PowerShot G3

PowerShot G Series
Item Code: 8120A001


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 4x 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
Focal Length7.2 - 28.8mm (35mm film equivalent: 34 - 140mm)
Digital Zoom3.6x (Maximum 14x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom.)
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 50cm (1.6 ft.) - infinity
Macro AF: 5cm (0.2 ft.) (wide-angle)/ 15cm (0.5 ft.) (telephoto) - 50cm (1.6 ft.)
Manual focus: 5cm (0.2 ft.) (wide-angle)/15cm (0.5 ft.) (telephoto) - infinity
Autofocus SystemCenter AF Point or Flexi Zone AF: user can move AF Point freely around most of picture area
AF lock and Manual focus are available.
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/3.0
Shutter Speed15 - 1/2,000 sec.
Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto/ISO 50/100/200/400 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. (read off white objector 18% gray card)
Built-in FlashOperation modes: Auto/ON/OFF, 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.
Automatic E-TTL Flash is possible with EX-Series Speedlites: Canon Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 550EX, and Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX.
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.Computer-connected Shooting Available (Using included "Remote Computer" software. Required USB connection to competible computer).
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-RAWMovie: 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 480Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
Large / SuperFine2.0022,272 x 1,704143061512
Large / Fine1,1162,272 x 1,7042754110910
Large / Normal5562,272 x 1,704541102201,726
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,2003061122993
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,200541092191,726
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,2001082174353,280
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 768531072151,726
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 768941893792,982
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 7681743497004,687
Small / SuperFine249640 x 4801202414833,645
Small / Fine150640 x 4801963947895,468
Small / Normal84640 x 4803376771,3558,202
RAW3,7802,272 x 1,70471531272
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
Movie / High320 x 24091sec.183 sec.368 sec.2,733 sec.
Movie / Low160 x 120242 sec.486sec.973 sec.6,562 sec.

Above-written figures are measured under Canon's standard conditions and may vary depending on the scene, subjects or camera settings. Total length of movie files recordable on specific CF cards; Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip.

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
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB) v1.1
Video OutAudio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
OtherCF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and BJ Direct Photo 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. /121 x 73.9 x 69.9mm (excluding protruding parts)
WeightApprox. 14.8 oz./410g (camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsHardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBook
OS: 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 compatible
OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows ME,Windows XP (Please see our Windows XP compatibility statement)
CPU: Pentium 150 MHz and over
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 or Windows XP systems.
RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 98), 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME), 128MB or more (Windows XP)
*1 "DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries 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.