Atkins wrote:The main news is that the "top of the line" Powershot G11 has a new "high sensitivity" 10MP sensor. This is a fairly bold step by Canon, dropping resolution from 15MP in the G10 to "only" 10MP in the G11. Of course this is something that advanced photographers have been requesting for a while in the hope that dropping the pixel count will improve the image quality at high ISO settings. According to Canon sources, the noise performance of the G11 should be up to two stops better than that of the G10. That means that image quality at ISO 3200 on the G11 should be similar to that at ISO 800 on the G10.
Canon wrote:The PowerShot G-series has long been the flagship of the PowerShot line. The new Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera further adds to the legacy of this award-winning series with its advanced features, variety of shooting modes and compatible EOS accessories which help to enhance one's photographic creativity. Designed for those looking for a pocket-sized camera with SLR functionality, this new powerful camera is ideal for the consumer who is looking to capture beautiful landscapes and professional portraits by offering:
# A 10.0-Megapixel High Sensitivity System to capture images with a powerful 5x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization. Additionally, a 28mm (equivalent to 28-140 mm) wide-angle lens helps to get large groups into one shot at events such as a family reunion.
# A 2.8-inch vari-angle PureColor System LCD, new to the G-series, allowing for easier on-camera previewing and reviewing of images from nearly every angle, while still incorporating the optical viewfinder found on previous models.
# Easy access to heavily used functions with two mode dials for adjusting ISO and exposure compensation, and a full range of shooting and recording modes, including RAW + JPEG for ultimate creative control when editing images.
# A host of optional accessories, including Speedlite flashes, an underwater housing and a tele-converter lens to provide further photographic flexibility.
Scheduled to be available in October, the PowerShot G11 Digital Camera retails for an estimated price of $499.99.