Despite the plethora of cheap dSLRs on the market, there's still room for some all-in-one, relatively compact enthusiast cameras--at least that's what seems to keep Canon's PowerShot G series going year after year. The latest model, the PowerShot G9, replaces the
- 12 megapixels
- f/2.8-to-4.8, 35mm-to-210mm-equivalent (6X) optically stabilized lens
- Raw file support
- 3-inch LCD
- Digic III image processor
Still smarting from users' response to its having dropped raw-format support form the G7, Canon reinstates support with the G9. The 12-megapixel sensor is the same as that used by the new, as is Digic III image processor. It uses the same lens as its predecessor, which we found had quite a bit of distortion at the 35mm-equivalent end.
Canon expects to ship the PowerShot G9 in late September for $499.