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Canon PowerShot G2

Canon updates their very popular G1 with a 4 megapixel CCD and improved color management.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 08/16/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon PowerShot G2


Model Name:

Canon PowerShot G2 
Model Number: G2 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $799.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2001-09-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Infra-red 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 18.1 oz (512 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.8 x 3.0 x 2.5 in.
(121 x 77 x 64 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.87
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGB 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 4
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 34 - 102 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 3.6x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Single/Continuous TTL AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 70 cm to Infinity
28.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 6 - 70 cm
2.4 - 28.6 in
Min Macro Area: 70 x 52 mm
2.8 x 2.1 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.0
Aperture Range Description: f/2.0 (wide) / 2.5 (tele) - f/8.0 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 58 mm
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy: 86%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution:  
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 6.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom (Hold) 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
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: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Red-eye reduction auto, auto, Red-eye reduction on, on, off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.5
Flash Range Description: 70 cm - 4.5 m (2.3 ft. - 14.8 ft.) wide, 70 cm - 3.6 m (2.3 ft. - 11.8 ft.) tele at ISO100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hotshoe (Speedlight 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, or 550EX, ring-light MR-14EX compatible) 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: IBM Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: CCD-RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG / Mono Wave) 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes 
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Adobe PhotoShop 5.0 LE, Apple QuickTime 5.0, ZoomBrowser EX 2.8 (PC), ImageBrowser 1.8 (Mac), PhotoRecord 1.2.4 (PC), PhotoStitch 3.1.3 (PC), PhotoStitch 3.1.2 (Mac), RAW Image Converter 1.1, RemoteCapture 2.0 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 7.200 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.100 seconds
Play -> Record: 3.200 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 8.800 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 2.300 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.300 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.550 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.090 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 3.700 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.300 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.100 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 5
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.500
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 30.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 120.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: BP-511, BP-512 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: BP-511 Lithium
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Has 3 manually selectable focusing points, uses center point by default. Enlarges image around focusing point when in manual focus mode for easier focusing. Minimum focusing distance at wide angle is 6cm / 2.4in, at telephoto 20cm / 7.9in. Shutter speeds longer than 1.3 seconds available in shutter priority or manual modes only. Shutter speeds of 1/1000 second at f/8 only, 1/800 at f/3.5 (wide) ~ f/5 (tele) to f/8, 1/640 at f/2.8 (wide) ~ f/3.5 (tele) to 4/8. Noise reduction applied at shutter speeds 1.3 seconds and longer. Has histogram feature in playback mode. Has auto exposure bracketing feature (three exposures in 0.3 to 2.0EV steps). In Auto ISO mode, camera selects between ISO 50 and ISO 100. Image captured 2 seconds after shutter button pressed when using remote control. Can be remotely controlled via USB connection. Can print directly to CP-10 photo printer. User-selectable languages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese). Comes bundled with lens cap w/ strap, neck strap, BP-511 Li-Ion rechargeable battery (charges in-camera), AC adapter, remote control, 16MB CompactFlash card, USB and video cables, software CD and user guide. Optional accessories include BP-511 and BP-512 batteries, CR-560 car battery adapter, LA-DC58 conversion lens adapter, WC-DC58 0.8x wide converter, TC-DC58 1.5x tele converter, 250D close-up lens and SC-PS700 soft case. 
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