Canon PowerShot G6 Review
Canon PowerShot G6 specifications
|Price||US: $ 699
EU: € 749
|Body Material||Magnesium alloy / Plastic|
|Sensor|| 1/1.8 " Type CCD (more information)
7.1 million effective pixels
RGB Color Filter Array
|Image processor||DIGIC with iSAPS|
|Image sizes|| 3072 x 2304 (L)
2592 x 1944 (M1)
2048 x 1536 (M2)
1600 x 1200 (M3)
640 x 480 (S)
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480, 10 / 15 fps, max 30 sec
320 x 240, 15 fps, max 3 mins
160 x 120, 15 fps, max 3 mins
|Image formats|| RAW
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Super Fine, Fine, Normal *
* Any image shot as JPEG can be instead saved as
RAW by pressing the Flash button during record review
|Lens|| 4x optical zoom
35 - 140 mm equiv.
13 steps from wide to telephoto (inclusive)
F2.0 - F3.0
8 elements in 7 groups (2 aspherical elements)
Bayonet fitting for optional add-on lenses / hood
|Digital zoom||Yes, up to 4.1x|
9-point AiAf / 1-point AF (any position)
FlexiZone AF/AE area selection
Single / Continuous AF
5 cm minimum focus range (macro mode)
|AF Assist lamp||Yes|
|Shooting mode|| Auto
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Spot (center or AF area)
|Shutter speed|| Program AE/Aperture Priority: 1 - 1/2000 sec
Shutter priority/Manual: 15 - 1/2000 sec
Automatic noise reduction for exposures of 1.3 sec or slower
Limits at large apertures (see below)
|Max shutter limits||• 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)
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, 1/1600, 1/2000
• 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
|Manual exposure|| Any combination of shutter speed and aperture above *
No Bulb mode
* See limitations below
|AE Lock||Yes, button on rear of camera|
|Exposure compen.||-2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Exposure bracketing|| 3 images
+/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0, 1.3, 1.7, 2.0 EV
|ND Filter|| Can be switched into image path via rec menu
Approx 1/8 decrease in brightness (3 stops)
|White Balance|| Auto
Custom (2 memories)
|WB fine tune||No|
|Photo Effects|| Vivid
Black & White
|Image parameters|| Contrast: -, 0, +
Sharpness: -, 0, +
Saturation: -, 0, +
|Continuous|| (Low speed) 1.2 fps, up to 23 frames
(High speed) 2.0 fps, up to 14 frames
|Timelapse|| Interval: 1 - 60 mins
Shots: up to 100
Modes: Auto, On, Off
Red-eye reduction: On, Off
Slow sync: On, Off
Sync: 1st- / 2nd-Curtain
Range (ISO 100): Wide 5.0 m (16.4 ft), Tele 4.0 m (11.5 ft)
Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
|External flash||Hot-shoe (E-TTL with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support)|
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal|
|Self-timer||2 or 10 sec delay|
|Remote control||Yes, supplied wireless (IR)|
|Remote capture||PC control via USB|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or Type II (Slot 2)
IBM Microdrive supported
FAT32 supported (cards >2 GB)
|Storage included||32 MB Compact Flash card|
|Viewfinder||• Optical with dioptre adjustment
• Approx. 84% frame coverage
|LCD monitor|| 2.0" TFT, 118,000 pixels
Tilt, twist and swivel ('Vari-angle')
|Histogram display|| Record review
|Direct print|| Canon Compact Photo Printers and Bubble Jet Printers with direct print
PictBridge compatible printers
|Other features|| Sound memo (up to 60 sec)
Playback zoom 2x - 10x
|Connectivity|| USB 1.1
|Power|| Canon BP-511A Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
(Optionally BP-514 / BP-512 / BP-511 / CA-560 AC adapter)
|Weight (no batt)||380 g (0.8 lb)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||467 g (1.0 lb)|
|Dimensions||105 x 73 x 73 mm (4.1 x 2.9 x 2.9 in)|
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