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Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera

B&H # CAPSSD890 MFR # 2566B001
Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" PureColor LCD Display
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 1600)
  • Face Detection
  • Motion Detection
  • Advanced Red-eye Correction
  • Slim, Stylish Design
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The Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera provides a 10.0 megapixel resolution and a surprisingly long 5x Optical Zoom lens with Canon's Optical Image Stabilization system that produces excellent image quality, even under low light shooting conditions.

The camera incorporates the exclusive DIGIC III image processor which offers impressive response times and also powers Canon's unique Face Detection and Noise Reduction Technologies, making it easier for users to capture sharp, well-exposed images in any shooting situation.

The 2.5" PureColor LCD display has a tough scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coating featuring Night Display for easy viewing in low light. Even with all of these premium features, and the 5x lens, the PowerShot SD890 IS Digital Elph is still incredibly slim, measuring about 1.1" deep.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution
The 10.0 megapixel resolution of the SD890 IS Digital Elph ensures that images are captured with all the detail needed for large photo quality prints.
5x Optical Zoom Lens
The genuine Canon 5x optical zoom lens on the SD890 produces images with all the clarity and brilliance you'd expect from a world leader in advanced optics technology. The 5x Zoom range can handle most typical shooting situations while the 4x digital zoom is included to get extra close with a combined zoom rage of 20x.
Optical Image Stabilizer Technology
The lens of the SD890 IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects for camera shake so you'll get steady, crisp, brilliant images - under just about any shooting conditions.
Slim, Stylish Design
The SD890 IS has an edgy, stylish design with gentle curved surfaces that fit comfortably in any hand, and the cool looking button configuration also provides for easy operability.
DIGIC III Processor
Delivering fast, responsive camera performance and superb image rendering, the DIGIC III processor also enables Canon's Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Furthermore, the processor incorporates iSAPS scene-recognition technology using an internal database of thousands of different photos to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Face Detection Technology
Canon's powerful Face Detection Technology delivers impressive results - simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. The SD890 IS also adds Face Detection White Balance - calculating white balance for the best possible skin tones. Furthermore, the Face Select and Track features lets the SD890 IS Digital ELPH user highlight one face among several in a scene, and the camera concentrates on that person, even as they move around the scene.
Advanced Red-eye Correction
Canon's Red-eye Correction system lets you handle Red-eye problems in two ways. The Red-eye Correction can be applied during shooting by using the Face Detection Technology to recognize and remove red-eye from flash images as they're taken, before the file is written to the memory card. It's also possible to correct red-eye during image playback, using simple settings in the cameras menu.
High ISO to Reduce Image Blur and Expand Low-light Shooting
The PowerShot SD890 features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings (equivalent to ISO 3200) that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, or when shooting fast-moving subjects, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.
Motion Detection Technology
Motion blur is dramatically reduced by Canon's Motion Detection Technology which automatically detects subject movement and optimizes exposure control and ISO settings to reduce image blur. This sophisticated feature works in the background to instantly evaluate how fast your subject is moving. Then it automatically selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO settings to keep everything looking sharp and clear.
Flexible Movie Mode
You can select from VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), with frame rates of 30 fps and 15 fps for more typical movie recording. Fast Frame Rate recording shoots QVGA video at 60 fps for extremely smooth playback or for motion analysis. Compact Movie Mode records QQVGA (160 x 120 pixels) resolution at 15 fps for up to 3 minutes to send video by e-mail or put on a website. Finally, Time Lapse records VGA video (640 x 480) at 1 or 2 second intervals then plays back at 15 fps for beautiful fast motion.
17 Shooting Modes and My Colors Photo Effects
The PowerShot SD890 has 17 easy-to-use shooting modes including a wide selection of Special Scene modes such as Portrait, Indoor and Night Snapshot, and you can quickly access these modes via the Touch Control Dial. The camera also includes My Colors photo effects which allow artistic photo effects to be applied in-camera both during and after shooting.
High-resolution 2.5" PureColor LCD
The 2.5" LCD screen provides vivid, high-resolution viewing and is protected by a scratch-resistant anti-reflection coating for easy on-camera viewing. Whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images, the PureColor LCD screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient.
Easy, Flexible Direct Printing Options
The Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the camera to a Canon Direct Photo Printer or PictBridge supported printer, press the Print/Share button and print. The Direct Print feature allows for image preview and editing (including cropping) on the camera when connected to a compatible printer. Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images directly to a computer (Windows).
Camera Type Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.3" 10.3 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution 10.0 million pixels
Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
Color Modes Normal, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Image File Formats JPEG (Superfine, Fine, Normal)
Recorded Resolution Large (3648 x 2736)
Widescreen (3648 x 2048)
Medium 1 (2816 x 2112)
Medium 2 (2272 x 1704)
Medium 3 (1600 x 1200) includes Date Stamp option
Small (640 x 480)
Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG with Audio
VGA (640 x 480 @ 30 fps up to 4GB or 1 hour)
VGA LP (640 x 480 @ 30 fps up to 4GB or 1 hour)
QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 fps up to 4GB or 1 hour)
Compact (160 x 120 @ 15 fps up to 3 minutes)
Time Lapse (640 x 480 @ 0.5 or 1 fps with playback at 15 fps up to 2 hours)
Audio Recording WAV format
record time up to 60 seconds with image
Lens Type Canon Zoom Lens
Optical Zoom 5x
Lens Focal Length 6.6 - 33.0mm (37 - 185mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 4x
Minimum Focus Distance 0.8" (2cm)
Maximum Aperture f/3.2-5.7
Optical Image Stabilization Yes
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
Focus Control
Focus Type TTL Autofocus
Focus Modes AiAF 9-Point AF, Face Detect AF, 1-point AF
Focus Range Normal: 19.2" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 0.8" (2cm) - 19.2" (50cm) wide
Digital Macro: 0.8" (2cm) - 3.9" (10cm) wide
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO
High ISO Auto (ISO 3200 equialent)
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Type Mechanical Shutter and Electronic Shutter
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/1500 second
Aperture Range f/3.2-5.7 (max)
Exposure Metering AiAF (Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot)
Exposure Modes Auto, Program AE, Camera M, Exposure Compensation (±2EV stops in 1/3-stop increments), AE Lock
White Balance Modes Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Scene Modes Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, FE Lock, Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash Off)
Effective Flash Range Normal: 1.0' (0.3m) - 11' (3.5m)
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Not Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability 1.2 fps continuous shooting
Self Timer 2 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval Recording 1 or 2 second intervals in Time-Lapse movie mode
Date & Time Stamp Available with Medium 3 (1600 x 1200) Image resolution only
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory No
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
MultiMediaCard (MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+)
Recording Capacity Includes 32MB Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card

