The PowerShot G2's 4.0 megapixel CCD provides high resolution for prints that are comparable to the products of fine 35mm cameras. The CCD is also equipped with primary color filters (RGB) for superior color reproduction. While in the past, primary color filters caused images to be somewhat noisier than complementary color filters, the G2 includes a IC with improved signal processing to compensate for this. So images are not only rich in detail but also include true-to-life color, and lower noise levels.
Two resolution modes with sound allow you to shoot video at 15 frames per second and view it using QuickTime software on your computer (included with camera). Movie High allows you to shoot up to 30 seconds while Movie Low allows you to shoot up to 120 seconds.