Canon G6 or S2? Battery charge overseas?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Andreas Schmidt, May 17, 2005.

  1. I cannot decide between the Canon Powershot G6 and the Powershot S2 IS. I
    want a good prosumer camera that I use for ambitious amateur shots. I saw
    both cameras for the same price.

    Originally, I had decided for the G6. It seems a better deal and a more
    professional camera. But then, I saw it has proprietary batteries! The
    problem is I am in the U.S. (110V), but will be in Germany for a longer
    time soon (220V). The S2 uses 4 AA batteries, so it will be no problem to
    charge them with standard chargers anywhere in the world.

    Is that a reason to buy the S2 instead of the G6? Is that an equally good
    camera? Does anyone have experience with charging a G6 (bought in the
    U.S.) overseas? I don't want to spend additionaly $60 or so for a second
    battery charger.

    Andreas Schmidt, May 17, 2005
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  2. The battery charger that comes with the Powershot G6 is rated
    100-240V, 50-60HZ and will work just as well in Europe as it does
    in the USA. You will need to get a new power cord (it is detachable)
    with a German plug or one of those plug adapters sold at airports and
    travel stores becuase the physical shape of the plugs used in Germany
    is different than those used in the USA.

    I can't comment on which is the better camera.
    Gisle Hannemyr, May 17, 2005
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  3. Andreas Schmidt

    jean Guest

    The charger will work anywhere with the proper adapter. I have a G6 and it
    is a good camera. Keep the ISO at the lowest setting possible to get lower
    noise (grain) and get the 220EX external flash for indoor shots. The G6 and
    220EX are a very good travel combo, not too big and with enough control for
    those situations requiring a bit more than "press the button and hope for
    the best".

    jean, May 17, 2005
  4. Thanks for your answers! I ordered a G6 from and a 512MB SanDisk
    CompactFlash from $550 altogether, incl. shipping.

    Andreas Schmidt, May 18, 2005
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