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PowerShot G1

PowerShot G1

PowerShot G1

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Marketed October 2000
Original Price 115,000 yen

The PowerShot G1 features a 1/1.8″ CCD sensor with 3.34-million pixels, a newly designed fast and precision 34mm-102mm (35mm equivalent) 3x optical zoom lens, and a wide exposure-sensitivity range including an ISO 50-equivalent setting.

A new RAW mode preserves maximum image quality without degradation and achieves superlative color reproduction. The PowerShot G1’s dedicated digital signal processing integrated circuit (IC), realizes high-speed and complete processing of image detail.

Image Sensor 3.34 million-pixel (total)/ 1/1.8″ CCD
(Effective number of pixels: approx. 3.24 million)
Lens : 7 (W) – 21 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent : 34(W) – 102(T)mm)
F2.0 (W) – F2.5 (T)
Digital tele-
converter :
2X, 4X (Maximum 12X digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom)
Autofocus method : TTL autofocus (continuous or single)
Focus lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing range :
(from tip of the lens barrel)
Normal AF : 70 cm – infinity
(2.3 ft. – infinity)
Macro AF : 6 cm (W)/ 20 cm (T) – 70 cm
(2.4 in. (W)/ 7.9 in. (T) – 2.3 ft.)
Manual Focus : 6 cm (W)/ 20 cm (T) – infinity
(2.4 in. (W)/ 7.9 in. (T) – infinity)
Shutter : Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter speeds : 8 – 1/1,000 sec.
8 sec. shutter is available in Shutter-Speed Priority AE mode or Manual mode
High-speed shutter setting from 1/640 to 1/1000 sec. are available only at F8 aperture setting
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or more operates with noise reduction
(equivalent film speed) :
Auto, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200 and ISO 400 equivalent
(In Auto mode, camera automatically adjusts sensitivity in the range of ISO 50 to ISO 100 equivalent)
Light metering method : Center-weighted average metering or Spot metering
Exposure control method : Program AE, Shutter-Speed priority AE, Aperture-priority AE or
Manual exposure control
AE lock is available
White balance : TTL auto white balance, pre-set white balance (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Flash) or Custom white balance
Built-in flash : Operating
modes :
Auto, Red-eye reduction auto,
Red-eye reduction On, On or Off
Flash range : 70 cm – 4.5 m (2.3 ft. – 14.8 ft.) (W)
70 cm – 3.6 m (2.3 ft. – 11.8 ft.) (T)
(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100
Terminals for
external flash :
Sync-terminals at accessory shoe
Use of following external flashes is recommended : Canon Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX and 550EX
Flash exposure
compensation :
+- 2.0EV (in 1/3-stop increments)
modes :
Creative zone : Program, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority and Manual
Image zone: Pan-focus, Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Black & white, Stitch Assist and Movie
Self-timer : Activates shutter after a 10-sec. delay
control :
Shooting and playback are available (wireless controller is included in the camera kit)
When shooting, images is captured 2 seconds after shutter button pressed
PC-connected shooting : Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit)
Continuous shooting : Approx. 1.7 image/sec.
(Large/ Fine mode with LCD viewfinder off)
Optical viewfinder : Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
Storage media : CompactFlash™ (CF) card (Type I and Type II)
File format : Design rule for Camera File system(DCF*), DPOF-compliant
Image recording format : Still images: JPEG or RAW
Movies : AVI
(Image data: Motion JPEG,
Audio data: WAVE [monaural])
JPEG compression mode : Super Fine, Fine or Normal
Number of
recording pixels :
Still images : Large :2,048 x 1,536pixels
Middle :1,024 x 768pixels
Small :640 x 480pixels
Movies : 320 X 240 pixels at 15 frames/sec., up to approx. 30 sec. per movie
Playback modes : Single, Multi, (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 2.5X or 5X on build-in LCD monitor) or Slide show
Interface : USB/ RS232C, Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio) and CF card slot (complied with CF Type II standard)
Power Source :
  1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511)
    (included in the camera kit)
  2. AC adapter (included in the camera kit)
  3. Car battery adapter (Optional Charge Adapter/ Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560 is required)
Operating environment : Temperature : 0 – 40 degrees C (32 – 104 degrees F) , Humidity : 10 – 90 %
(W x H x D) :
119.7 x 76.8 x 63.8 mm (4.7″ x 3.0″ x 2.5″) (excluding protrusion)
Weight : Approx. 420 g (14.8 oz) (excluding batteries and CF card)

* All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.

* “DCF” is an abbreviation of “Design rule for Camera File system” standardised by Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).

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