As everyone most likely knows by now Canon announced the new G11 camera to replace the G10. But did they succeed in doing so?
The Canon G10 is a 14.7 megapixel (too high for the average person anyway), 5x optical zoom with IS. 28mm wide lens and a 3″ LCD.
The Canon G11 is a 10 megapixel, 5x optical zoom, 28mm wide lens with a 2.8″ swivel LCD
My opinion. Canon downgraded the megapixels which is good for the average consumer but not for photographers who use the camera professionally as a backup, scouting camera, etc. However, with the Digic 4 processor at 10 megapixels the ISO noisy should be better. I guess we will have to see when sample photos and reviews start emerging. The didn’t change the lens but did reduce the size of the LCD slightly and also added a swivel to the LCD which is something that can break quite easily of not handled correctly.
For the record: It’s not that I don’t think 10 megapixels is enough because it is definitely enough for anyone. My concerns are did Canon make the right decisions with the new model and did they do enough?