• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 210.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G9
  • Pentax Optio W80
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon G7
G7 vs G9
Pentax W60
W60 vs W80
Successor: Canon G10
G9 vs G10
Pentax W90
W80 vs W90
General
Model Number: G9 W80
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $299.95
Street Price:   $279.95
Date Available: 2007-10-30 2009-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.8 oz (364 g)
includes batteries
4.8 oz (136 g)
Size: 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.7 in.
(106 x 72 x 43 mm)
3.9 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(99 x 56 x 25 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 12.1
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 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG 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)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2256 (9.0 MP, Other),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW CR2 JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1024x768 (15)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
160x120 (15)
1280x720 (30/15)
640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (30/15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVI (QuickTime Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens, 9 elements in 7 groups (including 1 aspherical element) Pentax zoom lens, 11 elements in 8 groups, 5 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 210mm 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 7.4 - 44.4mm 5 - 25mm
Zoom Ratio: 6.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.8 (T) - f/8 f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.5 (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
1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
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 6.25x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect; 9-point AIAF, Face Detect AF, Single AF point, FlexiZone 9-point Contrast Detection with face recognition, spot, pan, and auto tracking modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD 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 2.5
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 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. 3200 requires special scene mode Auto (64-1600), Digital SR (64-6400), Manual (64-6400), ISO 3200/6400 limited to 5mpix
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent , Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2500 - 15 sec 1/1500 - 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 Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
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 Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide, Surf & Snow, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Half Length Portrait, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite, Report
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Slow-sync (second-curtain sync not available) Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Soft flash
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 9.8 ft (W) / 6.6 ft (T); ISO set to Auto 13
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
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 (QuickTime Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included 33.7 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 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  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
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 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 240 shots 170 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-2LH Proprietary D-LI78
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-2LH Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI78 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite Software S-SW87 (CD ROM)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, RAW mode, Hot Shoe. Waterproof up to 16 feet (5 meters), Shockproof design protects against drops of 3.3 feet (1 meter), Coldproof design allows the camera to be used in sub-zero temperatures of -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). Available in Gunmetal Gray, Cardinal Red and Azure Blue.