• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 14.7 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 133.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 124.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SD990 IS
  • Samsung TL220
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General
Model Number: SD990 IS TL220
Alternate Model Number(s): IXUS 980 IS ST500
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $399.99 $300.00
Street Price:    
Date Available: 2008-10-15 2009-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 5.6 oz (160 g) 5.3 oz (149 g)
Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
(97 x 62 x 28 mm)
3.9 x 2.4 x 0.7 in.
(100 x 60 x 19 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 14.7 12.2
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.72 microns 1.53 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4416 x 3312 (14.6 MP, 4:3),
4416 x 2480 (11.0 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 2592 (9.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (Exif 2.21)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.4 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1280x720 (30)
1280x720 (15)
640x480 (30)
640x480 (15)
320x240 (60)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) H.264
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 - 133mm 27 - 124mm
Focal Length (actual): 7.7 - 28.5mm 4.9 - 22.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.69x 4.60x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T) f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
80 cm to Infinity
31.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
5 - 80 cm
2.0 - 31.5 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 5x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect with Face Detection Contrast Detection TTL
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real image optical zoom  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. 3200 requires special scene mode 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 8 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center), Face Detect AE Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot, face detection
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist Action, Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Beach, Beauty shot, Blue Sky, Children, Close up Text, Dawn, Fireworks, Frame Guide, Landscape, Macro, Macro Portrait, Macro Text, Natural Green, Natural Portrait, Night, Night Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sunset, Tripod, White
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, Slow-sync, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.6m (W), 1.6-7.9 ft./50cm-2.4m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto) n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/500  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:   MicroSD, MicroSDHC
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) H.264
Included Memory: No memory included 55.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended):   HDMI connectivity requires optional adapter.
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.00  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.4  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.50 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.60 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.085 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.7 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 8.0 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 280 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-5L Proprietary SLB-07A
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-5L Lithium Ion rechargeable  
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection, adds Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction. Rear-panel LCD is a touch-panel with gesture support - for example you can mark an X on an image to delete it, or an O to rotate it. Also has "hidden" secondary low-res 1.5", 61,000 dot LCD touch panel on front of camera which is used as a viewfinder for self portrait modes, and can also show a timer countdown, the camera's key settings, a "Smiley" prompt for the Smile Shutter feature, or an animation to attract a child's attention and have them look at the camera.