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Achieve peak performance. The PowerShot G9 captures 12.1 Megapixels with a 1/1.7" sensor. Flexible con... See full description.
  • Compact
  • 4000x3000 pixels

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product description

Achieve peak performance. The PowerShot G9 captures 12.1 Megapixels with a 1/1.7" sensor. Flexible control, RAW image recording and a versatile range of accessories set new standards in compact photography.


  • 12.1 Megapixels, 1/1.7" sensor
  • 6x optical zoom with optical Image
  • RAW image recording
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE
  • 9-point AiAF and FlexiZone AF/AE
  • 3.0" PureColor LCD II
  • ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift
  • 25 shooting modes
  • Range of accessories

Imaging excellence

12.1 Megapixels
A 12.1 Megapixel with large 1/1.7" CCD sensor captures enough fine detail for creative cropping and superb quality poster-size prints.

6x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer
Optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts the effect of camera shake, allowing slower shutter speeds in low-light. The 6x optical zoom affords framing flexibility with pin-sharp clarity and reduced ghosting thanks to Canon’s exclusive SR coating.

RAW image recording
RAW mode records images exactly as they are captured by the sensor – with no processing and no compression. RAW Image Task software then gives you total control over image settings and parameters for post-shoot editing. Simultaneous RAW and JPEG recording is also an option for maximum convenience and flexibility.

DIGIC III with advanced Noise Reduction
The DIGIC III processor delivers high-speed performance, superior colour rendition and cleaner images at high ISO speeds. iSAPS technology uses shooting scene data to optimise camera settings before a shot is taken.

Face Detection AF/AE/FE
Face Detection Technology ensures superb people shots by automatically setting optimum focus, exposure and flash. Face Select and Track lets you choose your primary subject from up to 35 identified faces. Red-Eye Correction in playback keeps eyes looking natural.

9-point AiAF and FlexiZone AF/AE
Enjoy greater versatility with a choice of focusing options. Switch between manual focus, rapid 9-point AiAF or FlexiZone AF/AE to manually select a specific auto-focus point.

Huge 3.0" LCD screen
The 3.0" high-resolution PureColor LCD II features a scratch-resistant, low-reflection coating to handle sunny conditions and enhance colour reproduction. A wide viewing angle with high contrast improves your view from every angle.

ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift
ISO 1600 combines with optical Image Stabilizer to counteract image blur. A dedicated ISO dial allows quick selection of ISO settings, while Auto ISO Shift automatically increases ISO to further reduce the risk of blurring.

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

Full range of options includes wide and tele converter lenses, waterproof case (40m depth) and Canon EX Speedlite flash accessories with wireless control.*

product specification
Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 4000x3000 pixels
Optical zoom ratio 6x optical zoom
Screen size 3"
Digital zoom ratio 4x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Yes image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SD Card storage
Media format SDHC Card storage
Media format MMC Card storage
Media format MMCplus Card storage
Media format HC MMCplus storage
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 320g
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/2500 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/15 max. shutter speed
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 106.4x71.9x42.5mm
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-4.8 max. aperture lens 1
Release date 18 Sep 2007
Height in mm 7.2
Width in mm Width: 106.4mm
Depth in mm 4.2
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length 210 Millimetres
Lowest focal length 35 Millimetres