Several large retailers are listing the Canon G9 as "out of stock" and at least one prospective buyer we know has been told that the camera has been "discontinued" and is NLA (no longer available). If this is true and not just a temporary supply disruption (which, n.b., it could be), then it portends a G9 replacement at Photokina.
In other rumors, specs for two alleged Olympus M4/3 (Micro Four-Thirds) cameras have appeared on the Chasseurs d'Images forums in France.
I'm getting psyched about Photokina. Still, please take both these rumors with an appropriate chunk of salt.
Mike (Thanks to Scott Parsons and Dwight Jones)
P.S. Photokina is the World's largest photo trade show, held every two years at Koelnmesse in Koeln or Köln (in English, Cologne), Germany. This year it takes place from September 23rd through the 28th.
Featured Comment by Gordon Buck: "Canon offers a Software Development Kit (SDK)to certified developers for their Powershot cameras, including the G series. In April, Canon notified those developers that the next SDK would be the last one. In the same notice, Canon said that new G and S models would be available in the fall. The notice is vague enough that there is some uncertainty as to whether the SDK program is ending or whether the Powershot series is coming to an end. The SDK notice, plus a notice last year about Canon's new CMOS factory for small sensors, has many people very excited about the new 'G10' which will probably be announced in a few weeks."