Canon G11 Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot G11 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: G11
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price: $577.00
Date Available: 2009-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 14.1 oz (400 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 3.0 x 1.9 in.
(112 x 76 x 48 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.0
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.08 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, Other),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), CR2
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Canon Zoom Lens, 11 elements in 9 groups, 1 aspherical element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.5 (T) - f/8.0
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; up to 12800 in 2.5-mp Low Light mode
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist., Special Scene, Low Light
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft.-23 ft./50 cm-7 m (W), 1.6-13 ft./50cm-4.0m (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: CR2
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 2.800
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.290
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.100
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.540
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.470
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.750
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.810
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.072
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.560
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.500
Shutdown Time: 1.500
Play -> Record Time: 1.700
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 2.500
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 6,393.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-7L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-7L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 390
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Articulating LCD, Optical Image Stabilization, RAW Mode, HDMI Out, Face, Blink, Motion Detection, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Low Light Mode.

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