Canon will release two 7-megapixel compact cameras early in September: the PowerShot G6 and the PowerShot S70.
August 20, 2004: Canon will release two 7-megapixel compact cameras early in September: the PowerShot G6 and the PowerShot S70.
Aimed squarely at serious photo enthusiasts, the PowerShot G6 is 10% smaller than the G5 model and sports a fast f2.0 zoom lens equivalent to 35-140mm in 35mm format. DiG!C image processing ensures high picture quality and an AF speed up to 55% faster than the earlier camera. The G6 is the first G-series model with 9-point AiAF, which provides automatic, accurate autofocusing, even with off-centre subjects. FlexiZone AF/AE allows photographers to select the spot for focus and metering measurements.
A new aspherical UA lens with an ultra-high index of refraction has been included in the zoom lens composition, providing high magnification rates with excellent image quality in a slimmer camera body. The Tv and Av shooting modes have an added Safety Shift function, which automatically adjusts settings for an appropriate exposure when shooting. Flash output is also adjustable. A Print/Share button enables users to print images by connecting the camera directly to a direct print or PictBridge compatible printer. When the camera is connected a computer (Windows only), pressing the Print/Share button lets you easily download images directly from the camera to the computer.