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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS


$399.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Newly upgraded DIGIC 4 image processor for superior speed and image quality. Continuously focuses on half-push, does not simply focus once. Lower high ISO noise compared to older models.

The Cons:No high definition video mode. Smaller 2.5" screen with only 230K pixels. Inferior zoom for a point and shoot this price.

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.

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 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 Megapixel Res.
  • 3.7X Optical Zoom
  • Optical Image Stabalizer
  • DIGIC 4 Processor
  • USB 2.0 High Speed (mini-B jack) interface
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMedia, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
  • NB-5L Battery (360min playback)

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Pros
  • 2

    newly upgraded DIGIC 4 image processor for superior speed and image quality

  • 2

    continuously focuses on half-push, does not simply focus once

  • 1

    lower high ISO noise compared to older models

  • 1

    voice memos can be attached to photographs - perfect for vacations/tours!

Cons
  • 2

    no high definition video mode

  • 2

    smaller 2.5" screen with only 230K pixels

  • 1

    inferior zoom for a point and shoot this price

  • 1

    fairly expensive and uninteresting for the cost

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