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PowerShot G2

PowerShot G Series

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Power Shot G2 Kit Content PowerShot G2 Body Neck Strap Video Cable AVC-DC100 Interface Cable IFC-200PCU Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM Adobe Photoshop LE CD-ROM Lithium Battery Pack BP-511 Compact Power Adapter CA-560 CompactFlash Card FC-32M Wireless Controller WL-DC100 Lens Cap Case for CompactFlash Card (Not Shown) User's Manual (Not Shown) Battery Pack Case (Not Shown)


Type of Camera


Compact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 3x Optical Zoom Lens. Lens and Flash accessories available.

Image Capture Device


1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 4.1 million

Effective Pixels

Approx. 4 million


Focal Length

7-21mm (35mm film equivalent: 34 - 102mm)

Digital Zoom

3.6x (Maximum 11x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom.)

Focusing Range

Normal 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 System

TTL autofocus (Continuous or Single), AF lock and Manual focus are available.


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

1.8-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

113,578 dots (521 (H) x 218 (V))

LCD Coverage

Approx. 97%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.0 - f/8.0 (wide-angle), f/2.5 - f/8.0 (telephoto)

Shutter Speed

15 - 1/1,000 sec.
Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction.

Exposure Control


Auto, 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 Method

Evaluation metering, Center-weighted average metering or Spot metering.

Exposure Control Method

Program 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 Control

TTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set White Balance (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent , Fluorescent H or Flash) or Custom White Balance


Built-in Flash

Operation modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON, flash ON or OFF

Flash Range

WIDE: 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 Time

Approx. 10 sec. or shorter.

Terminals for External Flash

Sync-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 Modes

Creative zone: Program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual Image zone: Pan-focus, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Photo Effect (Black & White, Sepia, Neutral Color, Vivid Color), Stitch Assist and Movie

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 10 seconds countdown.

Wireless Control

Shooting 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 Shooting

High Speed: Approx. 2.5 images/sec., Normal: Approx. 1.5 images/sec.(at Large/Fine mode and LCD viewfinder is OFF)

Image Storage

Storage Media

CompactFlash (CF) card (Type I or Type II)

File Format

Design rule for Camera File system (DCF*1)

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format

Still image: JPEG or CCD-RAW
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG, Audio data: WAVE [monaural])

JPEG Compression Mode

Super Fine, Fine or Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

Still 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

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

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 File

Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2.5x or 5x on built-in LCD monitor) or Slide Show

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Single Image, All Images


Computer Interface

Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Video Out

Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)


CF 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 Source

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)

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 400 images (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)

Playback Time

Approx. 300 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*3 with full-charged battery)

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32-104°F (0-40°C)

Operating Humidity


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)


Approx. 14.8 oz./425g (camera body only)

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

Hardware: 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 Requirements

Hardware: 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 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 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.

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