20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot G3 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Take it for a service.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 08, 2017


Check that your settings are on auto - to get the best in/out pics

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 23, 2014


You don't need the driver.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Windows Photo Gallery, Canon ZoomBrowser, or Picasa.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 24, 2013


The G3 can use SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards. As far as your camera is concerned, the only differences between them are size. SD cards go up to 2GB, SDHC cards go from 4GB to 32GB, and SDXC cards go from 64GB to 2TB.

The speed of the card won't matter much for shooting stills. For videos you'll want at least Class 4. As for the brand, stick with any of the major brands and you'll be fine.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 05, 2012


Hi,

I am sorry to hear regarding the trouble. This is a common problem. This is usually a problem with CCD sensor or LCD panel. As you mentioned, that when you turn on, the screen is red and blue, however it was able to take pictures ( you could also confirm it by attaching the camera to the computer and by transferring the images / videos to it ) - this would mean that CCD is working, however it was either bad panel or the connector that connects the LCD to the camera has wiggled loose. There were few recalls for CCD, however no recall for panel.Moreover, this is not a home repair. I would advise you to call Canon and complaint the same. You need to either negotiate the repair cost or ask for another model in lieu of this at a highly discounted rate. If everything goes in vein, the only option would be an investment in new camera.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jun 25, 2011


Unfortunately the lens has been damaged, the motor and gear linkage is compromised and will require a camera specialist to resolve the issue, I suggest getting an estimate before commitment.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 03, 2011


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use Canon ZoomBrowser or any other photo cataloging program.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 03, 2011


Pressing the "DISPLAY" button (at the bottom) will cycle through your display options. One option is 'no display' so hopefully that's what's wrong. If that button doesn't bring the display up, you'll have to consider that it may be faulty.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011


See if you can manually set the shutter speed. See page 83 of the manual which can be obtained from the link below
http://upload.cyfrowe.pl/cyfrowe/instrukcje/aparaty/canon/Canon_G3_eng.pdf

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011


Hello
You can get drivers of G3 from Cannon official web site Here
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0000581.asp
Hope this helps, if so do rate the solution Good Luck

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


Try downloading from
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_pro_series/powershot_g3#DriversAndSoftware

Consider NOT connecting the camera to the computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 07, 2010


You can do this by setting the communication mode to "ptp" instead of "normal" in the Set Up mode of the menu. Make sure you do thios before connecting the camera to the PC via the USB cable. Note that you may only be able to transfer Jpeg images and not Raw images.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 24, 2010


Page 157 of the User manual tells you about this. The video system settings are for connection to a TV and can be ignored. You should set the communication to "Normal" if you have installed the Canon G3 USB driver software on your PC. If you have not then communication needs to be set to "ptp". Note that certain file types cannot be transferred in the latter mode. It is best to keep the images as JPEG.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 24, 2010


You don't need any software. Just get a card reader and upload to a folder you create on your desktop.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 13, 2010


Do you have a way to test the battery and you know it's ok?

Those batteries have built-in protection circuitry that can cut out or turn off the battery entirely if it detected a problem like a short circuit, etc. And it may not get over it.

Try a 2nd battery or the AC power adapter directly.

Also check that the 3 little pins in the camera DC input jack are intact, straight, and not touching each other.

Some camera's won't turn on if the memory card door is open or the card is ejected but I tested that on my G3 and it still turns on either way.

Ah.... and lastly... there is a little electrical limit switch connected to the battery cover door that disables the camera if the battery door is open. It gets pressed by a small plastic piece attached to the battery cover when you close the battery door. If the plastic piece or the tiny, recessed switch has an issue then the camera won't turn on The switch could be bypassed internally (not easy to do) if that was the problem.

Look for a tiny, thin, black plastic switch about as thin as a staple down in a recessed hole (slot) near the battery cover hinge. Try gentle pushing the battery closed switch "over" a little. You can tell which way to push by observing how the battery door slides into position as you close it. I was able to turn on my camera with the door open by doing this.
The switch is very tiny, don't break it.

If the battery door isn't closing all the way that would also cause the same issue.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 23, 2010


Hi,

Unfortunately when this happens this can be a difficult issue to resolve without seeking a service repair as the likely cause is a jam in the lens gearing mechanism.

However, there are a few potential resolutions you can try yourself which can often work to avoid a service repair.

For more information please click here to see my FixYa Tip on this very subject and please do leave a vote for the solution if it helps.

Thanks.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010

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