Canon PowerShot SD790 IS (Digital IXUS 90 IS)

Announced Mar 13, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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Announced Mar 13, 2008

With its chiselled, slightly understated design, the SD790 IS / Ixus 90 is probably the best looking camera in Canon's current Elph lineup, and with its responsive operation and surprisingly good results it does exactly what a pocket camera should do; take great pictures with the minimum of fuss. It lacks any real standout features; from the 35-105mm zoom range to the boxy styling this is Canon playing it safe, resulting in a camera that sits firmly in the 'solid and reliable' camp. That's not a bad thing, and for those of us who place image quality far higher on our list of priorities the SD 790 IS doesn't disappoint.

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Quick specs
Body type Ultracompact
Max resolution 3648 x 2736
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, High Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Focal length (equiv.) 35–105 mm
Optical zoom 3×
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 15 sec
Max shutter speed 1/1600 sec
Storage types SD/SDHC/MMC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 195 g (0.43 lb / 6.88 oz)
Dimensions 92 x 57 x 21 mm (3.62 x 2.24 x 0.83)
GPS None

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