PowerShot G2

PowerShot G Series
Item Code: 7099A001

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. 4.1 million
Effective PixelsApprox. 4 million
Lens
Focal Length7-21mm (35mm film equivalent: 34 - 102mm)
Digital Zoom3.6x (Maximum 11x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom.)
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 70cm (2.3ft.) - infinity
Macro AF: 6cm (0.2ft.) (wide-angle) / 20cm (0.7ft.) (telephoto) - 70cm (2.3ft.)
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 dots (521 (H) x 218 (V))
LCD CoverageApprox. 97%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.0 - f/8.0 (wide-angle), f/2.5 - f/8.0 (telephoto)
Shutter Speed15 - 1/1,000 sec.
Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto, or user-set ISO 50, 100, 200 or 400 equivalent (At Auto setting, camera automatically adjusts sensitivity in the range of ISO 50 to ISO 100 equivalent.)
Light Metering MethodEvaluation metering, Center-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 in 1/3-stop increments.
Auto Exposure Bracketing(AEB) is available.
White Balance
White Balance ControlTTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set White Balance (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent , Fluorescent H or Flash) or Custom White Balance
Flash
Built-in FlashOperation modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON, flash ON or OFF
Flash RangeWIDE: 0.7-4.5m (2.3-14.7 ft)
TELE: 0.7-3.6m (2.3-11.8 ft)(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or shorter.
Terminals for External FlashSync-terminals at accessory shoe.
Use of following external flashes is recommended: Canon Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 550EX and Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX.
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV (at every 1/3-stop)
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesCreative zone: Program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and ManualImage zone: Pan-focus, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Photo Effect (Black & White, Sepia, Neutral Color, Vivid Color), Stitch Assist and Movie
Self TimerOperates with approx. 10 seconds countdown.
Wireless ControlShooting and playback are available.
When shooting, image is captured 2 seconds after shutter release operation.Computer-connected Shooting Available (using included "Remote Computer" software. USB connection to compatible computer required).
Continuous ShootingHigh Speed: Approx. 2.5 images/sec., Normal: Approx. 1.5 images/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) Version 1.1
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: 2,272 x 1,704, Medium High: 1,600 x 1,200, Medium Low: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480
Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu Selection
File Size
(KB)
Resolution
(pixels)
8MB
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
IBM 340MB Microdrive
Large/SuperFine
2,002
2,272 x 1,704
3
7
14
30
61
172
Large / Fine
1,116
2,272 x 1,704
6
13
27
54
110
309
Large / Normal
556
2,272 x 1,704
13
26
54
110
220
614
Med High / SuperFine
1,002
1,600 x 1,200
7
14
30
61
123
343
Med High / Fine
558
1,600 x 1,200
13
26
54
109
219
614
Med High / Normal
278
1,600 x 1,200
26
52
108
217
435
1,212
Med Low / SuperFine
570
1,024 x 768
12
25
53
107
215
597
Med Low / Fine
320
1,024 x 768
23
46
94
189
379
1,064
Med Low / Normal
170
1,024 x 768
42
84
174
349
700
1,898
Small / SuperFine
249
640 x 480
29
58
120
241
483
1,323
Small / Fine
150
640 x 480
47
94
196
394
789
2,183
Small / Normal
84
640 x 480
83
165
337
677
1,355
3,639
RAW
2,862
2,272 x 1,704
1
4
10
20
42
120

These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
 Resolution
(pixels)
8MB16MB32MB64MB128MBIBM 340MB
Microdrive
Movie / High320 x 24030 sec.61 sec.124 sec.250 sec.502 sec.1,408 sec.
Movie / Low160 x 120112 sec.223 sec.457 sec.916 sec.1,834 sec.4,852 sec

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, Index (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)
Video OutAudio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
OtherCF card slot (complied with CF Type II standard). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers (no computer required).
Power Supply 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511 or BP-512).
2. AC adapter (type: CA-560)
3. Car battery adapter (type: CR-560) (option) Approx. 400 images (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery) Approx. 300 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*3 with full-charged battery)
Power Source1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511 or BP-512).
2. AC adapter (type: CA-560)
3. Car battery adapter (type: CR-560) (option)
Shooting CapacityApprox. 400 images (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)
Playback TimeApprox. 300 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)4.8 x 3.0 x 2.5 in. /120.9 x 76.6 x 63.8 mm (excluding protruding parts)
WeightApprox. 14.8 oz./425g (camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsHardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBookOS: Mac OS 8.6 through 9.1 (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).RAM: 20MB and over for application
PC RequirementsHardware: IBM PC/AT compatibleOS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows ME,Windows XP (Please see our Windows XP compatibility statement)CPU: Pentium 150 MHz and overInterface: 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.RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 98)RAM: 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME)
*1 "DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industories Association (JEITA).
*2 Canon's standard conditions of measuring shooting capacity are as follows: Normal temperature (23 Celsius degrees). 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 (23 Celsius degrees). Repeat playback automatically at a speed of 1 image per 5 seconds.