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Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

B&H # CAPSG9 MFR # 2082B001
Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 6x Optical Zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3.0" LCD Display
  • DIGIC III Processor
  • Face Detection
  • RAW File Mode
  • Extensive Exposure Control
  • E-TTL Hot Shoe
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The Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera has a sophisticated retro-hip design and with high-quality construction to complement it's impressive capabilities, including 12.1 megapixel resolution, a 6x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, and RAW mode for the ultimate in creative control.

The camera also incorporates Canon's latest generation of image processor. The DIGIC III processor delivers rapid performance with improved image quality and incorporates Face Detection AF/AE and advanced Noise Reduction, which extend the camera's low-noise performance to ISO 1600.

The high-resolution 3.0" LCD screen has a wide viewing angle and anti-glare coating for easier image framing and playback. Furthering the potential for creative photography, the PowerShot G9 is equipped with hot shoe support for Canon Speedlite flash units and is compatible with a range of optional converter lenses.

Stylish, Retro Design
The appearance of the PowerShot G9 hearkens back to a classic rangefinder camera, with its ergonomic design and analogue inspired controls, a multi-control dial and a customizable shortcut button for faster access to camera settings.
Outstanding 12.1 Megapixel Resolution
The camera's full 12.1 megapixels of resolution creates stunning, deeply detailed images that allow virtually unlimited enlargement and cropping.
6x Optical Zoom
The PowerShot G9 has a 6x zoom lens that gets you right into the action, and incorporates Canon's sophisticated optic technology to achieve consistent brightness and clarity throughout the zoom range. Precision engineered lenses reduce and correct aberrations, while Canon's SR coating technology virtually eliminates ghosting.
Optical Image Stabilizer Technology
The PowerShot G9 achieves excellent-quality images in situations prone to camera shake and image blurring - thanks to Canon's exclusive Optical Image Stabilizer. Whether you're shooting outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, or at the end of the zoom range, camera shake is detected and effectively canceled.
DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection
The DIGIC III Image Processor delivers superior image quality, ultra-responsive performance and extended battery life, and also empowers Canon's Face Detection AF/AE, which finds all the faces in the frame and sets the most suitable focus point, while exposure and flash are controlled to ensure proper illumination of both the faces and the overall scene, and eliminating the common problem of darkened or overexposed faces. In addition The PowerShot G9 incorporates iSAPS Technology which is an entirely original scene-recognition technology. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Wide Range of Shooting Modes
A wide range of Shooting Modes help deliver excellent results in almost any situation. Preset Special Scene modes assist with picture taking in tricky lighting conditions, including Indoor, Beach and Snow, Aquarium, Night Scene, and more. For creative experimentation, Color Accent and Color Swap modes enable dramatic color effects to be applied to images and movies direct from the camera - you can keep one color and change the rest to black and white with Color Accent, or exchange one color for another with Color Swap. The cameras also feature My Colors photo effects for additional in-camera color customization.
Advanced Shooting for More Creative Control
In addition to Auto Exposure and the preset Shooting Modes, The PowerShot G9 provides advanced exposure control features for greater creative expression. In addition to Program (P), Aperture-priority (Av), and Shutter-priority (Tv) modes, the Manual (M) provides the ultimate in creative control, where you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance. In addition, a Custom (C) mode lets you define and store your own settings to achieve the effects you prefer, and Stitch Assist lets you build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
RAW File Mode for the Ultimate in Creative Control
The RAW Mode lets you shoot images without image loss due to JPEG compression so your images are clearer and you'll have more complete creative control when editing. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.
High ISO Sensitivity
The PowerShot G9 features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.
High-Resolution Movie Mode
The PowerShot G9 allows you to record extremely smooth, high-resolution movie clips in XGA at 15 fps (1024 x 768 pixels) or select from VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) with frame rates of 30 fps and 15 fps for recording up to 1 hour or 4GB. Plus Compact Movie Mode (QQVGA; 160 x 120 pixels) records at 15 fps for up to 3 minutes. There is even a Time Lapse Movie Feature that records 640 x 480 pixel images at 0.5, 1.0 or 2.0 second intervals with a 15 fps playback. With the highly flexible movie features of the G9, you can create the movie that's perfect for any application.
Large 3.0-inch LCD Monitor with Wide Viewing Angle
The 3.0-inch LCD monitor gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution PureColor LCD II offers offers a crisp, clear picture with more spectacular color, resolution and contrast, even when viewing at an angle. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light, and the screen is highly durable with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating.
Compatible with Auxiliary Lenses and EOS Speedlite Flashes
The PowerShot G9 is compatible with many shooting accessories, not only wide and telephoto converter lenses, a waterproof case and High-Power Flash designed for all of the PowerShot models, but it is also compatible with Speedlite EX series Flash Units. By using Speedlites, the G9 is able to have extra functions such as autoflash metering, FE lock and Flash exposure compensation, continuous shooting with external flash and more.
USB 2.0 Interface
The PowerShot G9 supports the USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) standard, so you'll enjoy the highest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 compatible computer.
Easy, Flexible Direct Printing Options
The Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the camera to a Canon Direct Photo Printer or PictBridge supported printer, press the Print/Share button and print. The Direct Print feature allows for image preview and editing (including cropping) on the camera when connected to a compatible printer. Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images directly to a computer (Windows).
Camera Type Advanced Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/1.7" 12.4 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution 12.1 million pixels
Color Depth 36-Bit RGB
Color Modes My Colors (Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color)
Image File Formats RAW (uncompressed)
JPEG (SuperFine, Fine, Normal)
Exif 2.2, DCF & DPOF 1.1 compliant
Recorded Resolution Large (4000 x 3000)
Widescreen (4000 x 2248)
Medium 1 (3264 x 2448)
Medium 2 (2592 x 1944)
Medium 3 (1600 x 1200)
Small (640 x 480)
Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG with Audio
High Resolution (1024 x 768 @ 15 fps)
Standard (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)
Standard LP (640 x 480 @30 fps)
Standard (320 x 240 @ 30 fps)
Compact (160 x 120 @ 15 fps)
Time Lapse (640 x 480 @ 0.5, 1.0 or 2.0 second interval/15 fps playback)
Clip length limited to 4GB file except Compact that is limited to 3 minutes and Time Lapse that is limited to 2 hours
Audio Recording WAVE (Monaural)
Lens Type Canon SR Zoom lens
Optical Zoom 6x
Lens Focal Length 7.4mm - 44.4mm (35mm - 210mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 4x
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39" (1cm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8-4.8
Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Canon OIS)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No (58mm with optional LA-DC58H Lens Adapter)
Focus Control
Focus Type TTL Autofocus
Focus Modes AiAF (Face Detection, 9-point), 1-point AF (any position or fixed center)
Focus Range Normal: 19.2" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 0.39" (1cm) - 19.2" (50cm) wide
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO
High ISO Auto
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed 15-1/2500 seconds
Noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 seconds
Aperture Range f/2.8-4.8 - f/11.0
Exposure Metering TTL-AE (Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot)
Exposure Modes Program AE, AE Lock, Program (P), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), Manual (M), Custom (C1, C2), Special Scene, Exposure Compensation (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, ISO 3200, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash Off)
Effective Flash Range Normal: 1.6' (0.5m) -13' (4.0m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
External Flash Control Automatic E-TTL Flash with EX-series Speedlites
Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between Shots Less than 1 second
Burst Capability Continuous Shooting at 1.5 fps
Self Timer 2 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval Recording No (possible when tethered to PC)
Date & Time Stamp No (simultaneous recording onto image data)
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory No
Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD) Card
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Recording Capacity Includes 32MB Secure Digital (SD) Card

