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Specification for Canon PowerShot G1

Main Features
Resolution 3.34
Optical Zoom 3
Battery Type Alkaline
Main characteristics
Resolution: 3.34 Megapixel
Optical Zoom: 3x
Camera Type: Standard Point and Shoot
Lens
Optical Zoom: 3x
35mm Zoom Lens: 34 - 102 mm
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focus Range: 27.6 in. to Infinity (w)
Macro Focus Range: 2.4 - 27.6 in. (w) / 7.9 - 27.6 in. (t)
Focal Length: 7 - 21 mm
Image Quality
Camera Resolution: 3.34 Megapixel
Image Resolutions: 640 x 4802048 x 15361024 x 768
Exposure Control
Aperture Range: f8 (w) - f2/f2.5 (w/t)
Shutter Speed: 8 - 1/1000 sec
White Balance: Auto
Frames Per Second: 1.7 Frames
Storage
Memory Type: CompactFlash Card Type I
Compression Modes: FineNormalUncompressed
Compression Type: JPEGRaw Image
Viewfinder / Display
LCD Panel: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 1.8 in.
LCD Screen Resolution: 113,578 pixels
Interfaces
Interface Type: USBSerial
Power Supply
Battery Type: Proprietary Lithium
Battery Life: 800 Images
Included Features
Mp3 Built In:
System Requirements
Operating System: Apple Mac OS 8Apple Mac OS 9
Other
Height: 7.6 cm
Width: 11.9 cm
Depth: 6.4 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg

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Latest Reviews

★★★★★
Canon PowerShot G1

“Easy To Use!”

Written on: 29/11/2011 by bridezilla3 (2 reviews written)

I got this camera as a wedding gift and used it a few times now. Used it on my honeymoon and the pictures turned out great. For someone like me who is a klutz and don't know how to use cameras, reading the manual would be helpful… Read Full Review

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Canon PowerShot G1

“Easy to use in all conditions; bought this digital...”

Written on: 08/09/2001 by Kayaker. (1 review written)

Easy to use in all conditions; bought this digital camera late last year and have not regretted it at all. Excellent choice.
Excellent image quality, use it for work.
Excellent quality even on low res images in jpeg format.
Even with maximum images on 16 meg card, good quality.
Lots of shooting options.
Good in low light, variable light conditions. Battery power good… Read Full Review

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Canon PowerShot G1

“This digital camera is unreal. Before buying it I...”

Written on: 19/08/2001 by Steev. (1 review written)

This digital camera is unreal. Before buying it I compared spec's and sample outputs from various digital cameras (Nikon Coolpix 990, Casio QV 3000 etc) on www.imaging-resource.com before plumping for the Canon and have not been disappointed for a second. I bought the 1GB IBM microdrive as to use the camera effectively you need a significant amount of storage and there were several reports of problems with the 340Gb microdrive.
I've just returned from a 2 week holiday in Crete with 450 high… Read Full Review

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Canon PowerShot G1

“ACQUIRED IN JANUARY, HAVE TAKEN IT ABROAD NUMBER OF...”

Written on: 04/08/2001 by VINOD. (1 review written)

ACQUIRED IN JANUARY, HAVE TAKEN IT ABROAD NUMBER OF TIMES, ON EACH OCCASION THE RESULTS HAVE REACHED BEYOND SATSISFACTION. THE STANDARD 16MEG MEMORY MAY NOT BE ENOUGH, BUT NOWADAYS IT CAN BE CHEAPLY UPGRADED. WE ACHEVED BEST RESULTS BY USING LITTLE OR NO COMPRESSION… Read Full Review

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Canon PowerShot G1

“The Canon Powershot G1 is a superb "compact" zoom type...”

Written on: 01/06/2001 by Neil Wallis-Tennant. (1 review written)

The Canon Powershot G1 is a superb "compact" zoom type digital camera (with SLR controls)! Well done Canon! everything that a novice or amateur photographer would want, although the additional 'F' stops of 11 and 16 would be useful for that touch more creative ability..

I love the camera to bits, and although want the D30, would never part with it in the near foreseeable future as this would make a good "compact convenience camera" or stand in if the D30 went pear shaped - good thing is -… Read Full Review

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Canon PowerShot G1

“My initial impression of the Powershot G1 was, ehh...”

Written on: 11/04/2001 by Etienne Greeff. (1 review written)

My initial impression of the Powershot G1 was, ehh that is not as pretty as it looks in the brochure. This Canon is certainly a functional camera in the same way as an old style Russian apartment block is functional. Having said that I've had the camera for a while now and it is an absolute dream. As an old SLR user ( purist you might call me - I've only worked with manual type camera's ) I've adapted to the camera very quickly. The manual control is excellent, the focus can be a bit difficult… Read Full Review

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Canon PowerShot G1

“Controls are easy to access. Rechargeable batteries...”

Written on: 21/03/2001 by Simon Haig. (1 review written)

Controls are easy to access. Rechargeable batteries last absolutely ages and charge very very quickly… Read Full Review

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Canon PowerShot G1

“Extra high resolution on this camera means you can...”

Written on: 13/03/2001 by Paul. (1 review written)

Extra high resolution on this camera means you can enlarge without loosing the photo quality.
Also shoots 30 seconds of movie including sound but of course, this does not compare with a decent camcorder. If it's movies you are after then get a camcorder.
This is the choice for the serious amateur who wants the flexibility of departing from the program modes to use shutter priority, aperture priority and manual. Its a great choice as it has the capability to keep rewarding you as you become more… Read Full Review

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