Canon has announced the PowerShot G1, the latest addition to its range of 3.34 megapixel cameras. The camera is aimed at users who want a large degree of manual control over its functions.
The G1 features 12 modes: including Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperature priority AE – and a full manual mode. For more control, users also get auto exposure bracketing, ISO-equivalent speed controls and a custom white balance.
Users looking to expand on the camera have access to a range of standard flash units and other dedicated accessories. The G1 includes a hotshoe to expand upon the internal flash, allowing Canon’s Speedlite 220EX, 280EX, 420EX and 550EX flash units to be connected. The dedicated add-ons include a 1.5x tele-converter and a 0.8x wide angel converter.
The camera uses USB to connect to a user’s computer and saves images to any CF type II-compatible media. This includes IBM’s Microdrive, which is available in versions up to 340MB.
The PowerShot G1 will cost around £800 when it is released in October.