Got sent this as well today. It was embargoed until 2.00pm today, so we’re only 59 minutes off getting an accidental world exclusive!
The G11’s a bit too rich at over £500 new, but it’ll be on the shortlist when we consider buying a chipped second-hand one with a broken/water damaged LCD off eBay for £60 in four years time.
Canon also sent out a staggering and frankly RUDE photo sample taken by the G11, clocking in at an unbelievable 16.2MB. Sending out a 16.2MB file unsolicited ought to be against internet laws.
The EXIF data says this shot was taken with a G10, but that’s probably just some sort of development thing. The press release is quite verbose, so we’ll attempt that thing other web sites do where they put the full text on a separate page.
Canon unveils successor to the PowerShot G10 – the PowerShot G11 – a compact camera to capture professional images
United Kingdom / Republic of Ireland, 19 August 2009: Canon today announces the launch of the feature packed PowerShot G11, the successor to the multi award-winning PowerShot G10 – the favourite compact of professional photographers and photoagencies the world over.
Commenting on his use of the predecessor to the PowerShot G11, the PowerShot G10, Gary Knight, acclaimed photojournalist and co-founder of the VII Photo Agency, said: “As a photojournalist who covers warzones, one of the main challenges I face is getting high quality images in hostile environments. To achieve this I need a camera that offers great image and build quality without the bulk, and the PowerShot G series is perfect for this purpose. When shooting in areas of conflict, it’s important to have a compact camera in my bag that allows me to work discreetly but also provides the level of quality required to get the photos I need. The G Series excels in this respect, delivering great quality images from a compact body that is less intimidating than that of an SLR.”
Professional photographers will benefit from the G11’s greatly expanded dynamic range. Canon’s new Dual Anti-Noise System combines a high sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel image sensor with Canon’s enhanced DIGIC 4 image processing technology to increase image quality and greatly improve noise performance by up to 2 stops (compared to PowerShot G10). The PowerShot G11 also includes i-Contrast technology, which prevents high-light blowout whilst retaining low-light detail – ideal for difficult lighting situations.
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