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Canon Powershot G6

Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 4.0x Optical/4.1x Digital/16x Combined Zoom
1/1.8 inch type Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 7.4 Million
Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 Million
Focal Length
7.2-28.8mm, f/2.0-3.0 zoom Lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm)
Digital Zoom
Focusing Range
Normal AF: 50cm/20 in.-InfinityMacro AF: 5-50cm/2.0-20 in. (WIDE), 15-50cm/6-20 in. (TELE)-Super Macro: 5cm/2 in. (WIDE)
Autofocus System 9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical Viewfinder
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD (with vari-angle function)
LCD Pixels
Approx. 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Maximum Aperture
f/2.0-8.0 (W), f/3.0-8.0 (T)
Shutter Speed 1-1/2000 sec.Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction
AUTO*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent *Camera automatically sets the optimum speed.
Light Metering Method
Evaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot* *Metering frame with Spot mode is center fixed.
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE or Manual
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
AE Lock
ND Filter Built-in
White Balance Control Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Flash), or Custom White Balance (2 positions)
Built-in Flash
Operation Modes: Auto On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off
Flash Range
WIDE: 70cm-5.0m/2.3-16 ft. TELE: 70cm-4.0m/2.3-13.1 ft.(Sensitivity setting: ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time
Approx. 10 sec. or less
Terminals for External Flash
Sync-terminals at accessory shoe
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shooting Modes
Auto, Creative Zone (P, Av, Tv, M), Image Zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie), Custom 1, Custom 2
Photo Effects
Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White
Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down.
Wireless Control
Available (playback is available too)
Continuous Shooting High Speed Approx. 11 shots/sec.
Storage Media
CompactFlashTM (CF) Card Type I or Type II
Print Order Format
Design rule for camera file system, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording Format
Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
JPEG Compression Mode
SuperFine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 3,072x2,304 (RAW/Large), 2,592x1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048x1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600x1,200 (Medium 3), 640x480 (Small)
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2.0x to 10x), Slide Show or MovieMagnified, Auto rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Auto Play
Erase Modes Still Images: Single Image, All Images Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Computer Interface
Universal Serial Bus (USB) mini-B
Video Out
Audio Out
Other CF card slot (accepts Type I & Type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Photo Printers (no computer required)
Power Source
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511A, BP-511, BP-512 or BP-514)
2. AC adapter (type: CA-560)
3. Car battery adapter (type: CR-560)
4. Coin-type secondary Lithium battery (CR-2025)
Shooting Capacity
BP-511A: LCD On - Approx. 300; LCD Off - Approx. 900
Playback Time Approx. 400 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions with fully charged battery) Canon's standard conditions of measuring shooting capacity are as follows: Normal temperature (23° C). LCD viewfinder is ON. Shoot images at wide angle end and at telephoto end alternately with 20 second intervals. Use flash every 4th shot. Turn camera off and on every 8th shot. Canon's standard conditions of measuring playback time are as follows: Normal temperature (23° C). Repeat playback automatically at a speed of 1 image per 5 seconds.
Operating Temperature
32-104° F/0-40° C
Operating Humidity
(W x H x D)
4.1 x 2.9 x 2.9 in./104.9 x 72.8 x 73.1mm (Excluding protrusions)
Approx. 13.4 oz./380g (camera body only)

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