After all the megapixel race where camera manufacturers were increasing megapixels with each new model, Canon is the first to reduce 14.7 megapixel to 10 megapixel.

I have been saying this all this while, that megapixels don’t matter any more and I am happy that Canon is doing the right thing.

When Canon came up with a new model of G11 which replaces the G10, they decided to reduce the megapixel and improve the image quality. What they found was that while increasing megapixels was making the customer feel that they are getting something better, it wasn’t adding any much value other than increasing the file sizes. In fact it was generating more noise at higher ISOs, resulting in poor photo quality.

Here are some key features of G11, which is a professional quality point-and-shoot. Designed to be as a backup camera for professionals.

  • 10 Megapixel camera
  • 5X wide-angel optical zoom
  • Optical Image stabilisation
  • 2.8″ swirl LCD
  • Support for RAW
  • 2 Stop advantage over G10, due to reduction in megapixel and increasing sensor sensitivity
  • VGA Movies
  • HDMI connectivity
  • Lithium Ion battery
  • Built in flash
  • SD/SDHC card support

Looks like a good option of you need better photo quality and features, want to move up from a point-and-shoot and are not yet ready for an SLR.