Digital Compact Cameras

Digital Camera

PowerShot S90

PowerShot S90

PowerShot S90

  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
  • Sample Image
Marketed October 2009

In a conceptual continuation of the PowerShot S80 released in October 2005, the S90 combines high performance and multi-functionality in a compact body. Like the PowerShot G11, the S90 realizes crisp, clear photos with the Dual Anti-Noise System, and also features a wide-angle 28 mm* f/2.0 large-aperture 3.8x optical zoom lens and 3.0-inch Clear Live LCD II monitor in addition to a variety of manual shooting features. A control ring located on the lens barrel can be rotated to quickly adjust a variety of settings, including ISO speed, aperture, and white balance.

* 35mm film equivalent

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 10 million
Image Sensor 1/1.7-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels:
Approx. 10.4 million)
Lens 6.0 (W) – 22.5 (T) mm
35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) – 105 (T) mm
f/2.0 (W) – f/4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 15x in combination with
the optical zoom)
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch type TFT LCD color monitor
Approx. 461,000 dots, Picture coverage 100%
AF Frame Mode Face AiAF/Center
Servo AF On/Off
Focusing Range (from end of lens) Auto, Low Light, Manual Focus: 5 cm (2.0 in.) – infinity
(W)/30 cm (12 in.) – infinity (T)
Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.) – infinity
Macro: 5 – 50 cm (2.0 in. – 1.6 ft.) (W)
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 1 – 1/1600 sec.
15 – 1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Image Stabilization Lens-shift type
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot
Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index) Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off

* Flash exposure compensation/Flash output/Shutter Sync./Red-eye reduction/Red-eye correction/FE lock/Safety FE settings available

Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 6.5 m (1.6 – 21 ft.) (W)/
50 cm – 2.5 m (1.6 – 8.2 ft.) (T)
Shooting Modes Shooting Mode: C, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Low Light, SCN, Movie
SCN Mode: Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Night Scene, Fireworks, Beach, Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, Color Accent, Color Swap, Nostalgic, Stitch Assist
Continuous Shooting Continuous: Approx. 0.9 images/sec. (Auto),
Approx. 2.1 images/sec. (Low Light)
Continuous Shooting AF: Approx. 0.6 images/sec.
Continuous Shooting LV: Approx. 0.6 images/sec.
Self-timer Custom Timer, Face Self-Timer
i-Contrast Auto/Off
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus memory card, HC MMCplus memory card
File Format Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF
Data Type Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)/ RAW (CR2)*
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear
PCM (Mono))

* Use Digital Photo Professional for processing.

Compression Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels
(Still images)
(Still images)
Large: 3648 x 2736 pixels
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112 pixels
Medium 2: 2272 x 1704 pixels
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Widescreen: 3648 x 2048 pixels
RAW: 3648 x 2736 pixels
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Number of Possible Shots Approx. 220 images
(Based on CIPA standardized measurement)
Playback Function Single Image, Movie, Magnified Focus, Index, Magnified, Filtered Playback, Slideshow, Scroll Display
Editing Function Erase, Protect, My Category, Resize, My Colors, i-Contrast, Trimming, Rotate, Red-Eye Correction
Direct Print Type PictBridge capable
Interface Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector with unified type
of digital, audio and video*)
HDMI (HDMI mini connector)

* mini-B compatible

Video/Audio output (NTSC and PAL capable, mono audio)

Communication Settings MTP, PTP
Power Battery Pack NB-6L
(rechargeable lithium-ion battery)
AC adapter kit ACK-DC40
Operating Temperatures 0–40°C (32–104°F)
Operating Humidity 10–90%
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) 100.0 x 58.4 x 30.9 mm (3.94 x 2.30 x 1.22 in.)
Weight (camera body only) Approx. 175 g (6.17 oz.)
Sample Images1
Click on a thumbnail image to display a full-sized,
software-retouched image saved in JPEG format.