Canon G2 Digital Camera Quiz

  1. Which four shooting modes support the RAW file format? (answers below)
  2. How many seconds of video can be shot at 320x240 resolution?

  3. 3. How many different JPEG compression settings does the camera support and what is the default?
  4. 4. About how many megabytes does an image consume when shot at maximum resolution with Superfine compression?

  5. 5. What is the maximum number of image/shots that can be stitched together?
  6. 6. Describe how a histogram looks for an image with balanced brightness.

  7. 7. What is the Parallax Phenomenon, and when is it most noticeable?
  8. 8. What is the longest length of video possible, and what is is resolution?

  9. What are the four color effects and what do they do?
  10. What instructions should you give to people when shooting them with the Night Scene mode?

  11. Why is a tripod a good idea when shooting in Landscape mode?
  12. How many photos does the manual claim can be taken with a fully charged battery using the LCD?

  13. What is the maximum distance of the remote control?
  14. How many RAW images can a 256MB CF card hold?

  15. Can you take another picture while the previous image is being displayed on the LCD?
  16. How do you stop displaying an image after pressing the Set button?

  17. What does a flashing-yellow indicator represent?
  18. When shooting, what does a solid orange light mean?

  19. What does the Diopter Adjustment lever do?
  20. In display mode, how do you know if any portions of the image are overexposed?

  21. How many different ISO settings are there, and what is the camera's default ISO setting?
  22. Name four ways to help minimize red-eye.

  23. The viewfinder sees what percentage of the field of vision?
  24. What happens to the background in Portrait mode?

  25. When would you use Pan Focus mode
  26. Bonus question #1: What is the default setting for digital zoom?
  27. Bonus question #2: What is the fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization?


  1. Program AE, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual
  2. 30

  3. 3 JPEG compression settings, Default = Fine
  4. 2
  5. 26
  6. peaks in the middle, drops at the ends

  7. a difference between the actual image and what you see in the viewfinder; most noticeable when the subject is close to the lens
  8. 2 minutes, at 160x120

  9. Vivid (emphasizes contrast & saturation), Neutral (tones down color & saturation), Sepia, and black & white.
  10. Don't move for a few seconds when the picture is taken

  11. Because a slow shutter speed is often selected in Landscape mode
  12. 400

  13. 5 meters, or 16 feet
  14. 84

  15. Yes
  16. Press the shutter button halfway

  17. Trouble focusing
  18. Ready to shoot, flash will fire

  19. It adjusts the viewfinder to adapt to your vision so that subjects appear in crisp focus
  20. Overexposed areas flash in detailed display mode

  21. 5 settings; default: 50
  22. 1. Have subject look directly at the red-eye reduction lamp; 2. Set lens to wide-angle; 3. Increase indoor lighting; 4. Move closer to the subject

  23. 84%
  24. The background appears faded

  25. When you don't want to wait for the camera to focus.
  26. Bonus #1: default: off
  27. Bonus #2: 1/250 sec

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