Pros: Compact size, Large, 10-megapixel (3648 x 2736 pixels) image, Sharp lens, Good image quality up to ISO 400, Large LCD screen, Compact, pocket-sized body, Video with zoom capability, Long battery life, Compact size, Large, 10-megapixel (3648 x 2736 pixels) image, Sharp lens, Good image quality up to ISO 400, Large LCD screen, Compact, pocket-sized body, Video with zoom capability, Long battery life
Cons: Horrible Control Dial, Poor image quality at high ISO, No optical viewfinder, Horrible Control Dial, Poor image quality at high ISO, No optical viewfinder
Conclusion: Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS digital compact camera When Canon announced the introduction of a number of new IXUS models, it did not make my photographic heart miss a beat. To be honest, I have had so many IXUS cameras in my hands that I've lost count. However; the design department of Canon was able to surprise me again with their ingenuity to make an IXUS model stand out from the crowd every single time.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD790 IS is a 10 megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom, image stabilization, and a 3-inch LCD. At first glance, not much in the specifications to distinguish it from the pack.
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
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital ELPH ($349) is an ultra-compact
camera features a 10 Megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom lens, image stabilization,
and a large 3-inch LCD display. It's the follow-up to the PowerShot SD750,
which was introduced in February of 2007. The biggest changes on the SD790
are the higher resolution CCD, and the addition of optical image stabilization.
Pros: Very good photo quality (in good light), Stylish, compact, and sturdy metal body, Optical image stabilization, Generally snappy performance, Large 3-inch LCD display with very good outdoor / low light visibility, Redeye not a problem thanks to automatic removal tool, Well implemented face detection feature, Movie mode supports VGA quality clips as long as one hour, Above average battery life, Support for underwater case, USB 2.0 High Speed support
Cons: Some corner blurriness, vignetting, and purple fringing, Images are on the noisy side in low light, Zoom setting not shown on LCD, Slow-charging flash, No optical viewfinder, More manual controls would be nice, Can't swap memory cards while using a tripod
Excerpt: Yesterday, Zara tried her hand at the pink Canon 80IS. Today, she takes a step away from the pink, with the slightly higher spec'd IXUS 90 IS. It's chiselled, it's crafted, it's here to steal your daughters.
Summary: The 10-megapixel PowerShot SD790 IS is one of several Digital ELPH models from Canon for 2008. It offers users powerful high-end features in a compact design. The camera's 3x zoom has a focusing range from a wide-angle equivalent of 35mm to a maximum telephoto equivalent of 105mm and features Canon's legendary Optical Image Stabilization technology.