PMA 2002: 09:00 EST: Canon Europe has today announced a new Black PowerShot G2 which comes as a kit bundled with a 1 GB IBM Microdrive. "By combining the strength of two respected technology leaders, Canon has enhanced the PowerShot G2 to deliver extended shooting performance." Says Mr. Komatsuzaki, Executive Vice President, Canon Consumer Imaging.

Press Release (Canon Europe):

The Canon PowerShot G2 - Now the only limit is your creativity

Amstelveen - 22 February 2002, Canon today unveils the ideal solution to any photographer who has ever missed THE shot of the day. Canon has combined the award winning PowerShot G2 digital camera with IBM's ultimate 1GB Microdrive™ storage solution to produce the PowerShot G2 Black kit.

"By combining the strength of two respected technology leaders, Canon has enhanced the PowerShot G2 to deliver extended shooting performance." Says Mr. Komatsuzaki, Executive Vice President, Canon Consumer Imaging.

This new G2 kit offers the consumer and advanced photographer the ability to shoot all day, without changing CF cards. The award wining PowerShot G2 allows photographers to stretch their creative limits, matching this camera with the 1GB IBM Microdrive™ ensures that every single shot is safely captured and stored. The PowerShot G2 combined with the amazing 1GB IBM Microdrive™, packs the technology punch of two heavyweights in the imaging and digital world.

The outstanding battery life of the PowerShot G2 is the ideal match for the massive 1GB IBM Microdrive™; 400 pictures from a single charge. The 1GB IBM Microdrive™ can store over 350*1 of the highest quality RAW-mode images. The PowerShot G2 in this unique combination deal is delivered with an exclusive anodised black finish.

The PowerShot G2 is the benchmark 4M pixel digital camera and delivers exceptional image quality. With a fast f2.0, 3x optical zoom lens, and a full complement of photographic controls the PowerShot G2 is the camera of choice for advanced digital photographers.

Canon's commitment to high quality continues through to the camera's printed output, the PowerShot G2 directly connects to Canon's printers; S820D, CP-100 and CP-10 to produce high quality prints.

The PowerShot G2 black Microdrive bundle kit sets a new benchmark for performance and value.

PowerShot G2 Black supports the new Exif Print.