PowerShot G5

PowerShot G Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 8398A001


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/ 4x Digital/ 16x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type1/1.8 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 5.0 million
Focal Length7.2-28.8mm, f/2.0-3.0 zoom Lens(35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom4.0x (Maximum 16x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom)
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 20 in. - infinity/50cm - infinityMacro AF: 2 - 20 in./5 - 50cm (WIDE), 6 - 20 in./15 - 50cm (TELE)
Autofocus System1-point AF (Center Point or FlexiZone AF is available according to shooting mode)
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor1.8 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApprox. 118,000 pixels [521 (H) x 218 (V)]
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.0-8.0 (W), f/3.0-8.0 (T)
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/ Center-weighted average/ Spot
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual
AE LockAvailable
ND FilterBuilt-in
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom (2 positions)
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/ Off
Flash RangeWIDE: 2.3-16.4 ft. (70cm-5.0m)TELE: 2.3-13 ft. (70cm-4.0m)(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 550EX, 420EX, 220EX, 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 ModesAuto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom 1, Custom 2), Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie)
Photo EffectsVivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White
Self TimerOperates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless ControlAvailable (playback is available too)
Continuous ShootingHigh-Speed: Approx. 2.0 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
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression ModeSuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording PixelsStill image: Large: 2,592 x 1,944, Medium 1: 1,600 x 1,200, Medium 2: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480
Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
Large / SuperFine2,5032,592 x 1,944112499138409
Large / Fine1,3952,592 x 1,9442146177247728
Large / Normal6952,592 x 1,94443883554951,426
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,2003061246343993
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,200541094406141,726
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,2001082178681,2133,280
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 768531074315971,726
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 768941897621,0652,982
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 7681743491,3901,8984,687
Small / SuperFine249640 x 4801202419621,3233,645
Small / Fine150640 x 4801963931,5652,1835,468
Small / Normal84640 x 4803376762,7203,6408,202
RAW3,7802,592 x 1,9447155172219


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 24091 sec.183 sec.735 sec.1,015 sec.2,733 sec.
Movie / Low160 x 120242 sec.486 sec.1,954 sec.2,729 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. 2.0x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesSingle Image, All Images
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video OutAudio/Video Output (Video:NTSC or PAL selectable monaural audio)
OtherCF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printer and select BJ 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)4. Coin-type secondary Lithium battery (CR-2025) Approx. 450 images (under Canon's standard conditions*1with full-charged battery) Approx. 360 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*2 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)4. Coin-type secondary Lithium battery (CR-2025)
Shooting CapacityApprox. 450 images (under Canon's standard conditions*1with full-charged battery)
Playback TimeApprox. 360 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104°F (0-40°C)
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.76 x 2.91 x 2.75 in./121.0 x 73.9 x 69.9mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 14.5 oz./410g (camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsComputer Model: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, eMac, iMac or iBook. CD-ROM drive required for installing software.
OS: OS 9.0-9.2 or OSX 10.1-10.2
CPU: PowerPC
Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).
PC RequirementsComputer Model: IBM PC/AT compatible. CD-ROM drive required for installing software.
OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/ME/2000/XP
CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ME/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP)
Interface: USB (Windows 98/ME/2000/XP pre-install model only)
Canon's standard conditions of measuring shooting capacity are as follows: Normal temperature (23 °C). LCD viewfinder is ON. Shoot images at wide angle end and at telephoto end alternately with 20 second intervals. Use flash every 4th shot. Turn camera off and on every 8th shot.
Canon's standard conditions of measuring playback time are as follows: Normal temperature (23 °C). Repeat playback automatically at a speed of 1 image per 5 seconds.