The leader in digital imaging, Canon has announced the latest addition to its top-of-the line PowerShot G-series digital cameras – Canon PowerShot G10 (the successor to Canon G9), which features Canon’s newly upgraded DIGIC 4 image processor, 28mm Optical Image Stabilized lens and RAW image recording mode.

“With exquisite image quality, the latest image processor and advanced functionality, the Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera brings an elevated level of performance and usability to the PowerShot line,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “By enhancing key technologies in this camera, including our proprietary DIGIC 4 image processor, Canon has merged the functions typically found in a DSLR with a smaller body form to provide affordable and portable options to photo enthusiasts of all types.”

Key Features Of Canon PowerShot G10:

  • 14.7 megapixel CCD sensor
  • Long-anticipated 5x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom lens with optical Image Stabilizer
  • New DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection, adds Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction for greater flexibility
  • Large 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II (460,000 dots/VGA) with even greater true-to-life color reproduction
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

According to Canon, “One of the most important new features made possible by the DIGIC 4 image processor is Servo AF, which is a form of continuous focus tracking for moving subjects. By pressing the shutter button half-way, the camera can track subject movement up to the instant of exposure, resulting in sharper photographs. Additionally, the processor’s high ISO speed noise reduction processing has improved substantially to enable consumers to shoot high-quality images, even in extremely dark situations without the use of a flash. The new Intelligent Contrast Correction function automatically improves image quality in high-contrast shooting situations.”

The new Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera is expected to be available in coming October for about $500.