Why Buy the Canon IXUS 90 IS?
The IXUS 90 IS is one of the best quality pocket cameras on the market. You can count on very good picture quality. The build quality of the camera is also impressive. There are also a few options that are not always standard on this type of camera. These include image stabilisation, additional flash features such as red eye correction and time lapse movies. Image Quality ISO 400 and ISO 1600
The only times I would adjust the ISO rating is if I wanted to freeze motion or if lighting was poor and I was out of the range of the flash. The IXUS 90 IS works well enough up to ISO 400 when the light is o.k., but if you go beyond that level or if lighting is poor then noise becomes a big issue and reduces the overall quality of the shot. Overall
I have no major complaints about any of my test pictures. The IXUS 90 IS is above average when it comes to picture quality. Shutter Lag
Shutter lag times are 0.43 seconds for a single photo and 9.75 seconds for five. With flash on times increased to 1.18 seconds for a single shot and 16.73 seconds for five. I would like to have seen faster times for the photos with flash. Style:
The IXUS 90 IS is an attractive pocket camera. It is a fairly typical silver rectangle, but has sloping areas on the front. Dimensions:
91.6 x 56.8 x 20.9mm Weight:
Lithium ion (NB-5L). Canon supplies both a battery and charger as standard. They estimate you should be able to take up to 330 photos in between charges. Memory cards:
A 32mb SD card comes with the camera. I was able to take 10 shots before this was full. The IXUS 90 IS is also compatible with SDHC cards. Ease of use rating:
Good. If you start off by using this Canon digital camera in automatic mode you should have no problems. After that you can take some time to get to know the camera in order to get the most out of it. Points I like:
Style – build quality – picture quality – excellent LCD screen Where it could improve:
Shutter delay with flash could be faster Alternatives
The Canon IXUS 80 IS is more or less identical to the IXUS 90 IS. It has a smaller LCD screen, but comes with a viewfinder. David Tymon's verdict:
The Canon IXIS 90 IS is another high quality addition to the range of Canon pocket cameras. Although these cameras tend to be towards the top end of the price bracket they do offer than extra bit of all round quality.