PowerShot G1

PowerShot G Series
Item Code: 5733A001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 3x Optical Zoom Lens.Lens and Flash accessories available.
Image Capture Device
Type1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 3.34 million
Effective PixelsApprox. 3.24 million
Lens
Focal Length7(wide-angle) - 21(telephoto) mm (35mm film equivalent: 34 - 102mm)
Digital ZoomMax 12x (when combined with optical zoom)
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 70cm (2.3 ft.) - infinity
Macro AF: 6cm (0.2 ft.) (wide-angle) / 20cm (0.7 ft.) (telephoto) - 70cm (2.3 ft.)
Manual focus: 6cm (0.2 ft.) (wide-angle) / 20cm (0.7 ft.) (telephoto) - infinity
Autofocus SystemTTL autofocus (Continuous or Single); AF lock and Manual focus are available.
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor1.8-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels113.578 dot (521 x 218)
LCD Coverage97%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.0 (wide-angle) - f/2.5 (telephoto)
Shutter Speed8 -1/1,000 sec.
8 sec. shutter is available in Shutter Priority mode or Manual mode.
High speed shutter from 1/500 to 1/1,000 sec. are available only at F8 setting.
Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto, ISO 50, 100, 200 and 400 equivalent (At Auto setting, camera automatically adjusts sensitivity in the range of from ISO 50 to 100 equivalent).
Light Metering MethodCenter-weighted average metering or Spot metering
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual exposure control
AE lock is available.
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV (at every 1/3-stop)Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is available.
White Balance
White Balance ControlTTL auto white balance, pre-set white balance (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Flash) or Custom white balance
Flash
Built-in FlashOperation modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction auto, Red-eye reduction ON, ON or OFF
Flash Range0.7m (2.3 ft.) - 4.5m (14.76 ft.) (W) / 0.7m (2.3 ft.) - 3.6m (11.8 ft.) (T) (When sensitivity is set to ISO100 equivalent)
Recycling TimeApprox. 5 sec.
Terminals for External FlashSync-terminals at accessory shoe
Use of following external flashes are recommended: Canon Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX and 550EX
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV (at every 1/3-stop)
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Creative zone: Program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual, Image zone: Pan-focus, Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Black & White, Stitch assist and Movie
Self TimerOperates with approx. 10 seconds countdown.
Wireless ControlShooting and playback are available (Wireless controller is included in the camera kit).When shooting, image is captured 2 seconds after shutter release operation.
Continuous ShootingApprox. 1.7 image/sec.(at Large/Fine mode and LCD viewfinder is OFF)
Image Storage
Storage MediaCompactFlash (CF) card (Type I or Type II)
File FormatDesign rule for Camera File system (DCF*1)
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Image Recording FormatStill image: JPEG or CCD-RAW
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG, Audio data: WAVE [monaural]
JPEG Compression ModeSuper Fine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording PixelsStill image: Large: 2,048 x 1,536, Middle: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480
Movie: 320 x 240, at speed of 15 frames/sec., up to approx. 30 sec./shot
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu Selection
File Size
Resolution
(pixels)
8MB
16MB
30MB
48MB
340 MB
IBM Microdrive
Large/Super-fine
1722 KB
2048 x 1536
3
8
17
26
200
Large/Fine
943 KB
2048 x 1536
7
15
32
48
366
Large/Normal
468 KB
2048 x 1536
15
32
65
98
727
Medium/Super-fine
591 KB
1024 x 768
12
25
51
77
581
Medium/Fine
329 KB
1024 x 768
22
45
92
138
1,015
Medium/Normal
174 KB
1024 x 768
41
84
171
257
1,898
Small/Super-fine
273 KB
640 x 480
26
54
110
166
1,212
Small/Fine
156 KB
640 x 480
46
94
190
286
2,079
Small/Normal
88 KB
640 x 480
79
161
325
489
3,639
RAW
2469 KB
2048 x 1536
2
5
11
18
140
These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.
Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
 Resolution(pixels)8MB16MB30MB48MB340MB
IBM Microdrive
  Seconds of video with sound
Movie320 x 24030621251891,408

Individual movie clips are limited to a maximum of 30 seconds each. Above-written figures are measured under Canon's standard conditions and may vary depending on the scene, subjects or camera settings.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Multi (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2.5x or 5x on built-in LCD monitor) or Slide show
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesSingle Image, All Images
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB), RS-232C/RS-422
Video OutAudio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
OtherCF card slot (complied with CF Type II standard).
Power Supply 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511) (included in the camera kit)
2. AC adapter (type: CA-560) (included in the camera kit)
3. Car battery adapter (type: CR-560) (optional) Approx. 260 images (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery) Approx. 160 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*3 with full-charged battery)
Power Source1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511) (included in the camera kit)
2. AC adapter (type: CA-560) (included in the camera kit)
3. Car battery adapter (type: CR-560) (optional)
Shooting CapacityApprox. 260 images (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)
Playback TimeApprox. 160 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*3 with full-charged battery)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104°F (0-40°C)
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.7 x 3.0 x 2.5 in. (119.7 x 76.8 x 63.8 mm) (excluding protruding parts)
WeightApprox. 14.8 oz. (camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsHardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBook
OS: Mac OS 8.1 through 9.0.4, Quicktime 3.0 or higher(QuickTime 4.1 is in the CD-ROM "DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk" included with the PowerShot G1 standard kit) (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement.)
CPU: Power PC
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface (Power Macintosh NEW G3/G4, PowerBook G3, iMac, iBook). iMac computers running OS 8.1 require installation of "iMac Update 1.0" and "iMac Firmware Update 1.0" or higher. RS-422 Serial: Requires compatible Power Macintosh with built-in printer port or modem port.
RAM: 20MB or more of application memory
PC RequirementsHardware: IBM PC/AT compatible
OS: Windows 95/98 (including the Second Edition), Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 3 or higher required), Windows 2000, Windows ME (Please see our Windows XP Compatibility Statement.)
CPU: Pentium 133 MHz or better
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to pre-installed Windows 98, Windows 2000 and pre-installed or upgraded Windows ME systems. RS-232C: Serial or COM port.
RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 95/98), 64MB or more (Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000/Windows ME)
*1 "DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
*2 Canon's standard conditions of measuring shooting capacity are as follows: Normal temperature (73 degrees Fahrenheit). LCD viewfinder is ON. Shoot images at wide angle end and at telephoto end alternately with 20 seconds intervals. Use flash at every 4-time shootings. Turn camera off and on at every 8-time shootings.
*3 Canon's standard conditions of measuring playback time are as follows: Normal temperature (73 degrees Fahrenheit). Repeat playback automatically at a speed of 1 image per 5 seconds.