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Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera (Silver)

B&H # CAPSSD990S MFR # 3191B001
Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera (Silver)

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera (Silver) Front View Back View Included

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Product Highlights

  • 14.7 Megapixel
  • 3.7x Optical Zoom (36-133mm)
  • 2.5" PureColor LCD II Display
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 1600)
  • Face Detection System
  • Intelligent Contrast Correction
  • Superb Ergonomic Design
  • Flexible Direct Printing
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The Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera, is beautifully finished with a curved sleek titanium body, and offers class-leading technology to match its exclusive exterior. It incorporates a high-resolution 14.7 megapixel CCD, with a 3.7x precision zoom lens that incorporates an Optical Image Stabilizer for sharp images under all sorts of shooting circumstances, and Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600 to let you command low light like a pro. Furthermore, the Canon DIGIC 4 image processor provides advanced Noise Reduction technology, provides for fast camera performance, and powers the innovative Face Detection system with added features such as Face Self-Timer and in-camera Red-eye Correction.

The Creative options available to the photographer have been further enhanced with the addition of a Manual Mode that allows control of shutter speed and aperture, and for split-second photo opportunities, a QuickShot mode is available that uses the optical viewfinder for framing and focusing, virtually eliminating shutter lag. Other key advancements include a Touch Control Dial, and a super-high resolution 2.5" PureColor LCD II screen with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating and Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

14.7 Megapixel Resolution
The High resolution CCD sensor provides an effective resolution of up to 14.7 megapixel - enough resolution for stunning, deeply detailed images and quality poster size prints with room for creative cropping.
3.7x Optical Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer Technology
The camera's powerful 3.7x optical zoom uses Canon's optic technology to deliver quick response, brilliant clarity and pure, true color. The lens is also equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake so you'll get the steady, crisp, brilliant images - under just about any shooting conditions. In addition, the 4x Digital Zoom can be combined with the cameras optical zoom for a total zoom range of 15x.
DIGIC 4 Processor
Delivering fast, responsive camera performance and superb image rendering, the DIGIC 4 processor also drives Canon's landmark Face Detection technology while advanced image processing algorithms deliver superb image detail and color reproduction with accurate white balance. 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.
Advanced Face Detection System
Canon's Face Detection system automatically detects up to 35 faces within a frame before adjusting focus, exposure, flash and white balance to ensure optimal results. It is also able to determine which faces are intended to be the subject, instantly reverting to the 9-point AiAF system if no face is the primary subject. The Face Select & Track feature allows the user to select a particular face to be the main subject of a photograph and track it, while Face Self-Timer allows easy group shots by automatically triggering the shutter shortly after a new face has entered the frame.
High ISO Sensitivity
The PowerShot SD990 IS features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce Image Blur effects caused by camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.
Intelligent Contrast Correction
The impressive DIGIC 4 processor makes possible the i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, which controls exposure compensation levels to brighten dark areas while maintaining light areas of the image, for more natural transition. The PowerShot SD990 IS can even apply i-Contrast in playback mode to adjust images that were shot without the setting activated.
Photographic Flexibility
The PowerShot SD990 IS offers photographers a range of shooting modes, including Special Scene modes such as Aquarium - which turns off the flash, raises the ISO and adjusts the white balance to return quality images when shooting aquatic life through glass tanks. Users can expand their creativity further with My Colors, which allows artistic photo effects to be applied in-camera both during and after shooting, and a manual mode that allows control of shutter speed and aperture for more creative shooting control.
Record High Quality Videos
The camera can capture video clips in VGA quality (640 x 480 at 30fps) and QVGA (320 x240 @ 30fps) recording with sound, and Canon's unique Intelligent Orientation Sensor automatically rotates vertically shot movies for playback on camera, PC or TV via the integrated AV Out connection. The Camera records clips using the MPEG-4 H.264 standard that provides an increased compression ratio allowing users to record longer clips without having to sacrifice the quality of their movies.
High-resolution 2.5" LCD Display
The bright 2.5" PureColor LCD II screen features a wide viewing angle and an anti-reflective coating for comfortable image framing and viewing, with a screen resolution of 230,000 pixels, and users can select the Image Inspection Tool to display a magnified section next to each captured shot straight after shooting. For accurate framing without the LCD, the camera retains a real-image optical viewfinder - useful in difficult lighting situations or when battery power is running low.
Image Management Features
Image management is made easier by My Category, an addition that automatically assigns each photo with a category - People, Scenery or Event - depending on the shooting mode used and whether Face Detection was activated. These customizable categories are also recognized by Canon's ZoomBrowser EX software, which is included for easy PC-based image management.
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).
Beautiful Design
The PowerShot SD990 Digital ELPH imparts a sense of style and comfort with a curved design that perfectly nestles in the palm of your hand - making it a stunning aesthetic achievement.
Camera Type Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Resolution Effective: 15MP, Recorded: 14.7MP
Sensor 1/1.7" CCD
Bit Depth 24 bit
File Formats JPEG, QuickTime, WAVE
File Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
Color Spaces Not Specified By Manufacturer
Image Stabilization Optical
Crop Factor N/A
Lens 7.7-28.5mm f/2.8-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 36-133mm)
Zoom Optical: 3.7x, Digital: 4x
Lens Mount N/A
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Range Normal: 19.2" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 2.0" (5cm) - 19.2" (50cm) wide
Digital Macro: 2.0" (5cm) - 19.2" (50cm) wide only
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity ISO 80-1600
Shutter Speeds 1/60-1/1600 sec. (15-1/1600 sec. in Manual)
Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted, and Spot
Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Manual, Quick, Special Scene
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, and Custom
Mirror Lock-Up N/A
Burst Capability 1.3fps Continuous Shooting
Self Timer 2 seconds, 10 seconds, Face Self-Timer, Custom
Interval Recording No
Remote Control No
Built-in Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range 1.6' (0.5 m) - 15' (4.6 m)
External Flash Connection No
Dedicated Flash System N/A
Max Sync Speed Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Memory No
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC, MMC/MMC Plus/HC MMC Plus
Still Images per GB JPEG: High Res:153 - Low Res:7684
A/V Recording
Video Recording Video with Audio, NTSC & PAL Output
Video Resolution 640x480 @ 30fps - 320x240 @ 30fps
Video Clip Length Maximum clip length: 1hr or 4GB
Audio Recording WAVE format
voice memo with image: 60sec.
voice memo: approximately 12.5hrs per 1GB
Viewfinder Type Real-image zoom viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display 2.5" LCD
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack), A/V Out
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 1024x768 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 1024x768 pixels and 32,000 colors or better, CD-ROM Drive for Software Install
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Humidity: 10-90%
Weatherproofing Not Specified By Manufacturer
Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
Battery Type NB-5L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power Adapter ACK-DC30 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Dimensions 2.5 x 3.8 x 1.1" (63 x 97 x 28mm)
Weight 5.7 oz (160g) camera body only
Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera (Silver)
  • 32MB Secure Digital (SD) Card
  • NB-5L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7v, 1120mAh)
  • CB-2LX Charger for Canon NB-5L Lithium Battery Pack
  • IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
  • AVC-DC400 Video Interface Cable
  • Wrist Strap WS-700
  • Digital Camera Solution Software CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty
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    Batteries & Power

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    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 - PSC-55 Case
    • Reg. Price: $15.95
    • Instant Savings: -$11.00
    • You Pay: $4.95
    • Limited supply at this price

    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: $13.95

    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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