Many thanks to Steven Dong who posted this hot tip on the forums, Canon have put specifications and two sample images from their tiny 2.1 megapixel marvel the Canon PowerShot S10. From what I can see of the sample images the quality of shots from this camera is very impressive.

BeBit Canon PowerShot S10 page

Canon PowerShot S10 specifications

Image Sensor 2.11 million pixel CCD sensor (total)
1/2" size
Number of Recording Pixels
Large :
1,600 x 1,200 pixels
Middle :
1,280 x 960 pixels
Small :
800 x 600 pixels
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 100-400 (ISO 400 equivalent for gain-up setting)
Image Data Storage CompactFlash!" (CF) card Type I or Type II standard
Image Compression JPEG standard
Compression Modes Super-Fine/ Fine/ Normal
Image Storage Capacity *
(with 8MB CF card)
Large/ Super-Fine :
Approx. 4 images
Large/ Fine :
Approx. 12 images
Large/ Normal :
Approx. 24 images
Lens 6.3 - 12.6mm (35mm film equivalent : 35-70mm)
F2.8 (W) - F4.0 (T)
Digital Tele-converter 2X, 4X (Maximum 8X digital zoom is available combined with optical zoom)
Shutter Mechanical + Electronic control
Shutter Speed 2 - 1/1,000 sec. (2 sec. shutter for Slow Shutter and Night Scene mode)
Focusing Method TTL autofocus
Focusing Range
(from the top of lens barrel)
Macro :
12 cm to 46 cm (0.4 to 1.5 ft.)
Standard :
46 cm to infinity (1.5 ft. to infinity)
AE Method TTL program AE
Light Metering Method Center-weighted metering/ Spot metering
White Balance Control TTL auto white balance
Continious Shooting Mode Approx. 1.7 images / sec. (at Large/ Fine mode and when LCD finder is off)
Self-timer 10 seconds
Flash Built-in (Auto/ Red-eye reduction/ On / Off)
Flash Range
Wide-angle :
0.17 to 3.3 m (0.6 to 10.8 ft.)
Telephoto :
0.17 to 2.3 m (0.6 to 7.5 ft.)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.8" low-temperture polysilicon color TFT (Approx. 1,140k pixels)
File Format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF **)
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Interface USB/ RS232C
CF card slot (compiled with CF Type II standards)
Video out
Power Source 2CR5 lithium battery
NiMH rechargeable battery
AC adapter
CR 2016 lithium battery for date/ clock backup
Operating Environment Temperature : 0 - 40 degrees C, Humidity : 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (W x H x D) 105.4 x 69.4 x 33.8 mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 1.3") excluding protrusion
Weight Approx. 270 g (9.5 oz) excluding batteries and CF card