W T , Oct 10, 2007; 02:50 p.m.
Both my G2 and G6 (as well as a $100 stylus film cam!)have remote releases that I use frequently for tripod use, also handy for street use if you want to shoot without someone seeing you touch the shutter. I guess I will have to get used to the self-timer mode on the G9, good grief they add RAW back in, I guess we only get one amenity per model. I did some back-checking of specs and Canon dropped the remote release with the G7.