Canon PowerShot G3

User Manual

Operating manual
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PowerShot G3


Type of Camera:Compact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 4x Optical Zoom Lens. Lens and Flash accessories available.
Image Capture Device Type:1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels:Approx. 4.1 million
Effective Pixels:Approx. 4 million
Focal Length:7.2 - 28.8mm (35mm film equivalent
Digital Zoom:3.6x (Maximum 14x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom.)
Focusing Range:Normal AF
Autofocus:Center AF Point or Flexi Zone AF
Lens System:AF lock and Manual focus are available.
Optical Viewfinder:Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor:1.8 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels:113,578 dots (521 (H) x 218 (V))
LCD Coverage:Approx. 97 percent
Maximum Aperture:f/2.0 - f/3.0
Shutter Speed:15 - 1/2,000 sec. Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction.
Exposure Control Sensitivity:Auto/ISO 50/ 100/ 200/ 400 equivalent
Light Metering Method:Evaluation metering, Center-weighted average metering or Spot metering
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
White Balance Control:TTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set White Balance (available settings
Built-in Flash:Operation Modes
Flash Range:WIDE
Recycling Time:Approx. 10 sec. or shorter.
Terminals for External Flash:Sync-terminals at accessory shoe. Automatic E-TTL Flash is possible with EX-Series Speedlites
Flash Exposure Compensation:+/- 2.0EV (at every 1/3-stop)
Shooting Modes:Creative zone
Self Timer:Operates with approx. 10 second countdown.
Wireless Control:Shooting and playback are available. Computer-connected Shooting Available (Using included "Remote Computer" software. Required USB connection to competible computer).
Continuous Shooting:High Speed
Storage Media:CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I or Type II
File Format:Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)
Print Order Format:Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording Format:Still Image
JPEG Compression Mode:SuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels:Still image
Number of Recordable Images (Menu Selection:File Size(KB), Resolution(pixels), 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 1GB)
Time of Recordable Movies(Menu Selection:Resolution(pixels), 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 1GB)
Playback Modes File:Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2.5x or 5x on built-in LCD monitor) or Slide Show
Erase Modes:Single Image, All Images
Computer Interface:Universal Serial Bus (USB), v, 1.1
Video Out:Audio/Video Output (Video:NTSC or PAL selectable monaural audio)
Other:CF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10, CP-100, and letter-size S820D, S830D, and S530D photo printers (no computer required).
Power Source:1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type
Shooting Capacity(BP-511):Approx. 400 images (under Canon's standard conditions with full-charged battery)
Playback Time(BP-511/512):Approx. 300 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions with full-charged battery)
Operating Temperature:32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Operating Humidity:10 - 90 percent
Dimensions (W x H x D):4.8 x 3.0 x 2.5 inches/121 x 73.9 x 69.9mm (excluding protruding parts)
Weight:Approx. 14.5 ounces/410g (camera body only)
Mac Requirements:Please install the software on a Macintosh computer that meets the following system requirements
PC Requirements:Please install the software on a PC computer that meets the following system requirements
What's in the Box:PowerShot G3 Body, Neck Strap NS-DC300, Video Cable AVC-DC100, Interface Cable IFC-300PCU, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, Adobe Photoshop LE CD-ROM, Lithium Battery Pack BP-511, Compact Power Adapter CA-560, CompactFlash Card FC-32M, Wireless Controller WL-DC100, Lens Cap, Case for CompactFlash Card, User's Manual, Battery Pack Case