Canon's G2 is a four million pixel model with SLR
handling and a 3x optical zoom. Images can be recorded in RAW TIFF mode or in a
range of JPEG compression modes with a maximum image size of 2272x1704 pixels.
Three autofocus modes are on offer including continuous and single frame
shooting, plus three selectable AF points. There are 12 shooting modes including
program, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, manual, various subject program
modes and a stitching mode. A histogram is provided so you can check subject
contrast and a shutter speed range of 15-1/1000sec is available. The camera has
automatic ISO setting and white balance control but both can be overridden if
The camera features a vari-angle LCD monitor that twists and
swivels to ensure you can view the image from all angles.
Canon say the G2
uses much less power than previous models so that you can take more pictures per
battery charge. . Images are stored on CompactFlash and Type II can be used
allowing up to 1Gb of storage.
A hot shoe is provided so Speedlite guns can
be attached, and accessory lenses can be used to make the 34-102mm lens more
There's a high speed shooting mode offering up to 2.5fps and a
movie mode that records 30 seconds sequences of AVI.
The Powershot G2 will be
available from the end of September for around 750. See the full spec in our
specifications compared section.