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Canon PowerShot S90 Black 10.0 MP 3.8X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

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  • 1/1.7" CCD 10.0 MP
  • 3.8X Optical Zoom
  • 28mm Wide Angle
  • Optical Image Stabilizer System
  • 3.0" 461K LCD
  • 640 x 480

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Serious photographers want to be ready to capture the moment, but carrying a bulky professional camera everywhere is impractical. That’s why the PowerShot S90 offers professional features in a compact and portable body. This slim point-and-shoot camera provides crisp images with a 10.0MP sensor and a 3.8X optical zoom. The bright f/2.0 lens is perfect for low-light conditions, beautiful portraits and amazing close-ups using the Macro setting.

Add Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer and taking amazing pictures on the go becomes hassle-free. Create the perfect shot by easily adjusting any setting with the customizable control ring surrounding the lens. Change focus, exposure, ISO, step zoom and white balance from one convenient location.

When you don’t have time for settings, simply use one of the advanced presets and let the S90 do the rest. Shoot in RAW mode and you can touch up your images on a compatible PC without losing picture quality. The S90 can also record movies in 640 x 480 resolution for up to one hour. When portability is just as important as quality, the PowerShot S90 offers the best of both worlds. Add this camera to your mobile life today!

  • newegg 10.0 Megapixel Image Sensor The Canon PowerShot S90 features an amazing 10.0 megapixel effective CCD to provide profound image detail with unparalleled richness and depth, and the ultimate flexibility in enlarging and cropping shots.
  • newegg 3.8X Wide-angle Zoom Lens Equipped with a Canon 3.8X wide-angle zoom lens, the PowerShot S90 handles both wide-scene and close-up shots. Get the whole family and lots of friends into one shot at the 28mm wide-angle end, or take extreme close-ups via up to 15X zoom capability (3.8X optical zoom multiplies 4X digital zoom).
  • newegg DIGIC 4 Image Processor Canon’s state-of-the-art DIGIC 4 image processor increases the speed and performance of the PowerShot S90, and enables other advanced features such as Face Detection, Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction for greater flexibility.
  • newegg Ultra Large 3" PureColor LCD Screen The Canon PowerShot S90's ultra large 3-inch PureColor LCD screen delivers crisp, clear pictures, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. The anti-reflective screen with tough scratch-resistant coating provides extra durability for outdoor use. The screen also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
  • newegg Image Stabilizer Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology ensures awesome-steady shooting with phenomenal picture clarity even when you are in motion.
  • newegg PictBridge Support PictBridge technology makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your Canon PowerShot S90's to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings and start printing.

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot S90


PowerShot S Series
PowerShot S90



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/1.7" CCD
Gross Pixels
10.4 MP
Effective Pixels
10.0 MP
3648 x 2736
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilizer System


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Wide Angle
Focal Length
f=6.0 - 22.5mm (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm)
f/2.0 - 4.9


Shutter Speed
15-1/1600 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer, Custom


Focus Type
TTL Autofocus
Normal Focus Range
1.6 ft.-infinity/50cm-infinity
Macro Focus Range
2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W)


Flash Mode
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)


Exposure Control
Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
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
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)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto*, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom
*The colors of faces are evaluated in AiAF

Viewfinder & Monitor

3.0" 461K


Continuous Drive
Normal: approx. 0.9 fps
AF: approx. 0.6 fps
LV: approx. 0.6 (Low Light: 2.1 fps)
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
Color Mode
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
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

Recording System

File Formats
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / MMC / MMC+ / HC MMC+ Card


Movie Format
MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Movie Recording
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
320 x 240 @ 30 fps
Max. Recording Resolution
640 x 480


A/V Out


Rechargeable Battery Pack NB-6L


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" PureColor System LCD for even greater true-to-life color reproduction.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.94" x 2.30" x 1.22"
Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (camera body only)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Canon PowerShot S90

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  • Dan K.
  • 12/26/2010 7:30:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Point and Shoot

Pros: I've owned the S90 for about 6 months now and loved it so much that I bought the S95 too. If you are looking for a compact camera that takes awesome pictures, this is the one. I've owned Sony's to Nikon's and I can tell you that without a doubt, this is the best point and shoot I've ever owned. The photo quality is sharp, the interface is easy to use, and I especially find the low light shots exceptional compared to any other point and shoot.

It's not a DSLR, but if you have to have a backup that'll fit in your pocket, this one is the one to have.

Cons: The S90 is a little slick but I've never had it fall out of my hand. The S95 is worth getting over the S90 because the S95 does feel better in your hand. Seems like the worked out all the kinks.

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  • Chris P.
  • 11/26/2010 6:14:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat compact

Pros: Compact. Tons ...and I mean tons of features. Like a SLR menu of settings to tweek the photo mode. Amazing photos, stunning clarity really need for really ever using a flash except darkest shots, as the sensor is soo good; i use this scuba diving (with a case obviously) and on travel (in meusems, etc) so VERY important.

Cons: The little ring dial is a serious pain in the tush (newegg made me use this lame word) ...hence 4 eggs. Always find that it's getting turned even with the lightest touch.

