At A Glance

The SD990 IS performs beautifully, but the construction feels chintzy for the price.

Manufacturer’s Description

When you're ready to experience a higher level of pace-setting technology and image brilliance, the PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH is ready for you. One glance at the sleek, sculptured profile, and you know this is a camera driven by design and features. Style without compromise is the perfect complement to the ELPH model's most advanced feature lineup - engineering leadership that opens your eyes and imagination to the real potential and boundless pleasures of photography.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 14.7 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1600 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 3191B001
UPC Code 013803100228
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot SD990 IS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

When you're ready to experience a higher level of pace-setting technology and image brilliance, the PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH is ready for you. One glance at the sleek, sculptured profile, and you know this is a camera driven by design and features. Style without compromise is the perfect complement to the ELPH model's most advanced feature lineup - engineering leadership that opens your eyes and imagination to the real potential and boundless pleasures of photography.

Product Model SD990 IS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4416 x 3312
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.7 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/2.8 to 5.8
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 1.97
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot SD990 IS Digital Camera
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX
  • SD Memory Card SDC-32MB
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400
  • Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.5"
    Width 3.8"
    Depth 1.1"
    Weight (Approximate) 5.64 oz
    Video
    Video Formats QuickTime MOV
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Very Good
    Color Superior
    Sharpness Superior
    Distortion Superior
    Performance
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 52.9
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 65.6
    Number of Shots 292.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 160.5
    Image Quality Score Superior
    Image Quality, Distortion 74.8
    Image Quality, Exposure 61.8
    Battery Life Score Good
    Image Quality, Sharpness 62.1
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Overall 62.0
    Image Quality, Color 70.1