Canon Digital Ixus 90 IS Reviewed
It’s stylish, but is it a good camera?
VNUNet.com has a look at the Canon Digital Ixus 90 IS, a ten megapixel point-and-shoot with enough features to quench your photography cravings. There’s image stabilization and motion-detection on the camera, meaning that you’ll be able to handle low-light environments. Here’s what VNUNet.com had to say.
Most users will be photographing friends and family in plenty of light, though, and here the face-detection technology not only locks focus on faces and maintains it even if your subject moves, but it adjusts overall white balance to flattering effect, while automatically removing red eyes into the bargain.
You also get the ability to shoot TV-quality video clips with sound and 19 pre-optimised scene modes for common subjects, with a 32MB SD card provided in the box for image storage. With the camera lightning fast to power up, at about a second from cold, images can be composed and reviewed on the large 3in screen at the rear, and options are accessed using the flat panel controls to its right.
Though these initially resemble hieroglyphics, with use their actions become clearer, and rotating the control dial brings up more information on screen, which is a nice touch that maintains the camera’s minimalism while making it easier to use.
Pictures produced by the Ixus 90 IS are colour rich while remaining on the right side of natural, showing plenty of detail under ideal conditions.
There is some fringing – a thin strip of differently coloured pixels – noticeable between areas of high contrast but only if you’re looking particularly closely and, though we got the odd blurred shot despite the IS, the large review screen means this is obvious at the time of capture, so you can adjust and reshoot. Overall the Ixus 90 IS proves itself a solid camera in most senses of the word.