Canon Digital IXUS 900 Ti Review
(also known as the Canon Powershot SD900)

Review Date: February 13th 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/1.8" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.10.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC III with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length 7.7 - 23.1 mm (35mm equivalent: 37 111mm)
Zoom Optical 3x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom ) . Combined approx. 12x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 - f/4.9
Construction 7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 5cm

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF frame)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
ISO Sensitivity AUTO, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

SHUTTER

Speed 15 1/2,000 sec
(Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more available in Long Shutter Mode only)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.5" P-Si TFT, approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels

FLASH

Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30cm-5.1m (W) / 3.1m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 fps (until memory card becomes full)

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048, (Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L1)1024 x 768, 15 fps, (L2)640 x 480, 30/15fps, (M)320 x 240, 30/15fps, (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L2 and M) . Up to 3 mins (L1 and S)

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian

INTERFACE

Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC),
32MB memory card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2
Macintosh OS X v10.2 - 10.4

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 230 shots
Approx. 360 min. playback
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Leather Case DCC-70, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC7, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 40 C, 10 90% humidity
Dimensions 91.2 x 59.6 x 28.2mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 165g
 
Depending on the image size selected
Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording
Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras. This does not apply to Digital IXUS WIRELESS.
Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200
Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
 
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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