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Canon IXUS 90 IS - Test Shots - Exposure Evaluation

By Riyad Emeran



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The shots below give an indication of the IXUS 90 IS' ability to produce images with accurate exposure settings. All shots were taken in full Auto mode, allowing the camera to make all the adjustments.


The image above was taken with the flash forced off. The image stabilisation does a good job of keeping everything sharp despite the longer shutter. However, the window in the background is completely over exposed as a result.

The same shot taken with the flash activated results in a far more balanced exposure. Although parts of the window are still over exposed, the security bars and blinds are now clearly visible.


This shot of my cat was taken in low light using the flash. The IXUS 90 IS has done a good job of bringing out the markings on his coat without over exposing the white radiator behind him.


Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Value 6
  • Image Quality 9

Simon Hall

January 22, 2009, 2:08 am

After having recently owned a Panasonic Lumix Fs5 and Nikon Coolpix S560 and being unhappy with both of them I decided to buy one of these little numbers based on a few good reviews. I can honestly say I love it. It produces excellent images, the build quality is beyond reproach, it also looks stunning. It also has a great range of features, such as face detection that actually works (Unlike the Nikon) and an Auto mode that is almost fool proof (unlike the Panasonic). However there is plenty of scope to be creative with this camera, you can manually select ISO and colour setting as well as manually select long exposure times. It also has a colour accent mode which allows one colour to come out in colour and everything else to be in black and white.

The only things I am not too keen on are the limited zoom range and the fact it is quite heavy. But that is the price you pay for it being all metal. There is also a small amount of corner blurring on some photo's but it is in no way worse than other compacts I have used.

I would recommend this camera to anyone after a decent quality compact. It may not be the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.

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