The PowerShot G3 camera joins the current PowerShot G2, offering photographers a wider selection of products with multiple features providing greater creative latitude.
Canon has strategically re-engineered the PowerShot G3's control layout for easier access to key functions, and the enlarged handgrip provides more comfort and secure handling. Several new and improved features and functions have been added to the PowerShot G3 making it one of the most versatile compact digital cameras available. For example, a new proprietary dedicated signal processor called DIGIC provides better image quality, increased processing speed and Movie clips up to 3-minutes at 320 x 240 resolution. Additionally, Canon has increased the zoom range of the G3's built-in lens to 35-140mm (4x optical / 3.6x digital / 14x combined) while maintaining a maximum aperture range of f/2.0-3.0, offering the widest zoom range and largest aperture of any current Canon PowerShot model.
Other features of the camera include 12 EOS System-based shooting modes for customizing the camera to the user's shooting style; a new Wide-Area FlexiZone AF/AE system which allow users to focus on off-center subjects without repositioning the camera; Spot Metering; and Zoom Playback up to 10X. A new Intelligent Orientation Sensor automatically rotates images for proper viewing during playback. And like other PowerShot-series cameras, the PowerShot G3 has a Direct Print function that is compatible with Canon's CP-10 and CP-100 dye-sublimation printers as well as Bubble Jet Direct photo printers for fast, high-quality photos from wallet size up to letter size (8.5 x 11-inches).
|Image sensor||1/1.8-inch CCD Total Pixels Approx. 4.1 million (Effective Pixels Approx. 4 million)|
|Lens||4x Optical Zoom 7.2-28.8mm F/2.0- F3.0 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)|
|Digital Zoom||3.6x (Maximum 14x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom.)|
|Optical viewfinder||Real-image optical zoom viewfinder|
|LCD monitor||1.8-inch TFT color LCD, 113,578 dots, 97% Coverage|
|Autofocus method||Center AF Point or Flexi Zone AF: user can move AF Point freely around most of picture area; AF lock and Manual focus are available.|
|Focusing range||Macro AF: 5cm (0.2ft.) (wide-angle) / 15cm (0.5ft.) (telephoto) - 50cm (1.6ft.)
Manual focus: 5cm (0.2ft.) (wide-angle) / 15cm (0.5ft.) (telephoto) - infinity
|Shutter speeds||15 - 1/2,000 sec. Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction.|
|Exposure control method||Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual exposure control; AE lock is available.
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3-step increments.
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is available.
|Continuous shooting||High Speed: Approx. 2.5 images/sec., Normal: Approx. 1.5 images/sec.
(at Large/Fine mode and LCD viewfinder is OFF)
|Sensitivity (equivalent film speed)||Auto, or user-set ISO 50, 100, 200 or 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. (read off white objector 18% gray card)|
|Built-in flash operating modes||Operation modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON, flash ON or OFF|
|Flash range||WIDE: 0.7-4.5m (2.3-14.7ft) TELE: 0.7-3.6m (2.3-11.8 ft) (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, & Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX.|
|Storage media||CompactFlash card (Type I or Type II)|
|Image recording format||Still image: JPEG or CCD-RAW Movie
Complies with Design rule for Camera File system (DCF*1) and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
|Image-quality modes||SuperFine, Fine or Normal|
|Resloution Modes||Still image: Large: 2,272 x 1,704, Medium High: 1,600 x 1,200, Medium Low: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480|
|Movie Recording||Movie/High (320x240) 91 sec. (32MB Card) Movie/Low (160x120) 242 sec. (32MB Card), Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip.|
|Power Source||1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511 or BP-512)
2. AC adapter (type: CA-560)
3. Car battery adapter (type: CR-560) (option)
|Video Output||Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)|
|Dimensions||4.8 x 3.0 x 2.5 in. /120.9 x 76.6 x 63.8 mm. (excluding protruding parts)|
|Weight||Approx. 14.5oz./410g (camera body only)|
|System requirements||Mac Requirements
Hardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBook OS: Mac OS 8.6 through 9.2, OS-X CPU: Power PC Interface: USB:
OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
CPU: Pentium 150 MHz and over
RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 98), 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME), 128MB or more (Windows XP)
|Special features||My Camera Function: lets you personalize the start-up image, start-up sound and operation sounds with your own selections using software provided with the camera.
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
Creative zone: Program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Photo Effect (Black & White, Sepia, Neutral Color, Vivid Color), Stitch Assist and Movie.