The high-end G-series got infused with some spunk with the introduction of the Canon Powershot G7; the camera line now has a vast selection of scene modes and color effects.
The Canon PowerShot G7 is a great camera, but the pre-production model had its flaws. The body got very warm after about ten minutes and would probably be able to melt butter (I didn’t test that claim though; I don’t think Canon would appreciate that). The optical viewfinder wasn’t very impressive, nor was the battery life.
The flagship Canon PowerShot G7 has a lot to offer with a new DIGIC III processor and substantial resolution. The camera also packs 25 exposure modes, vast amounts of manual controls and significant flexibility through its hot shoe connection and conversion lens options.