Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Although I haven't put one through its paces yet, the new Canon PowerShot G11 sounds like the proverbial dream come true for serious photographers. Combining the best features of the legendary Canon G-series compact cameras, the PowerShot G11 has an articulated LCD that swivels and tilts (and reverses to protect itself snugly against the camera body) plus advanced low noise performance in low light.

The lens is a 5X zoom that starts at 28mm (equiv.). Top shutter speed of 1/4000 second means it's capable of handling most fast action shots, too.

Here's the rundown on the key features. Look for it in October for around $499.

∙ RAW + JPEG File Capture
∙ Articulated 2.8" LCD
∙ High Performance Low Noise in Low Light
∙ ISO 80~3200
∙ 28mm Wideangle Lens (5X Zoom, 28mm-140mm equiv.)
∙ 10 Megapixel from 1/1.7-inch (0.59") CCD
∙ 1/4000 Second Shutter Speed
∙ Exposure Compensation -2 to +2 (in 1/3 Stop Increments)
∙ Flash Coverage to 23 ft. (at 28mm)
∙ HDMI Output
∙ Face AiAF
∙ 390 Shots per Charge
∙ Weighs Less than 13 ounces