Canon PowerShot SD790 IS (Digital IXUS 90 IS) Overview

Announced Mar 13, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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Reviewed Dec 5, 2008
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Product description
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.

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
Max aperture F2.8–4.9
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,000
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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