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Canon Powershot G6

By: Dave Etchells

The next generation of Canon's popular "G" model updates the line with a larger, 7.1-megapixel CCD and a redesigned camera body.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 09/28/2004


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon PowerShot G6


General

Model Name:

Canon PowerShot G6 
Model Number: G6 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $699.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2004-09-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Infra-red 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 13.4 oz (380 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.1 x 2.9 x 2.9 in.
(105 x 73 x 73 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.10
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 4
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4.1x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL AF (Continuous / Single) 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 54 x 40 mm
2.1 x 1.6 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.0
Aperture Range Description: f/2.0 (wide) / f/3.0 (tele) - f/8 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Bayonet Mount 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-Image Optical Zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 80%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 9
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted averaging, Spot (Center or AF Point) 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 or 10
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto with Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Red-Eye Reduction, Forced Flash (fill flash), Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: 70 cm - 5.0 m (2.3 - 16.5 ft.) (W), 70 cm - 4.0 m (2.3 - 13.1 ft.) (T) at ISO 100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Sync-terminals at accessory shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW (with variable JPEG includ 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG / Mono WAV) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ArcSoft VideoImpression 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 3.920 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.750 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.220 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 1.300 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 1.100 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.730 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.780 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.470 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.077 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 2.440 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.930 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.870 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 11
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.560
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 30.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 180.00
Download speed, KB/second: 570.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 / BP-514 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-511A Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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