• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 210.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G9
  • Nikon Coolpix L32
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Predecessor: Canon G7
G7 vs G9
Nikon L30
L30 vs L32
Successor: Canon G10
G9 vs G10
 
General
Model Number: G9 L32
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $119.95
Street Price:   $396.95
Date Available: 2007-10-30 2015-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.8 oz (364 g)
includes batteries
5.8 oz (164 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.7 in.
(106 x 72 x 43 mm)
3.8 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
(95 x 60 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 20.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns 1.20 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 35  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 18.8  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.1  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 146  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3),
5120 x 2880 (14.7 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 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)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW CR2 JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1 1.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1024x768 (15)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
160x120 (15)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens, 9 elements in 7 groups (including 1 aspherical element) NIKKOR; 6 elements in 5 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 210mm 26 - 130mm
Focal Length (actual): 7.4 - 44.4mm 4.6 - 23mm
Zoom Ratio: 6.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.8 (T) - f/8 f/3.2 (wide) / f/6.5 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect; 9-point AIAF, Face Detect AF, Single AF point, FlexiZone Contrast Detection: Center, Face priority
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   1600
Minimum ISO (native):   80
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. 3200 requires special scene mode Auto (80-400, 80-800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2500 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center or linked to active AF point), Face Detect AE Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program Auto Exposure: No Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Snapshot, Sports, Indoor,Kids & Pets, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200, Underwater,Stitch Assist Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Slow-sync (second-curtain sync not available) Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 9.8 ft (W) / 6.6 ft (T); ISO set to Auto Auto ISO: [W]: 0.5 to 4.3m (1 ft. 8 in. to 14 ft) [T]: 0.8 to 2.1m (2ft 8 in. to 6 ft 10 in.)
Max Flash Sync: 1/500  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: RAW CR2  
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included 25.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): DC Input  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.12  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.79  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.1 1.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 6
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.57 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.69 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.580 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.088 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.5 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.4 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 240 shots 570 shots (NiMH AA)
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-2LH 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-2LH Lithium Ion rechargeable 2 x Alkaline AAs
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, RAW mode, Hot Shoe. EXPEED C2 image-processing system, HD 720p movies, Easy-to-hold handgrip design, Smart portrait mode. Available in red in the US. Color availability may vary by region.