Other Thoughts: Good buy for what it is. No HiDef video, but not really an issue here.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Compact

Pros: Nice JPEGs right out of the camera, RAW capability when you need it, better high ISO performance than any prior Canon compact I have owned or used, sharp F/2 lens, effective image stabilization, convenient and customizable manual controls, pocket size

Cons: Given what this little camera offers at this price, size and weight, there's not much to complain about...

Other Thoughts: This is a capable little pocket camera...perfect for times when you want to have a decent camera along but don't want to lug larger gear...

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5 out of 5 eggsNice, compact, excellent pics!

Pros: Newegg sent my order out ASAP. Received in 3 days!
This camera can make any consumer a good shot. Lens is top notch. Easy to use. Excellent low light shooting even without flash. Quick time to first shot and follow up shots. Very happy so far.
Compact, easily fits into a pocket. There when you need it.

Cons: Small size makes a little difficult to hold for big hands.
Battery must be removed to charge.

Other Thoughts: Excellent buy at $303 shipped! Newegg had the camera for $336 less 10% plus $2.99 shipping.

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  • Steven O.
  • 8/26/2010 6:11:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice little camera

Pros: Shoots in RAW, small, decent image quality. A very good value for good quality. This is a "point and shoot", but it's quite advanced.

Cons: Don't expect miracles. It's a small sensor. High ISO (800 or higher) is quite noisy, but I've found the noise to be very controllable in post-processing (I use Nik Dfine 2.0).

Other Thoughts: I shoot with a Canon 7D normally. I'm not a pro, but a very experienced amateur. It's great to have a small camera that has controls I understand that I can just slip in my pocket anywhere I go. I've been very pleased with it so far.

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  • George R.
  • 8/8/2010 9:33:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing! Wonderful Camera!

Pros: Quality of a DSLR with the compactness of a point-n-shoot. Very full featured!

Cons: Battery Life is excellent yet, have a N82E16830994298 as spare on.

Other Thoughts: Wonderful quality.

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  • Norman M.
  • 8/7/2010 11:28:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCanon S90

Pros: High image quality, f2 low light shooting, RAW files.

Cons: Nothing to stop you buying it.

Other Thoughts: I programmed the touchy function wheel on the back to manage my f stops so it doesn't matter much if I bump it off setting occasionally.

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  • Harrison B.
  • 8/6/2010 11:54:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Not a professional photographer by any definition, but I'm very impressed with the picture quality and speed in all conditions.

Customization options are unmatched. Virtually everything can be controlled manually. Can get good long exposure shots for fireworks, stars, etc.

Auto mode takes surprisingly good pictures consistently

Cons: Expensive for a point and shoot, considering you could get a low end dslr for about a hundred more

Other Thoughts: Good camera for a novice who wants to take good pictures in auto mode now, and wants room to learn more and get deeper into photography.

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  • Fred J.
  • 8/2/2010 3:36:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera

Pros: Easy to carry in the pocket, excellent photos, RAW capability, Adequate software, bight LCD Screen.

Cons: Controls are confusing at first, a bit slipery.

Other Thoughts: I am very happy with this camera and with Newegg. Optional grip works well. The camera is perfect for carrying in the pocket while trekking or bicycling or using anytime you don't want to carry a DSLR (the photos are nearly as good).

Neweggs is a great place to shop!

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/19/2010 1:29:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't put it down!

Pros: -Phenomenal picture quality, even on Auto mode!
-Impressive lowlight capability!
-Tons of features and functions that let you fine tune quickly
-Programmable front control ring and a secondary rear control dial
-Massive and vivid rear LCD screen
-Extremely light and compact for the overall package

Canon never fails to satisfy me with there digital cameras in terms of image and build quality, while keeping menus and interface very appealing and user friendly!

The larger than average sensor and f2.0 lens really makes for some incredible pictures, even when lighting conditions can be a little dim or sparse!

The SCN modes also provide great results, so its a nice way for someone to quickly choose a mode and start snapping away.

P (Program) mode is a great way to shoot, because it allows me to quickly make fine adjustments using the control ring and rear dial, instead of having to go through menus and settings like I did with my SD1100.

Have I mentioned the image quality

Cons: -Can be slippery, especially when shooting singlehanded, but it's doable
-Supplied strap is useless
-Control dial does not have click movement like the front control ring
-Flash can pop up and hit your finger. Takes time to adapt

Other Thoughts: I've been using Canon point and shoots for many years now, starting with the SD110, moving to the SD1100, and now the S90. All of the Canon's I have owned have been the most reliable and well constructed digital cameras I have operated and held.

Granted, I am not a professional photographer by any means, nor do I know about the in's and out's of digital cameras, but I do know whenever I shoot with any other brand digital cam, I appreciate my Canon's IQ and feel more and more.

The strap that comes with the camera is very weak. I am using a strap of a Nintendo Wii controller with great results. I took the camera to Big Bear, and there were numerous times the strap saved my camera from dropping out of my clumsy hands. The camera is small, and can be slippery, so get into the habit of wearing a strap! ;)

The image quality is amazing, and I love large sensor and the f2.0 lens on this little camera!

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