It began with the G1, the point-n-shoot the pros used—several models down the line, the G-series breaks serious new ground once again with the Canon PowerShot G1 X, quite possibly the ultimate in pocketable digital snappers. As with all things digital, it comes down to the central processing chip. Here, the newly developed Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combines with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor to deliver amazing new capabilities, including low-light performance up to ISO 12800, improved noise reduction for clearer, sharper images, advanced white balance that takes into account multiple types of light source, and improved processing speed for up to 6 frames-per-second continuous shooting. The 4x Optical Zoom range is a versatile 28mm-112mm. Full 1080p HD video is available, with zoom-while-shooting, stereo sound, and direct HDTV playback via the HDMI connector. Manual control of everything is extensive, and both uncompressed RAW or JPEG image formats are available. Distinguishing it from its Consumer & Home Office brethren, this PowerShot is a Canon Professional Imaging Product. $799.