PowerShot G9 Announced

August 20th, 2007  |  Published in pictures and photography

Canon unveils PowerShot G9 12.1 Megapixel compact camera:

The camera also features RAW Mode, enabling the use of RAW+JPEG functionality, so photographers can snap JPEG images for immediate use and RAW images for more extensive image editing later on.

There’s a lot more to it than that, but it’s good to see just that in the feature list. I recently had occasion to snap a few shots with Sven’s G5, the last G-series PowerShot model I owned, and remembered why I liked it so much. If the new model has the processor power to handle RAW shooting, it’ll be a really nice “not ready to commit to a dSLR” camera: Nicer optics than the superzooms, more control than models aimed at people who really want to just point and shoot.

The one thing I don’t like about it, just glancing the product shots, is the missing tilt-and-twist display, but that was missing in the G7 as well.

I wouldn’t trade my k100d for one now, but if these had been out just two months ago I would have had a debate on my hands.

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