera that I could hold onto for a long time. I was set on purchasing an SD950(this camera's predecessor) until I found this on sale at Dell. Fortunately, the extra pixels do not translate to more noise, presumably due to the new DIGIC 4. Images are always crisp and very detailed, even when blown up on my 20" monitor. Colors are the most natural I have seen from a non-SLR. Every picture I take in manual mode requires no post-processing. I thought I would have to improve something, but I never do. Think of this camera as a bargain G10. Unless you really need the few extra manual options or wide angle of the G10, save your pennies and go with this camera. Another winner from Canon!

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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IXY 3000
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Image Quality Build Features Ease of use

Weakness: None found as yet!

I have tested and compared the IXY 2000 closely to other compacts on the market and all in all have found it to be superior in just about every aspect Suitable for anyone looking for the best compact point n'shoot digital camera available TOP BANANA!!!

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