Today, initial shots and details leaked on Canon’s latest camera—the G11. Pretty much everyone here at ADVENTURE drooled over the G9 and G10 models, which are hugely powerful, semi-professional point-and-shoots. Why should the G11 be any different? Well, these are interesting times in the mid-range, semi-pro camera market, with very viable, interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens models emerging from Olympus and Panasonic.
Olympus’s EP-1 has been getting serious buzz (and I took one into the Yosemite backcountry with me last week, so more on it shortly). The EP-1 offers what may be a true bridge between point and shoots and high end DSLRs.
The G11 has a fixed lens, like its predecessors. So it’s smaller, but the images may be flat. Even so, it’s got some ridiculous features, like shooting up to 12800 ISO and a Quick Shot mode that promises to be damn near instantaneous (something the G9 and G10 lacked). It should be available Oct. 1 and will likely cost around $500.—Ryan Bradley
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