Canon PowerShot G5 to be announced next week (Part 1)

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Canon PowerShot G5 to be announced next week (Part 1)

2 June 2003, 7:00GMT, 8:00CET, 9:00EET

Canon?s 5.0 Megapixel PowerShot G5: Brimming with features for total control.

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 2 June, 2003. Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, today launches the superbly specified 5.0 Megapixel PowerShot G5. With an extremely fast f2.0, 4x optical zoom, Canon?s most advanced compact offers serious amateur and professional photographers unrivalled image quality. 12 shooting modes deliver the sort of flexibility and versatility typically only found in high-end SLRs.

Canon?s proprietary DIGIC (DIGital Imaging Core) processor delivers consummate image quality with 2 fps speed and efficiencies in power consumption to help give the PowerShot G5 one of the longest battery lives of any digital compact on the market. 450 high-resolution shots can be taken and stored on a single charge . An extensive range of optional lenses, flashes and accessories cements the PowerShot G5?s position as a system camera for the serious user. A robust body featuring metal elements and a stylish black finish gives professional looks to match its performance.

?The popularity of our G-series amongst professional photographers has confirmed the need in the market place for a high-end compact with the functionality of an SLR? explains Hiroshi Komatsuzaki, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. ?With 5.0 Megapixels, a fast 4x zoom lens and 12 shooting modes, this is a serious camera designed to meet the stringent needs of the most demanding of amateur and professional photographers?.
Super fine detail

The PowerShot G5?s 5.0 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers the high resolution expected of a camera in this class, allowing photo prints up to A3 in size as well as more scope for image cropping. The reduction of pixel size necessary to achieve a 5.0 Megapixel CCD calls for extremely high levels of lens performance. Canon?s engineers employed their expertise in lens and optics technologies to optimally match the lens to the sensor resolution.
Precision lens technology

Canon?s tradition of superb lens quality continues with a fast f2.0 (W) to f3.0 (T) 4x optical zoom lens, (7.2 to 28.8mm) that is equivalent to a 35-140mm lens in 35mm format. Chromatic aberration that plagues lesser quality digitals has been all but eliminated with the incorporation of 2 aspherical elements. Extremely fast and accurate focusing is achieved by controlling focusing with the movement of just one rear element. An optical neutral density (ND) filter ? unique to Canon ? is built into the lens to reduce light by 3 stops, permitting creative slow shutter large aperture settings in bright conditions. FlexiZone AF/AE allows users to specify the particular spot in the frame from which to focus and meter - ideal for off-centre and even on-the-edge compositions - and focus bracketing takes extra shots focused in front of and behind the subject.

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