Specifications for PowerShot SD990 IS.

Article ID: ART105003 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Specifications for PowerShot SD990 IS.


PowerShot SD990 IS Specifications

All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.

SD Memory Card

Battery NB-5L

Battery Charger

Compact Power Adapter

PowerShot SD990 IS
Camera effective pixels Approx. 14.7 million
Image Sensor 1/1.7-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 15 million)
Lens 7.7 (W) - 28.5 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 36 - 133 mm), F 2.8 (W) - 5.8 (T)
Digital Zoom Maximum approx. 4.0X (Maximum approx. 15x with optical zoom)
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL Autofocus, Focus lock available

AiAF: Face Detect / 9-point AiAF / 1-point AF (Fixed to center)

Focusing Range Normal : 50 cm (1 ft.) - infinity

Macro : 5 - 50 cm (2.0 in. - 1.6 ft.) (W)

Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft) - infinity

Digital Macro: 5 - 50cm (2.0 in. - 1.6 ft.)

Kids & Pets: 1m (3.3 ft.) - infinity

Manual focus shooting: 5cm - infinity (2.0 in. - infinity) (W)/40 cm - infinity (1.3 ft. - infinity)(T)

Shutter Mechanical + electronic
Shutter Speeds 15 - 1/1600 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Image Stabilization Lens shift type Continuous/Shoot Only/Panning/Off
Light Metering Method Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average or Spot*2

*1 When AiAF is set to [Face Detect], the brightnessof the face is also evaluated

*2 Fixed to center

Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Sensitivity AUTO*1/ High ISO Auto*2, selectable ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalents.

*1 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.

*2 Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index.

White Balance TTL Auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H) or custom
Flash Auto, On, Off

Red-eye reduction On: Red-eye reduction auto/Redeye reduction On/Flash Off

Red-eye reduction Off: On/Off.

Flash Exposure Lock and Slow Synchro settings available.

Flash Range 50 cm - 4.6 m (1.6 - 15 ft.) (W), 50 cm - 2.4 m (1.6 - 7.9 ft.) (T)

(When sensitivity is set to AUTO.)

Shooting Modes

Still images)

: Auto, Program AE, Manual, Quick Shot mode, SCN*1, Movie*2

*1 Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor,

Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks,

Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Digital Macro,

Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist.

*2 Standard, Compact, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist

Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.3 images / sec.

(Large/Fine mode)

Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media SD memory card/MultiMedia Card / SDHC memory card / MultimediaCard / MMCplus card/ HC MMCplus card
File Format Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF compliant
Image Recording Format Still Images: JPEG (Exif 2.2)*1

Movies: MOV (Image data : H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM [monaural])

Compression Superfine/fine/normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still images :

Large: 4416 x 3312 pixels

Medium 1: 3456 x 2592 pixels

Medium 2: 2592 x 1944 pixels

Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels

Small: 640 x 480 pixels

Date Stamp: 1600 x 1200 pixels

Widescreen: 4416 x 2480 pixels


Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap:

640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)

320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)

Recording can continue until the memory card is full* (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB* at one time).

* Even if the clip size has not reached 4 GB, recording will stop at the moment the clip length reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data writing speed of the memory card, recording may stop before reaching 1 hour or before the recorded data volume has reached 4 GB.

Sound Memo Bit Rate: 16 bits

Sampling Rate

Sound memo, movie (Compact): 11.025 kHz

Movie (other than Compact): 44.100 kHz

Sound Recorder: 11.025 kHz/ 22.050 kHz/ 44.100 kHz

Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x

(max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), My

Category, Jump (Shot Date, My Category, Folder, Movie, By 10 images, By 100 images). In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once, Slide show, Red-Eye Correction, My Colors, Sound memos (recording/playback up to 1 min.), Movie (edit/slow motion play back possible) or Sound Recorder (up to 2 hours sound-only recording/playback possible).

Direct Print Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge compliant
Display languages 21 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
My Camera Settings (customizing) The Start-up image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods.

1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.

2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.

Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 High-Speed (mini-B) Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Communication Settings MTP,PTP
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: NB-5L)

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (optional)

Operating Temperatures 0o - 40o C (32o - 104o F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (w x h x d) 96.7 x 62.2 x 27.9 mm (3.81 x 2.45 x 1.10 in.)

(camera body only)

Approx. 160 g (5.64 oz.)

*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

SD Memory Card

Interface Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions 32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.)
Weight Approx. 2 g (0.1 oz.)

Battery Pack NB-5L

Type Rechargeable Lithium Ion Cell
Nominal Voltage 3.7 V
Typical Capacity 1120 mAh
Cycle Life Approx. 300 times
Operating Temperatures 0- 40 oC (32 - 104 oF)
Dimensions 32.0 x 44.9 x 7.9 mm (1.4 x 1.6 x 0.23 in.)
Weight Approx. 25 g (0.88 oz.)

Battery Charger CB-2LX/CB-2LXE

Rated Input

100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)

0.1 A (100 V) - 0.06 A (240 V)

Rated Output 4.3 V DC / 1.5 A
Charging Time Approx. 2 hours 5 minutes
Operating Temperatures 0o- 40oC (32o - 104oF)
Dimensions 57.5 x 81.6 x 21.0 mm (2.26 x 3.21 x 0.83 in.)

Approx. 65 g (2.29 oz.) (CB-2LX)

Approx. 59 g (2.08 oz.) (CB-2LXE) (excluding power cord)

Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10
(Included with the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30)

Rated Input 100- 240 V AC (50 / 60 Hz)
Rated Output 4.3 V DC / 1.5 A
Operating Temperatures 0o- 40oC (32o- 104oF)
Dimensions 42.6 x 104.4 x 31.4 mm (1.68 x 4.11 x 1.24 in.)
Weight Approx. 180 g (6.35 oz.)



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