Canon has announced a new camera in its PowerShot range, the G7, which boasts a 10 megapixel sensor (seems to be the current benchmark). It will take pictures in 4:3 and 3:2 format but not the 16:9 widescreen format natively. Its top output gives a 3648×2736 resolution, with a range of other sizes available depending on the quality setting. There are also 3 JPEG image quality settings.
It features 6x optical zoom, image stabilisation, a focal length of 7.4 – 44.4mm, aperture range of f/2.8 (W) to f/4.8 (T), auto-focus with face detection, and ISO range between 100 and 1600. There are 13 shooting modes, a 4x digital zoom, and movie mode up to 1024×768 resolution at 15fps. It has a 2.5inch LCD preview window. It comes with 32Mb internal memory and takes SD expansion cards.
It looks like a fairly substantial camera finished in black, and weighs in at 320g, with dimensions 106.4 x 71.9 x 42.5mm.
It’ll be available in the US at least in October, priced $600. No word on its trip to the UK yet.