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Video: A ‘Retro Evaluation’ of the 20-year-old Canon Pro90 IS, Canon’s first digital digital camera with optical picture stabilization: Digital Images Evaluation

Gordon Laing, Editor of Camera Labs, is again once more with one other episode of ‘Retro Evaluation.’ On this video, he places the Canon Pro90 to the check to see how effectively it holds up 20 years after it was launched.

On the time of its launch, the Canon Pro90 IS was Canon’s flagship PowerShot digital camera. It retailed for $1,300, used a 3.3MP sensor and had a design much like its Pro70 predecessor, however featured a 10x zoom lens in comparison with the two.5x zoom lens on the Pro70. It was additionally Canon’s first digital camera with optical picture stabilization.

As spectacular because the optics had been although, the digital camera had an fascinating design quirk—the picture circle of the lens didn’t totally cowl the 1/1.8″ sensor, so the ensuing pictures had been digitally cropped down to simply 2.6MP. Extremely, the digital camera featured a Uncooked seize mode although, along with JPEG assist (with numerous compression ratios) in addition to QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) video recording.

To seek out out extra, set a while apart to look at the whole 12 minute video. To see extra Retro Evaluation content material and different fascinating insights on classic tech, head over and subscribe to Laing’s Dino Bytes YouTube Channel.

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