Still Image Capacity

Superfine Fine Normal
Large 6 11 23
Widescreen 8 15 31
Medium 1 10 17 37
Medium 2 14 26 52
Medium 3 29 52 99
Small 111 171 270

Video Capacity

Video Mode Record Time
VGA 14 seconds
VGA LP 27 seconds
QVGA 38 seconds
Compact 189 seconds
Time Lapse 450 seconds*

* Does not reflect playback time.

Battery Type NB-5L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power Adapter ACK-DC30 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control No
Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Windows System
  • Pentium 500MHz processor (1.3GHz for Vista)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4), XP, Vista
  • 256MB RAM (512MB for Vista)
  • 270MB available Hard Drive space
  • USB Port
  • Video Display with 1024 x 768 pixels and 16-Bit color or better
  • CD-ROM Drive for Software Install

Macintosh System

  • PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or Intel Processor
  • Macintosh OS X (10.3 - 10.4.x)
  • 256MB RAM
  • 270MB available Hard Drive space
  • USB Port
  • Video Display with 1024 x 768 pixels and 32,000 colors or better
  • CD-ROM Drive for Software Install
Viewfinder Real-image Optical Viewfinder
LCD Display 2.5" Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels) with Brightness adjustment
Language Options English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian
Playback Options Single Image, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, Movie Playback (Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume), Erase (Single image, By date, By category, By folder, All images, Part of movie, All of movie)
Dimensions 2.3 x 3.8 x 1.1" (58 x 96 x 28mm)
Weight 4.6oz (130g) without battery
Canon PowerShot SD890 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera
  • 32MB Secure Digital (SD) Card
  • NB-5L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • CB-2LX Battery Charger
  • USB Interface Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM (ZoomBrowser EX, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Driver)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty
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    Batteries & Power

    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Canon - NB-5L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7v, 1120mAh)
    • You Pay: $40.01

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

    Canon - Soft Case 20
    • You Pay: $14.99

    Screen Protectors

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    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

    GGI - Digital Screen Care Kit
    • You Pay: $7.49

    Card Readers

    Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

    GGI - All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
    • You Pay: $9.95

    Filters & Adapters

    Get the desired effect with a filter and the appropriate adapter.

    Cokin - Shoe Digital Filter Holder A300
    • You Pay: $13.98

    Tripod & Support

    Place your camera on a tripod for the support and stability you need.

    Joby - Gorillapod Flexible Mini-Tripod/Grip for Point & Shoot Cameras - Grey/Black
    • You Pay: $16.99

    Books & Tutorials

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    Learn all that your new camera can do.

    McGraw-Hill - Book: How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera
    • You Pay: $22.50
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