Although technically a compact digicam, the G-series has always boasted DSLR-level features.
The latest in the series, the PowerShot G12, is no exception - apart from a range of shooting modes from full manual to aperture- and shutter-priority autoexposure, the G12 even has a dedicated ISO dial that allows you to quickly change ISO settings in 1/3 increments from ISO 80 to 3,200.
The G12 also features a new High Dynamic Range mode which allows the user to capture high contrast scenes (for example, scenes with strongly backlit subjects) and produces a balanced shot by automatically combining three photos taken in quick succession.
Of course, there's also 720p HD video recording with stereo sound.
Canon has opted to keep the megapixel count at 10-megapixels and the zoom range at the same 28140mm equivalent.
The PowerShot G12 has a recommended retail price of USD 600++.