The Canon IXUS Z90 is a compact APS camera, introduced by Canon in July 1996. Compared to the other IXUS cameras, it is large and heavy. It has a circular lens cover, which hinges up to open, and houses the main flashgun and a smaller flashgun for red eye reduction. The back has an LCD panel for settings display, a covered section for the date and title setting buttons, a "best shot selector" dial, along with the zoom control, viewfinder and mid-roll film rewind button.
The IXUS name was used in Europe; in America, it was called the ELPH 490Z, and in Japan, IXY G.
Power comes from two CR2 3v batteries.