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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.
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).
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.
In the Box
Canon PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera (Silver)
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