An exciting announcement for point and shooters. So hold off on the new camera purchase the new Canon G11 will be released end of October-it will be a good Christmas. Instead of going over the roof with an even larger mega pixel (last count, the G10 was 14 mp) the new cam is going for better image quality with just 10 mp.

The only thing I really want to know is how noiseless the new low light feature is. That swivel screen is also a great plus. Hopefully there will be some hands on review soon. Read on with more info from Canon USA.

The new Canon G11. Image from Canon USA.

The new Canon G11. Image from Canon USA.

Image Quality That’s Better Than Ever.

New 10.0 Megapixel sensor coupled with Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor designed as the High Sensitivity System for improved low light image performance.
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The PowerShot G11 employs a newly-developed, 10.0 Megapixel High Sensitivity System by combining a powerful CCD sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Thanks to this technological advancement, the G11 is dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the PowerShot G11 delivers with a new maximum setting of ISO 3200. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity.In addition, a new Low Light mode lets you capture images in an astonishing range of conditions. The camera automatically adjusts the ISO speed from ISO 320 to ISO 12800 in relation to ambient brightness, subject movement and camera shake.