Canon PowerShot G3 Review
Canon PowerShot G3 Specifications
|Street Price|| US: $ 799 [check
UK: £ 599 [check / order]
EU: € 999
|Body Material||Front magnesium alloy, back high-impact plastic|
|CCD effective pixels||4.0 megapixels|
|CCD size||1/1.8" (7.2 x 5.3 mm - more info)|
|CCD Colour Filter Array||G - R - G - B|
|Max resolution||2272 x 1704 (3.8 megapixels)|
|Lower resolutions|| 1600 x 1200
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Image formats|| RAW
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)*
* Any image shot as JPEG can be instead saved as RAW by pressing FUNC during record review
|Quality Levels|| Super-Fine
|Sensitivity equiv.|| Auto (ISO 50 - 150)
(In reality this range is closer to other manufacturers ISO 100 - 800)
|Lens Thread||With optional bayonet fit adapter, 58 mm|
|Zoom wide (W)||35 mm|
|Zoom tele (T)||140 mm (4 x)|
|Zoom steps||12 steps|
|Lens Aperture||F2.0 - F3.0|
|Digital zoom||Yes, Equiv. of 5.7x, 7.1x, 8.9x, 11x, 14x|
|Auto Focus|| Center Area AF
FlexiZone AF/AE area selection (over 300 areas)
|AF Illumination lamp||Yes, visible light (white)|
|Manual Focus|| Wide: 5 cm - Infinity (2.0
in - Infinity)
Tele: 15 cm - Infinity (5.9 in - Infinity)
|Normal focus range||Wide/Tele: 50 cm - Infinity (19.7 in - Infinity)|
|Macro focus range|| Wide: 6 - 50 cm (2.4 - 19.7
Tele: 15 - 50 cm (5.9 - 19.7 in)
|Focus bracketing||Yes, 3 positions|
|Exposure modes|| Auto
Tv (Shutter Priority)
Av (Aperture Priority)
|Scene modes|| Portrait
|Shutter type||Mechanical and Electronic|
|Min shutter|| Auto: 1/8 sec
Program / Aperture Priority: 1 sec
Shutter Priority / Manual: 15 sec
|Max shutter|| Wide: 1/2000 sec from F4.0
- F8.0 (otherwise 1/1250 sec max)
Tele: 1/2000 sec from F5.6 - F8.0 (otherwise 1/1250 sec max)
Wide: F2.0, F2.2, F2.5, F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0,
F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
|Shutter priority|| 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5,
2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10,
1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125,
1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250*,
* Only Wide angle F4.0 - F8.0, Telephoto F5.6 - F8.0
|Noise reduction||Yes, for shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower|
|Exposure compensation||-2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Exposure bracketing|| 3 images
0.3 - 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
|White Balance|| Auto
Custom preset 1
Custom preset 2
|Photo Effect|| Off
Custom (Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation: all +/-1 level)
|Continuous|| High: 2.5 fps, max 14 frames
(Large/Fine, LCD off)
Low: 1.5 fps, max 14 frames (Large/Fine, LCD off)
|Movie clip|| 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 3
mins (including audio)
160 x 120, 15 fps, max 3 mins (including audio)
(3 mins requires high speed CF card)
|Time-lapse mode|| Interval: 1 - 60 mins
Shots: up to 100
|Built-in Flash||Yes, fixed internal|
|Flash Range (ISO 100)||
Wide: 0.7 - 5.0 m (2.3 - 16.4 ft)
Auto, On, Off
|Flash compensation||+/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
(via hot shoe)
| Canon 220EX
Canon MR-14EX (Macro-Ring-Light)
Canon MT-24EX (Macro-Twin-Light)
Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
|Orientation sensor||Yes, can be disabled. Images are
tagged with orientation.
* Note: Works with ACDSEE 5.0 "auto" lossless rotation feature
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal|
|Self-timer||Yes, 2 or 10 sec delay|
|Remote control||Yes, supplied Infrared|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or
IBM Microdrive supported
|Storage included||32 MB Compact Flash Type I card|
|Viewfinder|| Optical with dioptre adjustment
Approx. 84% frame coverage
|LCD|| 1.8" TFT, 118,000 pixels
Tilt, twist and swivel
|Histogram display||Record review and Playback (includes blinking highlight warning)|
|Playback zoom||Yes, 10x (10 steps)|
|Print Compliance|| DPOF
EXIF 2.2 (ExifPrint)
Direct Print (Canon)
|Remote Capture||PC control via USB|
|Battery||Yes, BP-511 Lithium-Ion Battery or BP-512 Lithium-Ion battery|
|Battery charger||Yes, supplied AC adapter / charger|
|Weight (inc. battery)||481 g (17.0 oz)|
|Dimensions (inc. grip)||121 x 74 x 70 mm (4.8 x 2.9 x 2.8 in)|
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