Canon U.S.A. Inc. has introduced its new 7.1-megapixel PowerShot G6 digital camera. The new US$699 camera is expected to be released in September features a 2.0-inch LCD monitor that can be positioned 270 degrees, a 4x optical zoom with a 35-140mm 35mm equivalent lens. It also sports faster start-up time, simultaneous RAW and JPEG recording, and a 640×480 movie mode. Zooming from wide to telephoto has been shortened by 30 percent compared to the PowerShot G5, and auto focus speed has also been increased by up to 55 percent.
The camera measures 4.13 x 2.87 x 2.88 inches and weighs 13.4 ounces. It records images to CompactFlash Type I and Type II media, and connects to a Mac or PC using USB. The design is an “SLR-type,” and its user interface, dials and icons have been redesigned and repositioned.
The PowerShot G6 comes with a USB data cable, AV cable, battery charger, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack, 32MB CompactFlash card, wireless controller, software CD, neckstrap and lens cap.