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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

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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 Resolutions
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
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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