G5 is OUT I know this is a old post, but I have nothing better to do than hope to read good reviews about the G3. G5 isn't much different than the G3, only the MP war. Both have 1/1.8", so the 5MP is crapping in the noise. But it's also said that for blowing up to 8x10 or bigger, the 5MP (G5 or S50) is where it shines. As of now, I am on market for G3 Chuck > Well, the reason I think it would be less likely to come out with a 5 mp > camera is the G3 is competing quite well against the current crop of 5mp > cameras, not only in sales, but I think in image quality as well. It would > make more sense for them to let the other camera makers spend scarce R&D > money on creating competing 5mp cameras and them trump them all with a 6 mp > camera once they (Canon) have sold all the 4 mp G3's they can. The other, > less well heeled, manufacturers would have to wring out some sales of the > 5mp cameras before they could ramp up for a 6mp camera. > > Don't forget, Canon has already created a 6 mp DSLR, so the technology is > there, it's tested, and presumably ready for consumer level cameras. This > is what I'd do. > > > Maybe so, but after making the S45 at 4 MPixel, they did come out with > > the S50 with 5 MPixel. I'm guessing, but I think there's a chance > > that a 5 MPixel G3 will come out. > > > > >Personally, I doubt it. There just isn't enough difference between a 4mp > > >and a 5 mp camera. Remember the G3 came out after there were 5 mp > cameras > > >already on the market, so Canon chose NOT to make the G3 a 5mp camera.