Canon PowerShot G11 Review

Overall Score

55

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/1.7 CCD Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Articulated Screen
  • Optical (tunnel) Viewfinder
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 112 x 76 x 48 mm, 375g.
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  • Replaced by: PowerShot G12

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Canon PowerShot G11 Overview


First introduced in December, 2009, Canon PowerShot G11 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/1.7 (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Canon replaced PowerShot G11 with Canon G12. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon G11 with Canon G12


Canon G11 comes with a 7.53 x 5.64 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 9.41 mm (0.37").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot G11

Sensor resolution of Canon G11 ~ 3660 x 2731 pixels.

Canon G11 has Crop Factor: 4.6

The sensor has a surface area of 42.5 mm².

There are approximate 9,995,460 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon G11


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot G11 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
4.5 Lens at Tele
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.5
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 461 fps
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot G11 has an Overall Score of 55/100 and ranked #111 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #426 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon G11 Scores
Imaging score
41
Features score
59
Value for money score
70
Portability score
89
Overall score
55
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Canon G11


Canon PowerShot G11 weighs 375g and has external dimensions of 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Canon G11 is 200 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon G11 is more by 14mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G11
375g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G11
48mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot G11 with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot G11

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot G11 Dimensions PowerShot G11
Canon PowerShot G12 Canon G12 401 g 375 g 112 x 76 x 48 mm 112 x 76 x 48 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 375 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 112 x 76 x 48 mm
Canon PowerShot G15 Canon G15 352 g 375 g 107 x 76 x 40 mm 112 x 76 x 48 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon G7 X 304 g 375 g 103 x 60 x 40 mm 112 x 76 x 48 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7100 Nikon P7100 395 g 375 g 116 x 77 x 48 mm 112 x 76 x 48 mm
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon G5 X 353 g 375 g 112 x 76 x 44 mm 112 x 76 x 48 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot G11


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot G11
Announced December, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.7
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 7.53 x 5.64 mm
Sensor Area 42.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NB-7L
Physical
Weight 375 g
Physical Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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