• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 210.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 7.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G9
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750
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Predecessor: Canon G7
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Successor: Canon G10
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General
Model Number: G9 DSC-S750
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $150.00
Street Price:   $98.00
Date Available: 2007-10-30 2008-03-31
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.8 oz (364 g)
includes batteries
5.0 oz (143 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.7 in.
(106 x 72 x 43 mm)
3.6 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(91 x 56 x 27 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Super HAD
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 7.2
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns 1.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3, 3:2
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)
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 380 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW CR2 JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1 1.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1024x768 (15)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
160x120 (15)
320x240 (30.00)
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) Sony lens, 6 elements in 6 groups including 3 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 210mm 35 - 105mm
Focal Length (actual): 7.4 - 44.4mm 5.8 - 17.4mm
Zoom Ratio: 6.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.8 (T) - f/8 f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.8 (tele) - f/9.7
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
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 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 2x Precision, up to 14x Smart Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect; 9-point AIAF, Face Detect AF, Single AF point, FlexiZone 5-point Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
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 153,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 5.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. 3200 requires special scene mode Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash WB
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2500 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 1 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-pattern, 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 Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Soft Snap, Landscape, Beach, Snow, High Sensitivity
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 10 or 2 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, On, Slow Synch, 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: Wide: 0.5 - 3.5m; Tele: 0.5 - 2.0m
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 MS Duo / MS PRO Duo
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 22.0 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 Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): DC Input Multi-jack, DC-Input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.12 1.44
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 No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.1 1.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 3
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 0.52 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.69 seconds 0.55 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.580 seconds 0.310 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.62 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.088 seconds 0.103 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds 3.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.5 seconds 0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.4 seconds 4.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 240 shots 280 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-2LH Proprietary NP-BK1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-2LH Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BK1 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 Sony CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, RAW mode, Hot Shoe.