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Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS

An impressive update to the PowerShot "Pro" line, with a 10x optically stabilized zoom lens and 2.6 megapixel CCD!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 2/6/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS


Model Name:

Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS 
Model Number: Pro90 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1099.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available:  
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: IR 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Win95 or NT4 +, Mac OS 
Weight: 24.0 oz (680 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.0 x 3.3 x 5.5 in.
(127 x 84 x 139 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1856x1392, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 2.58
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: CMYG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 370 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Continuous TTL autofocus 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
4.1 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area: 112 x 84 mm
4.4 x 3.3 in
Min Aperture: f/2.8
Max Aperture: f/8.0
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 - f/8 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 58 mm
Lens Thread Type: Lens Threads 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Eye level LCD 
Optical VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution:  
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 5.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Hold 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction auto, Red-eye reduction On, On or Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.2
Flash Range Description: 70 cm - 4.2 m (2.3 ft. - 13.8 ft.) wide, 1 m - 3.4 m (3.3 ft. - 11.2 ft.) tele at ISO100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Accessory shoe with sync terminals, intelligent with Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX and 550EX 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: IBM Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: CCD-RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (QuickTime MotionJPEG) 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In, AV Out 
Included Software: Canon Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, Adobe Photoshop LE CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 5.770 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.000 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.000 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 4.190 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 2.870 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.950 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.550 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.100 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 4.000 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.800 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 6
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.350
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 30.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 442.00
Battery Form Factor: BP-511 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium 
Batteries Included: BP-511 Lithium
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Bundled with Lens Cap, Neck Strap, Compact Power Adapter CA-560, AC Cable (for CA-560), Battery Pack BP-511, Terminal Cover (for Battery Pack BP-511), CompactFlashTM Card FC-16M, Case for CompactFlash Card, Wireless Controller WL-DC100, Lithium Battery CR2025 (for Wireless Controller WL-DC100), Canon Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM Adobe Photoshop(R) LE CD-ROM, USB Interface Cable IFC-200PCU, AV Cable AVC-DC100, Camera User Guide, Software Starter Guide and System Map. Image sensor is 3.34 megapixel but masking due to lens/chassis/sensor combination limits effective sensor resolution to 2.58 megapixel. Lens has image stabilisation. Lens iris is used as mechanical shutter, meaning 1/1000 second shutter speed can only be used at F4 to F8. Auto ISO selects from either ISO 50 or ISO 100. Flash exposure compensation (+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV steps) is possible. 'Creativity' modes are Pan-focus, Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Black & white, Stitch Assist and Movie. Serial connectivity requires optional serial cable. DCF and DPOF compliant. Can record audio (monaural) as a wave file. AC adapter and car battery adapter available as options. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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