Canon PowerShot SD790 / IXUS 90 IS

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The Canon PowerShot SD790 / IXUS 90 IS is an 10.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 4x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer System, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 and a 3.0-inch a TFT color LCD. The camera measures 3.61 x 2.24 x 0.82 in./91.6 x 56.8 x 20.9mm and weighs 5.47 oz./155g

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info


Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Reviews

PhotographyReview reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
“Up to ISO 400 the SD790 IS is a clear winner with less noise than the other cameras and natural color and contrast. At ISO 800, the SD790 IS starts to slip, with noise becoming obvious and images starting to lose color saturation and contrast.”
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ImagingResource reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
“The Canon SD790 IS has only one strike against it and that’s its 3x optical zoom. You might think the lack of a Manual mode would be another, but the Canon SD790 IS is designed for taking great snapshots. With its DIGIC III processor, it does just that…The Canon SD790 is an easy Dave’s Pick.”
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DCR reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
Pros: LCD is large and bright, Relatively simple and intuitive means to get to the common settings, including some custom button setup capability, Fast start-up and continuous mode, Optical image stabilization. Cons: Control layout odd, not always well thought-out, AF fussiness, Noisy digital zoom, No optical viewfinder.”
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DCRP reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
“Camera performance was generally very good. The SD790 starts up very quickly, with a delay of just 0.8 seconds. Focusing performance was good, including in low light, where focus lock takes roughly one second. I didn’t find shutter lag to be an issue.”
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CNET reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS / IXUS 90 IS and writes;
“The Canon PowerShot SD790 IS’ great photos more than make up for its mixed performance. If you don’t need a tinier profile, zoom during movie capture, an optical viewfinder or semimanual exposure controls, and the odd design doesn’t put you off, you should definitely check it out.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

InfoSync reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS / IXUS 90 IS and writes;
“The Canon SD790 IS gave a solid result in this scene test.. Overall clarity is high, and colors are nicely saturated. Overall noise is good for an ISO-200 exposure ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Cameras.uk reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS / IXUS 90 IS and writes;
“I have no major complaints about any of my test pictures. The IXUS 90 IS is above average when it comes to picture quality…It looks good, takes a good photo and has an excellent quality LCD screen. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

ePhotozine reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS / IXUS 90 IS and writes;
“The Canon IXUS 90 IS is a beautiful camera to look at and use. You can tell the quality just by touching it and it also shines through in the performance… If you’re looking for a camera that’s strong on looks and quality and you want to look trendy on your nights out, take a look at this.”
Rating: ★★★★½

GoodGearGuide reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
“Another solid compact camera from Canon, the IXUS 90IS packs in image stabilisation and good image quality. It is only let down by sometimes sluggish performance and some slightly annoying controls.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ComputerActive reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS / IXUS 90 IS and writes;
“Pictures produced by the Ixus 90 IS are colour rich while remaining on the right side of natural, showing plenty of detail under ideal conditions.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigicamReview reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
“The camera features a good video mode – it records VGA videos at 30fps with sound as AVI files, and using the optical image stabilisation videos appear very smooth and shake free.”
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PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS / IXUS 90 IS and writes;
“Noise once again appears at ISO 400 and upwards, though generally subjects are more clearly defined on the Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

LetsGoDigital reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
“IXUS 90 IS is an excellent camera with a remarkable neat and trendy design. The way the buttons are completely flush with the casing is absolutely beautiful and deserves a beauty award.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
“Our indoor shots and portraits were also excellent. When shooting in portrait mode, the face detection worked very quickly and had no problem with very young kids… The Canon PowerShot SD790 IS is a powerful and easy to use camera wrapped up in an “ultra- compact” body. ”
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PCMag reviews the Canon Powershot SD790 IS and writes;
” the SD790 IS produced stellar images. In the lab, simulated daylight shots were outstanding, with near-perfect contrast and vivid color. I noticed a little purple fringing in some shots, but nothing out of the ordinary. ”
Rating: ★★★★½


Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Samples

- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ PhotographyReview
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ DCR
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ DCRP
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ InfoSync
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ DigicamReview
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ LetsGoDigital
- Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams


Canon PowerShot SD790 IS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Press Release

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 13 March, 2008: Canon today strengthens its Digital IXUS range with the launch of two new 10 Megapixel models: the Digital IXUS 90 IS and Digital IXUS 85 IS. Both models feature Canon’s lens-shift type optical Image Stabilizer (IS)for exceptional image quality, while expressing very distinct design styles. The solid, chiselled Digital IXUS 90 IS is enhanced by a powerful shape and seamless build; while the soft minimalism of the Digital IXUS 85 IS reflects a glimmering, understated elegance.

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