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Canon PowerShot SD900 / IXUS 900 Ti / IXY 1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 397 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD900 / IXUS 900 Ti / IXY 1000. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the flash and shutter. Comments are divided on the color.

size, usability, performance, design, portability

viewfinder, shutter, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD900 / IXUS 900 Ti / IXY 1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD900 / IXUS 900 Ti / IXY 1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot SD900 Titanium 10MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical ZoomCanon PowerShot SD900 Titanium 10MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Cyrus Farivar (

Canon PowerShot SD900 reviewed


CNET has just published one of the first reviews that we've seen of the Canon PowerShot SD900, the recently-released 10-megapixel camera that comes with a 3x zoom and a 2.5-inch screen. The site gave the SD900 a respectable 7.6 (out of 10) rating, but...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

Powershot SD900 Digital Camera


The PowerShot SD900 is among Canon's pricier Digital Elph compact cameras. For $450 (as of February 15, 2007), you get a tough, attractive titanium body equipped with a generous 10-megapixel sensor, though the camera does lack a few of the high-end...

Accurate portraits using face detection Takes very sharp photos

Lacks image stabilization High price

If you're looking for the greatest number of megapixels, the SD900 won't disappoint. Until Canon adds image stabilization and a longer zoom, this should remain one of the best compact point-and-shoots around

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon PowerShot SD900 Digital Elph


Canon's latest compact camera is good, but not outstanding.

Excellent image quality. Very good performance. Face-detection features worked well. Most high ISO settings were very clean. Excellent burst mode.

Canon needs to add more user-friendly menus. Video quality was mediocre. Not enough manual capabilities. Some flash shots were uneven. A bit pricey.

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Feb, 2007


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Canon PowerShot SD900


Announced (along with a handful of other PowerShots) just before Photokina in September 2006, the SD900 (we'll call it this throughout the review - see below for EU/Japanese names) sits at the top of Canon's successful ELPH / IXUS range and offers the...

Excellent resolution, good color, Clean, detailed results at lower ISO settings - ISO 400 usable, with fairly light-handed noise reduction, Reliable exposure system, Fast and accurate focus, Responsive operation, Excellent user interface, easy to use,...

AiAF focus a bit unpredictable - turn it off, Very little manual control, ISO 800 and 1600 of limited use, Some smearing of low contrast fine detail at anything over base ISO, Occasional purple fringing, Still no exposure information for shutter speeds...

Camera manufacturers have been producing expensive special-edition titanium-bodied SLRs for years; the combination of durability, strength and lightness (titanium has the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal) offers some real benefits for...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Canon PowerShot SD900 review


The 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD900 manages to be stylish without being inconvenient or awkward. Its sturdy metal body, an attractive matte-gray with black accents, is smooth and slightly curvy, and at 6.7 ounces and 1.1 inches thick, it's just the...

Small and comfortable; responsive performance; decent images.

Few manual controls; noticeable fringing.

A very good compact camera, the 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD900 nonetheless falls short of its faster, more full-featured, albeit lower-resolution competitors.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicam Online (

Canon Powershot SD900 Digital ELPH


The 10.0 megapixel PowerShot SD900 and the 7.1 megapixel PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPHs take the marriage of style and substance to a new level, by offering an array of user-friendly features along with faster response time and a new face detection...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot SD900 IS


Physical Views The SD900 compared to a standard CD disc. The Powershot SD900 and the 7.1-megapixel SD800 IS . Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD900 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 million Image Sensor 1/1.8-inch CCD...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Canon PowerShot SD900 Review


The SD900 offers an elegant design, takes decent pictures, and captures high-res video, but is it worth the high price tag?

Small and sturdy, Good image quality, Includes viewfinder

Prone to smudges and fingerprints, Expensive

Dec, 2006


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Canon Digital IXUS 900 Ti review


September 2006 marked the 10th anniversary of the IXUS camera, which gave Canon a good reason to celebrate. Ten years of IXUS is without question an impressive achievement in today's rapidly changing camera world. Ten years ago, Canon embarked on their...

The Canon Digital IXUS 900 Ti is the product of ten years of IXUS; which has led to a stylish design in a high-quality titanium housing. There are no doubts about the fact that the Canon IXUS 900 Ti is pure eye-candy; this camera truly is a top product...

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Canon PowerShot SD900 Digital ELPH Digital Camera - Hands-On Preview


Megapixel counters will be drawn to the 10 megapixel sensor on the Canon SD900, the most yet on a Digital ELPH. But there are other cool new features on this little ELPH worth noting besides its taut titanium skin: ISO settings as high as 3,200, Face...

Face recognition really works ; Fast start-up with virtually no shutter lag if you pre-focus ; Dependable auto white balance ; Flash power can handle normal rooms while recycling at a reasonable rate ; Helpful Scene modes ; Category assignment is a...

A little bulky compared to its competitors, Mode dial is a little wobbly, Optical viewfinder is not accurate, ISO 3,200 only available at low resolution, No manual control over aperture or shutter speed, Easily blows out highlights, Optical zoom is...

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Wind filter: No


Battery life (max):6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-5L / Rechargeable


Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Neutral, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:2
Playback zoom (max):2
Scene modes:beach, Children, dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Children, Night, Party (indoor), Portrait, Underwater
Self-timer delay:2
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten


Color of product:Silver


Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Manual / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):11.8 - 122
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 200.8
Flash working distance:30cm-5.1m (W) / 3.1m (T)


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Closest Focusing Distance:1.97
Focus adjustment:Auto
Super Macro focusing range:0.05

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:4
Filter:Primary Colour
Focal length range (f-f):0.303 - 0.909
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:cf, mmc, sd / MMC, SD
Internal memory:32

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.46 - 4.37
Audio recorder:Y
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:15 - 1/2000 / 15 – 1/2000
Compatible operating systems:-Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2\n-OS X v10.2 - 10.4 / Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2\nMac OS X v10.2 - 10.4
Data compression:Superfine, Fine, Normal
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.59 x 2.35 x 1.11
Drive modes:Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.46 - 4.37
Lens system:7/5 / f/2.8-f/4.9
Metering:Evaluative, Centre-weighted Average, Spot
Power Source:Battery / NB-5L
Power supply type:Optional
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:-ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\n-PhotoStitch\n-TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me) / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch\nTWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/1.8
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2272 x 1704,2816 x 2112,3648 x 2048,3648 x 2736

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:-USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)\n-A/V output (PAL/NTSC) / 1xUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)\n1xA/V output (PAL/NTSC)
PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:OS X v10.2 - 10.4


Motion JPEG frame rate:15
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:15


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.11 / 2.35
Height:1.11 / 2.35