Still Image Capacity

RAW Super Fine Fine Normal
Large 1 5 9 20
Widescreen - 7 12 27
Medium 1 - 8 14 30
Medium 2 - 11 21 42
Medium 3 - 30 53 102
Small - 114 177 278

Video Capacity

Video Mode Record Time
High Resolution 14 seconds
Normal (640x480) 14 seconds
Normal LP (640x480) 28 seconds
Normal (320x240) 40 seconds
Compact 3 minutes 15 seconds
Time lapse (1 fps) 7 minutes 45 seconds
Time lapse (0.5 fps) 15 minutes 30 seconds
Battery Type NB-2LH Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Power Adapter ACK-DC20 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge, Canon Direct)
Remote Control No
Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Windows System
  • IBM PC/AT compatible with Pentium 500MHz or higher processor
  • Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 SP4, XP,
  • Built-in USB Port

Macintosh System

  • PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 Processor
  • Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, OS X (10.1 - 10.4)
  • Built-in USB Port
Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Display 3.0" LTPS TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels) with wide viewing angle
Language Options English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian
Playback Options Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, Movie (Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.2 x 2.9 x 1.7" (107 x 72 x 43mm)
Weight 11.3 oz. (320g) body only
Canon PowerShot G9, 12.1 Megapixel, 6x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera
  • 32MB Secure Digital (SD) Card
  • NB-2LH Lithium-ion Battery Pack
  • CB-2LW Battery Charger
  • IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
  • AVC-DC300 AV Cable
  • NS-DC6 Neck Strap
  • Digital Camera Solution Software CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Canon Limited Warranty
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