One major concern with this arrangement is how long the rubber door and its little rubber hinge will last, bear in mind that unless you buy the external battery charger you have to open this door and insert the power cable each time you want to charge the battery (and that of course could be daily).
TWAIN drivers are supplied for both Windows and iMac, the Windows drivers seemed to work perfectly under Windows 98 but I couldn't get it to connect to the camera (although the camera was detected and the TWAIN module worked fine from the local hard disk).
Supplied with the camera is this handy Infrared remote control, with a 5 m range (from the front) it can be used to remotely fire the shutter release, control the zoom and other menu options or as a control for playback (say of a slideshow on a TV screen) with thumbnail, zoom and DISPLAY buttons also available.
I'm glad to see Canon considering this a standard item, it must be relatively inexpensive for them to include this capability.
Internal Flash / Focus Assist Lamp
Interesting note: The internal flash on the G1 can be used in continuous mode, something which I heard of at Photokina but was pretty skeptical about until I tried it.. And it really does work, the flash is able to fire about one shot per second and thus it's possible to capture about one frame per second with the flash in continuous mode.
|One advantage the G1 holds over most of the competition (at least without buying expensive or ungainly external brackets) is a full TTL hot-shoe built onto the top of the camera. This allows for full compatibility with a range of Canon Speedlite: 220EX, 380EX, 420EX and 550EX and also non-TTL use of other flash / studio systems. Indeed at the recent Photokina 2000 Canon were demonstrating the G1 hooked up to a studio flash system.|
Wrist / Shoulder Strap
Supplied In the Box
The contents of the retail box are: (may vary by region)
- Canon PowerShot G1 Digital Camera
- BP-511 Lithium-Ion battery
- CA-560 AC adapter/charger (110-240V)
- 16 MB CompactFlash card
- WL-D100 IR Remote Control
- Lens cap & string
- Long hand strap / carrying strap
- USB cable
- AV cable
- Canon Solutions CD-ROM
- USB / TWAIN driver
- Remote Capture
- Photo Stitch
- Zoom Browser
- User Manual
FC-8M, 16M, 32M, 64M, 128M
/ IBM Microdrive
|Lens adapter (58mm):
|Tele Converter Lens:
220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 550EX