Friday, January 9, 2009

Canon PowerShot G3 Digital Camera

Canon Powershot G3 Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot G3 is an old version of Canon's Powershot G5 camera. Improvements in the new Powershot G3 begin with its exterior. It has a larger handgrip and the control layout was re-designed for easier access to key functions. The zoom lens is now a 4x optical (35-140mm in 35mm equivalent) with a maximum aperture range of f/2.0-3.0, offering the widest zoom range and largest aperture of any current Canon PowerShot model. Inside is a new proprietary dedicated signal processor called "DIGIC" that provides better image quality, increased processing speed and Movie clips up to 3-minutes at 320 x 240 resolution.

Canon Powershot G3 Features:
4-megapixel CCD with RGB primary color filters
Image sizes of 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768 and 640x480
13 image quality settings including 3 JPEG compression modes (Superfine, Fine and Normal) at any resolution
JPEG compressed and Canon raw image format
Canon 4x optical f/2.0-3.0 zoom lens (35-140mm in 35mm format)
1.8-inch Vari-Angle color LCD viewfinder/monitor
ISO 50, 100, 200 or 400
Shutter speeds from 15 secs to 1/1250 (1/2000 @ f4 and higher)
Noise reduction for 1.3 sec or longer time exposures
New 12-bit signal processor that's significantly faster than G2
Program AE (with Program Shift), Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority and Manual.
Image Zone modes: Auto, Pan Focus, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Color Effect, Stitch Assist, and Movie.
Movie mode with sound: QVGA (320x240) and Q2VGA (160x120) up to 180 sec.
Three types of Metering: Center-Weighted Average, Spot, and Evaluative
Now uses Canon iSAPS scene-analysis for more accurate exposures
Manual focus with numerical scale on the LCD and the portion of the image covered by the active focusing point is digitally enlarged while focusing.
FlexiZone AF system lets user select the AF point almost anywhere in frame
AF assist focusing illuminator for dim to dark environments
First digicam to offer Auto Focus bracketing, takes 3 shots with minor variations in the focal distance.
User-selectable exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, auto exposure bracketing
White balance modes; six preset plus 2 custom settings
Playback histogram function with over-exposure warning
CompactFlash Type II slot compatible with Microdrives
Canon G3 Battery is lithium canon rechargeable battery pack BP-511
Hot Shoe flash for Canon Speedlites
Direct print to Canon CP-10, CP-100, S830D and S530D photo printers
Exif 2.2 compatible for optimal print quality
Optional wide angle, telephoto and closeup lens converters

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