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Canon Powershot SD890 / DIGITAL IXUS 970 digital camera
Powershot SD890
3648 x 2736
5x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
NB-5L Li-ion
Canon Powershot SD890 review summary
camera date Apr 08  
pixels / class 10.3M  compact digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  5 reviews
image quality above average image quality rating  
ease of use above average usability rating  
camera body very good camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls above average photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Canon Powershot SD890 specifications
lens / zoom  37mm - 185mm (5x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto / 50cm / 2cm
metering mode  evaluative, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F3.2 - F5.7
white balance  auto, 5 presets, custom
shutter  auto / 15s - 1/1600s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 3 modes / 0.3m - 3.5m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
image size  3648x2736 / 3648x2048 / 2816x2112 / 2272x1704 / 1600x1200 / 640x480
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  superfine, fine, normal
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s, 10s
video options  avi, with sound -  640x480, 320x240 (30fps); 160x120 (15fps)
audio options  wav mono
connectivity  USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed); A/V (NTSC/PAL)
storage  SD, SDHC, (HC) MMC (plus)
extra features  face detection
optical image stabilization
PictBridge compatible
histogram display
Canon Powershot SD890 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
12Aug08 Canon PowerShot SD890 IS review at DCResource
03Jun08 Canon SD890 IS review at Steves-digicams
27May08 Canon SD890 IS review at Imaging-resource
14May08 Canon IXUS 970 IS review at Quesabesde (es)
15Apr08 Canon IXUS 970 IS review at TrustedReviews
News, guides, hints & tips
13Mar08 Canon SD890 IS / IXUS 970 IS press summary
Forum discussions Canon Talk Forum  Canon Forum Canon Forum
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Canon Powershot SD890 / DIGITAL IXUS 970 announcement clippings

From the moment it appears in a user's hand, it is clear that the PowerShot SD890 IS / DIGITAL IXUS 970 IS camera is like none that have come before. From the body's clean lines and smooth, matte silver finish to the topside metallic robe that highlights and accentuates the camera's curves, this 10-megapixel camera's alluring proposition is one of beauty, versatility and ability.
This camera's multi-control dial enables the user to simply switch between shooting modes, settings and even images during playback, with easily understandable mode icons displayed on the camera's 2.5-inch PureColor II LCD display. There's even a traditional optical viewfinder for the purists who prefer it.

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