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The PowerShot G5, which succeeds the 4-megapixel PowerShot G3 released in November 2002, combines the high performance and versatility of its predecessor with a high-resolution 1/1.8″ 5-megapixel CCD sensor, which realizes large images of up to 2,592 x 1,944 pixels for enhanced imaging performance.
Canon’s proprietary DIGIC Image Processor optimizes the performance of the 5-megapixel CCD sensor to achieve image quality at the highest level in its class. Specialized for digital cameras, DIGIC architecture uses an enhanced signal-processing algorithm to enable processing power far greater than that of conventional technology. Executing large-volume, complex calculations in a split second, DIGIC realizes boosted image quality, auto-focus precision, and image-processing speed.
The PowerShot G5 also utilizes iSAPS technology to improve not only focus speed and accuracy, but also exposure and white-balance performance. Using Photographic Space information drawn from a database of thousands of photos, iSAPS technology allows the camera to pre-analyze each scene for faster auto-focusing and more precise auto-exposure and auto-white-balance performance than ever before.
Moreover, Canon’s Intelligent Orientation Sensor automatically detects whether a picture is being taken horizontally or vertically, and adjusts the auto-focus, auto-exposure and auto-white-balance accordingly to ensure optimum results regardless of the orientation. The sensor also automatically orients the image correctly for previewing on the camera’s LCD screen or a PC monitor.
The PowerShot G5 caters to the varied needs of both advanced amateurs and semi-professionals with an extensive range of high-end photo features, including FlexiZone AF/AE, which allows users to shift the AF/AE frame freely within the viewfinder to focus on off-center subjects without having to reposition the shot; and AE and Focus Bracketing, enabling the selection of bracket ranges up to two full stops from the normal setting in 1/3-stop increments to ensure that the desired effect is achieved.
Moreover, Second-Curtain Sync, which fires the flash at the end of the exposure, allows streaks of light to flow naturally behind the movement of the subject when shooting in Slow Synchro Mode. An internal ND (neutral density) filter decreases the amount of light passing through the lens to enable the use of slower shutter speeds, or wider apertures, in bright conditions to achieve background blur and slow-sync effects.
Matching performance with style, the G5 features a lightweight highly durable aluminum cover finished in black Alumite for a striking appearance befitting the flagship model.
|Camera effective pixels||Approx. 5 million|
|Image sensor||1/1.8″ CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 5.3 million)|
|Lens||7.2 (W) – 28.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 140mm)
F 2.0 (W) – 3.0 (T)
|Digital zoom||Up to approx. 4.1 X (Up to approximately 16 times in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder
Field of view approx. 83%
Dioptric adjustment -3 to +1m -1 (dpt equivalent)
|LCD monitor||1.8″, TFT color LCD/Picture coverage 100%|
|Autofocus method||TTL autofocus (continuous or single)
Focus lock and Manual focus are available
|Focusing point||1 focusing point (Any position is available)|
(from tip of the lens barrel)
|Normal AF :||50 cm (1.6 ft.) – infinity|
|Macro AF :||5 cm (W) / 15 cm (T) – 50 cm
(2.0 in. (W) / 5.9 in. (T) – 1.6 ft.)
|Manual focus :||5 cm (W) / 15 cm (T) -infinity
(2.0 in. (W) / 5.9 in. (T) -infinity)
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
|Shutter speeds||15 – 1 / 2000 sec.
1.3 sec. or slower shutter speeds are available in Shutter-Priority mode or Manual mode
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or more operates with noise reduction
|Light metering system||Evaluative, Center-Weighted Averaging or Spot (Center or AF Point)|
|Exposure control method||Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE or Manual exposure control
AE lock is available
|Exposure compensation||± 2.0 stops (in 1/3-stop increments)
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is available
(equivalent film speed)
|Auto, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200 and ISO 400 equivalent|
|White balance||TTL auto white balance, pre-set white balance (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Flash) or Custom white balance (Custom1/ Custom2)|
|Built-in flash||Auto, On, Off
Red-eye reduction On: Red-eye reduction auto / Red-eye reduction On / Off
Red-eye reduction Off: On / Off
|Flash range||70 cm – 5.0 m (2.3 – 16.5 ft.) (W), 70 cm – 4.0 m (2.3 – 13.1 ft.) (T)
(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
|Terminals for external flash||Sync-terminals at accessory shoe
Use of following external flashes is recommended:
Canon Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 550EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
|Flash exposure compensation||±2.0 stops (in 1/3-stop increments), FE lock, Slow-sync and 1st-curtain / 2nd curtain flash are available|
|Creative zone :||Program, Shutter speed priority, Aperture
priority, Manual, Custom1 and Custom2
|Image zone :||Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Stitch
Assist and Movie
|Continuous shooting||High-Speed continuous shooting :||Approx. 2.0 image/sec.|
|Standard continuous shooting :||pprox. 1.5 image/sec.|
|(Large / Fine mode with LCD viewfinder off)|
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after a 2-sec. / 10-sec. delay|
|Interval shooting :||Shooting interval: approx. 1 – 60 min. (1 min. increments)
Number of shots: 2 – 100 shots (Maximum number of shotsvaries according to CF card capacity)
|Wireless control||Shooting and playback are available (wireless controller is included in the camera kit)
When shooting, image is captured ontime / 2-sec. / 10-sec. after shutter button pressed
(Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit)
|Recording media||CompactFlash™ (CF) card (Type I and Type II)|
|File format||Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF-compliant|
|Image recording format||Still images :||Exif 2.2 (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 : 2592 x 1944 pixels|
|Medium1: 1600 x 1200 pixels|
|Medium2: 1024 x 768 pixels|
|Small : 640 x 480 pixels|
|Movies :||320 x 240 pixels (approx. 3 min.)*|
|160 x 120 pixels (approx. 3 min.)*|
|Approx. 15 frames/second|
* The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting.
|Replay modes||Single (Histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Slide Show or Image output to direct Printer (CP-300 / CP-200 / CP-100 / CP-10 and Ink Jet Printer with the direct print function)|
|My Camera Settings (customizing)||The Start-up Image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods.
|Interface||USB (mini-B) (Normal or PTP selectable), Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)|
|Operating temperatures||0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F)|
|Operating humidity||10 – 90 %|
(w x h x d)
|121.0 x 73.9 x 69.9 mm (4.8 x 3.0 x 2.8 in.) excluding protrusions|
|Weight||Approx. 410 g (14.5 oz.) (camera body only)|