Superior Resolution, Newly Optimized
PowerShot G6 captures an amazing 7.1 megapixels of resolution to give even your largest prints rich, smooth detail and color. The CCD is optimized by a new optical system for superb image clarity.
Fast, Bright Zoom Unmatched in its Class
Powerful 4x Optical Zoom 35-140mm (35mm equivalent)
Experience an exceptionally powerful and responsive zoom with a fine-tuned drive mechanism that speeds nimbly from the wide-end to the telephoto end in under two seconds. The G6's f/2.0-3.0 zoom is unmatched among competing cameras in this class
Designed for Comfortable, Convenient Shooting
NEW Ergonomic SLR-style Grip and 2-inch LCD Monitor
A new, ergonomically designed grip evokes the traditional comfort and secure hold of an SLR camera.
Canon Technology Ensures High Quality Images
Canon's exclusive DIGIC Image Processor revolutionized how you shoot digital by allowing the camera to process images faster and improving the accuracy of the autofocus. DIGIC also reduces the effects on noise in your images.
iSAPS Technology is an entirely new scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Perfect Focus, Anywhere in the Frame
9-point AiAF gives you unlimited flexibility in framing your shots your way. The system ensures that even far off-center subjects will be quickly and accurately focused.
Shoot in any Situation; Get Creative with Reliable Results
12 EOS-based Shooting Modes plus Photo Effects, Super Macro Mode, Wide-area FlexiZone AF/AE and Spot Metering
The camera's numerous shooting modes will satisfy both beginners and advanced photographers. Everyday shooting situations are made easy with preset parameters, and creativity is encouraged with plenty of flexibility for the user control.
Quality Movies and Advanced Print Options
VGA-quality Movies, ID Photo Print*, Movie Print*
PowerShot G6 lets you record smooth VGA-quality movies (640 x 480 pixels at 10 frames / second) up to 30 seconds long. Two additional movie quality modes are also available.
ID Photo Print is a great convenience, offering an easy way to create ID photos in 28 sizes to match typical ID-photo requirements for many countries.
Movie Print lets you print multiple, successive stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet. The number of stills printed is automatically chosen to correspond with the paper size.
Print Direct from Canon Direct and PictBridge Photo Printers
Image Capture Device
Type: 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)
Optical Zoom: 4.0x
Digital Zoom: 4.1x
Combined Zoom: 16x
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%
Aperture and Shutter
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
Sensitivity: AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method: Evaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot
Exposure Control Method: Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE or Manual
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
AE Lock: Available
ND Filter: Built-in
White Balance Control: Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Flash), or Custom White Balance (2 positions)
Flash: 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
Self-Timer: 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: CompactFlash (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: ModeSuperFine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels: Still Image: 3,072 x 2,304 (RAW/Large), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small)
Total length of movie files recordable on specific CF cards; Individual 640 x 480 movie clips are limited to 30 seconds maximum per clip; individual 320 x 240 and 160 x 120 movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip.
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: NTSC or PAL
Audio Out: Monaural
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511A, BP-511, BP-512 or BP-514)
2. AC adapter
3. Car battery adapter
4. Coin-type secondary Lithium battery (CR-2025)
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 degrees 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 degrees C). Repeat playback automatically at a speed of 1 image per 5 seconds.
Operating Temperature: 32-104 degrees F/0-40 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.1 x 2.9 x 2.9 in./104.9 x 72.8 x 73.1mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 13.4 oz. / 380g (camera body only)
Note: 14 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese)