Digital Compact Cameras

PowerShot G7

Digital Camera

PowerShot G7 [A] [E] [J]
MarketedOctober 2006

The Canon PowerShot G7 inherits and expands on the outstanding image quality, functionality, and design of its predecessor, the PowerShot G6, released in September 2004. Equipped with a high-resolution 10.0-megapixel CCD sensor, DIGIC III, and a 6x zoom lens incorporating a lens-shift-type optical image stabilizer (IS)-a first for the PowerShot G-series lineup-the high-end-model G7 delivers class-leading imaging quality and performance. Contributing to enhanced visibility and operability during image capture and playback, Canon's new PowerShot G7 incorporates a high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle. Additionally, the camera includes an easy-use ISO speed dial and control wheel, and offers a rich array of optional accessories, including Speedlite flashes for EOS cameras, providing users with shooting flexibility.

Utilizing a retractable zoom lens to realize a more square and compact body shape, the new Canon PowerShot G7 achieves a new look for digital devices with its stylish, retro design resembling classic film camera models.

IMAGE SENSOR
Type 1/1.8" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.10.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type DIGIC III with iSAPS technology
LENS
Focal Length 7.4 - 44.4 mm (35mm equivalent: 35-210mm)
Zoom Optical 6x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom *) **. Combined approx. 24x

* Depending on the image size selected
** Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording
Maximum f/number f/2.8-f/4.8
Construction 9 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)
FOCUSING
Type TTL
AF System / Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous
AF Point Selection Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Focus Bracketing Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1cm
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
AEB 1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
SHUTTER
Speed 15 - 1/2,500 sec
(Available shutter speeds vary depending on the shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom
VIEWFINDER
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
Dioptre Correction Yes
LCD MONITOR
Monitor 2.5" P-Si TFT, approx. 207,000 dots
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
FLASH
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation 3 levels with internal flash (13 levels with external EX Speedlites*). Safety FE.

* Not all functions of the flash are supported
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30cm-4.0m (W) / 2.5m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1

* Not all functions of the flash are supported
SHOOTING
Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom (2 modes), Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200*, Color Accent, Color Swap)

* Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Continuous Shooting (Normal) approx. 2.0 fps *, Continuous Shooting (AF) approx. 0.8 fps * until memory card becomes full**

* Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
** Depending on memory card speed / capacity
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648x2048
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L1)1024 x 768, 15 fps, (L2)640 x 480, 30/15fps, (M)320 x 240, 30/15fps, (S)160 x 120, 15fps
(M)320 x 240, 30/15fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L1, L2 and M) *
Up to 3 mins (S)*

* Depending on memory card speed / capacity
FILE TYPES
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1)compliant
Still Image Type Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural)
Audio Sound Memos WAVE (monaural)
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes
OTHER FEATURES
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes, live histogram
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian
INTERFACE
Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
MEMORY CARD
Type Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC),
32MB memory card supplied
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2
Macintosh OS X v10.2 - 10.4
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, Remote Capture
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
POWER SOURCE
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-2LH/NB-2L (NB-2LH battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 220 shots *
Approx. 300 min. playback

* Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20
ACCESSORIES
Case Soft Case DCC-600
Waterproof / Weatherproof Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC11 , Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Lenses Tele-converter 2.0x TC-DC58C
Wide-converter 0.75x WC-DC58B
Lens adapter/Hood set LA-DC58H
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 430EX, 580EX *)
High Power Flash HF-DC1

* Not all functions of the flash are supported
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20, Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2, Battery Charger CB-2LWE
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 106.4 x 71.9 x 42.5 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 320g
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