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Canon unveils Powershot G7  
Thursday, September 14, 2006 | by Rob Galbraith

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Born Again: The Canon PowerShot G7. (Photo courtesy Canon)
Canon today introduced the PowerShot G7, a new top-of-the-line offering in their compact camera lineup.

The camera features a 9.98 million image pixel CCD, 6X zoom lens with optical image stabilization and built-in lens cap, an ISO range of 80-1600 (at full resolution), promised faster performance and improved image processing courtesy of Canon's third-generation DIGIC III circuitry, 9-point autofocus, Secure Digital card slot, a 2.5 inch, 207,000-dot rear LCD (plus rangefinder-style optical viewfinder), face detection technology, video capture at up to 1024 x 768 and a hot shoe for compatibility with Canon EX-series Speedlites.

The new model is housed in a trimmer, lighter body than the PowerShot G6 introduced back in 2004. The PowerShot G7 can record still pictures as JPEGs only, there is no RAW option.

The PowerShot G7 is slated to ship in October 2006 at an estimated street price in the U.S. of US$599.99. Canon has also unveiled the PowerShot SD900/Digital IXUS 900 Ti, PowerShot SD800 IS/Digital IXUS 850 IS and PowerShot SD40/Digital IXUS i7.

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