It’s now officially unveiled: the Canon PowerShot G11. Though you may think that this is simply just an update to Canon top–of–the–line for compact digital cameras, the G11 is said to improve on the G10 in many ways. One curious note though: the G11 has only 10 megapixels.
Not that megapixel count has mattered for the past year or so. The Canon PowerShot G11 utilizes a high-sensitivity CCD sensor that goes up to ISO 3200. Paired with the enhanced DIGIC 4 as well as other new technologies like i–Contrast, this camera should produce images as good or better than the G10 and its competitors. It should, or Canon loses that chunk of the market as its competitors have gained ground in this field. Then again, maybe there’s really no point to the G–series cameras now that it can hardly cope up with MFT compacts like the Olympus E–P1 and the Panasonic Lumix GF1?