The Canon PowerShot G9 is designed with an array of great features that help to produce breathtaking images. This camera features a built-in flash and x24 combined zoom, which allows enthusiasts to take crystal-clear images from a far distance. The PowerShot offers 12.1-megapixel resolution, which is complemented by a deep, 1/1.7-inch sensor to capture high-quality stills in virtually any environment. Additionally, the raw image recording on the Canon PowerShot creates and captures images that are a breeze for post-shoot editing. The device is further equipped with a low refraction and scratch-resistant coating on its large and vibrant LCD screen. This screen, which is found on the rear of the device, will help you precisely frame your next shot. Further, the screen features a wide viewing angle and high contrast ratio for easy viewing in any lighting situation. The high-quality display is exactly 3.0 inches diagonally and includes up to 230,000 pixels for great image depth and brilliance. Designed to be fast and slick, the PowerShot G9 camera utilizes an integrated DIGIC III processor, which is capable of providing high performance for easy image or video capturing and processing. The camera features a compact and modern design. It is coated in a matte black color with silver accents. The front face of this Canon digital device features the 6X optical lens with zoom, LED flash panel, and a circular LED indicator. On the top of this Canon device, you'll find a range of settings that can be customized to your needs. Each button on the rear of the camera beside the LCD viewfinder can be used to change specific settings and presets. The Canon PowerShot offers a number of image sizes ranging from 4,000 by 3,000 pixels all the way to 640 by 480 pixels. Additionally, these digital cameras are capable of shooting movie clips at a rate of 15 frames per second. These compact cameras also include TTL autofocus capabilities, AiAF face detection, manual focus ability, image stabilization, and focus lock. They offer a wide array of modes that utilize preset settings to bring out the best image quality in a given environment. For example, the device offers auto, shutter priority, stitch assist, movie, and special scene mode presets. You'll also be able to adjust aperture, ISO, and exposure settings to shoot pictures that will meet your specifications. Since this Canon camera weighs in at only 11.3 ounces and measures 4.2 inches by 2.8 inches by 1.7 inches, you'll find that it is relatively light and easy to transport. The digital camera itself includes several accessories such as a 32MB MMC memory card, removable li-ion battery, software, and a wrist strap. This strap, which connects directly to the G9, makes it easy to take pictures while on the go. The device can easily be connected to a computer thanks to the high-speed USB 2.0 port. In addition, video can easily be viewed on external devices thanks to the A/V out port for both NTSC and PAL.