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The ELPH with the most megapixels: The new PowerShot SD990 IS

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS announcement


The Canon PowerShot SD990 IS replaces the SD950 IS, which we thought pushed limits with its 12 megapixels. Canon obviously thought different, opting to drive the PowerShot SD990 IS Digital ELPH up to 14.7 megapixels. That's a lot of resolution for a camera that's still small enough to fit in a shirt pocket.

Along with a sporty new design, the SD990 IS uses Canon's latest image processor, DIGIC 4. The processor is apparently what we can thank for Servo AF, "a form of continuous focus tracking for moving subjects," as well as Intelligent Contrast Correction and enhanced face detection features.

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Other specs include a 3.7x, 36-133mm-equivalent lens, optical image stabilization, and a 2.5-inch LCD.

Look for it in October for $399. It'll be available in black, silver, and a special-edition red version commemorating the manufacture of the 100 millionth PowerShot camera.