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 Post subject: Coming soon...the 1Gx?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:49 pm 
Multiple sources are reporting the imminent arrival of a Canon 1Gx, the next update to the G line - except this one will have a much larger sensor. Per the rumors:

Canon U.S.A. is unveiling two PowerShot Elph-series point-and-shoot cameras and a new flagship Power-Shot G-series model. The G1X (shipping in February at a $799 suggested retail) will be positioned for advanced amateurs and professionals looking for a walk-around point-and-shoot model and offers a large 1.5-inch 14.3-mega-pixel CMOS image sensor and a 4x (28-112mm) optical zoom lens.

It is said to have a shallow depth of field and an aperture range of F/2.5-16 affording better low-light capability.

Other new features include 14-bit RAW file support, a new DIGIC 5 image processor with improved low-light support, high-speed burst HQ shooting of up to 6fps/4.5 fps at full resolution, multi-area white balance adjustment, expanded Smart Auto settings, child-weighted face detection system, handheld night scene and HDR mode. It will shoot up to FullHD 1080 video and includes a 720p Movie Digest mode to automatically compile a video log of all still shots.

Apologies if this is old news. Would people here purchase this camera? It sounds pretty nice to me.

Edit: there seems to be some disagreement over the sensor size now. Originally claimed to be 1.5" which is larger than m43, it seems now that it might be 1/1.5" which is smaller and much less interesting.


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With a 1.5" sensor it would definitely be a very interesting camera. The integrated lens might get the camera smaller than the small interchangable lens cameras and in my opinion that's a good way to go. EVIL cameras are nice - but if you change the lenses their advantage of small size is probably not really relevant any more. Now in this case the most important zoom range is in there - no need for changing lenses.

This sounds better to me than most EVILs.

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With the G1 X now official please continue any discussion here. Thanks.

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