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Canon Powershot G9 Digital Camera

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The Powershot G9 is a seriously impressive digital compact from Canon. It comes armed with 12.1 megapixels, RAW image capture, high ISO, 6x optical zom, image stabiliser, manual or 9-point auto focus, and a large 3.0-inch LCD screen

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  • 12.1 Megapixels, 1/1.7" sensor
  • 6x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer
  • RAW image recording
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE
  • 9-point AiAF and FlexiZone AF/AE
  • 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II
  • ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift
  • 25 shooting modes
6x optical zoom with optical image stabiliser
The high quality 6x zoom lens features Canon's exclusive SR coating for pin sharp clarity and reduced ghosting. To make the most of the long zoom range, the optical image stabiliser also keeps camera shake to a minimum.

RAW image recording
Records images literally as raw data with no compression and therefore no loss of quality. RAW Image Task software then gives you total control over image settings and parameters for post-shoot editing. Simultaneous RAW and JPEG shooting is also available for greater flexibility.

DIGIC III Processor
For high speed operation and clear, sharp images. Canon's iSAPS function also uses programmed data to recoggnise scene types and thus optimise camera settings. In adition, face detection is also employed with the option of "Face Select and Track". This allows you to choose a face from up to 35 that have been identified by the camera and select it as the primary subject. Red eye correction is also possible during playback.

9-point AiAF and FlexiZone AF/AE
Choose between manual focus, rapid 9-point AiAF or FlexiZone AF/AE to manually select a specific auto-focus point.

ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift
With ISO 1600 mode in operation, the image stabiliser is also employed to minimise blur. Auto ISO shift will automatically increase the ISO sensitivity if the camera detects the possibility of blur occuring.

Shooting Modes and My Colors
25 separate shooting modes range from automatic to full manual control, including two custom settings. The My Colors tool applies in-camera colour effects during or after shooting.

In addition to having a built in flash, this camera is also fully compatible with Canon's EX range of flashguns.


Bag/Case size (not supplied) Rezo 60, Apex 60 AW
Flashgun compatibility Canon 220EX/430EX/580EX, HF-DC1
AC Adapter Fitting Canon ACK-DC20
Battery Compatibility Fitting Canon NB2LH
Colour Black
Megapixel Banding 12 to 12.9 Megapixels
Maximum Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels
Optical Zoom 6x
Lens Zoom
Digital Zoom 4x
Macro (cm) 1cm
Focal Length (35mm equiv) for Digital Compact Cameras/Lenses 35-210mm
Storage for Digital Compacts MultiMedia , SD Card, SDHC
Supplied Card 32MB
Connection Type USB 2.0
Operating System Mac OS, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Monitor Size 3.0"
Optical Viewfinder Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) No
Battery Type Li-ion NB-2LH/ NB-2L
Mains Adapter Included No
Audio Recording Yes
Image Sensor 1/1.7 inch
Exposure Compensation Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Video Out NTSC
Tripod Thread Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 106.4 x 71.9 x 42.5mm
Weight (g) 320g