MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 — Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company’s G-series lineup of premium compact cameras—the PowerShot G3 X—and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.
The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will incorporate a large 1.0-inch sensor and a 24–600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size that makes it easy to carry around. The camera will produce images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, made possible by its large sensor, and provide users with a wide range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. The addition of the new model will serve to further bolster Canon’s already impressive G-series PowerShot camera lineup.
Introduced in 2000 as a high-end-model lineup, Canon’s G series of PowerShot cameras has played a leading role in the compact camera market thanks to its high-image quality.
Calling upon the Company’s latest lens, sensor and image processing technology know-how, Canon launched the current flagship-model PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera in March 2014, followed in October of the same year with the launch of the high-image-quality compact-body PowerShot G7 X camera. Both models have proven popular among a wide range of high-end users, including users of EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras.
By actively and flexibly responding to the market’s diverse needs, particularly through the bolstering of the Company’s high-end-model lineup, Canon will continue to contribute to the expansion of the photographic imaging culture.
I must admit, I’m one of those people that make fun of the PowerShot N whenever possible. I shake my head at the fact this camera actually got a sequel!
That being said, photographer Paul Richters decided to convert one into a rather cool waist level Rolleiflex style shooter. Below is a schema from DIY Photography that breaks down what was needed to convert the PowerShot N into a new era Rolleiflex.
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I might actually try this, I love the idea!
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Source: [DIY Photography] via [PetaPixel] & [Paul Richters] | PowerShot N $129 at B&H
Three New PowerShot SX Series Digital Cameras Feature Super-Zoom Lenses for High-Impact Imaging and Two New PowerShot ELPH Series Digital Cameras Offer Easy-to-Use Features in Sleek, Compact Bodies
MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three new super-zoom cameras to its PowerShot SX line up: the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS digital cameras. The company also added two new stylish and compact cameras to its PowerShot ELPH series: the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 cameras. The PowerShot SX models provide users with high-quality imaging, advanced features and fast focusing, while the PowerShot ELPH models have improved operability to help produce beautiful images and video housed within stylish, slim bodies that can easily fit in a pocket or purse.
“As our customers’ desire for superb imaging devices to help them create amazing images and video grows, Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to providing digital cameras that have the features and functions to easily capture their most important moments,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With these five new PowerShot digital cameras, Canon hopes that users will capture and share their favorite moments, without compromising image quality.”
The three new PowerShot SX series cameras (the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS) feature optical zoom ranges of 50x, 30x and 18x, respectively – making them powerful enough to capture images close-up as well as from a distance. The built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ connectivity options in the new PowerShot SX cameras allow users to easily share beautiful images online with family and friends by connecting to a compatible smartphonei, tablet or Wi-Fi enabled computer. Experiencing the power of a printed image is also easy when users connect and print to a Canon wireless PictBridge certified printer, like the Canon PIXMA MG7520. And for even more convenience, the cameras are compatible with the new Canon Connect Station CS100 – a dedicated device for easy and safe image and video viewing, sharing and storage.
The new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 digital cameras are easy to take along almost anywhere. Providing users with great imaging quality, the new PowerShot ELPH cameras feature 12x and 8x Optical Zoom lenses, respectively, and 720p HD video – making them perfect for busy parents or an on-the-go college student.
With CES in Las Vegas starting next week, expect a few PowerShot cameras from Canon. Below is a specification list we were sent for a high end compact camera. We were told this will be the PowerShot G17, though it could be the previously rumoured large zoom compact that goes with the G1 X Mark II and the G7 X.
- 1″ Sensor
- 24-200 f/1.4-2.0 IS Lens
- All magnesium body
- Bright 1.3mp 3.2″ LCD
We’re told that the previously mentioned large sensor PowerShot camera to complete the lineup of higher end compact cameras will be announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. This will complete a trio that consists of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II & PowerShot G7 X.
Pricing and specs haven’t been sent our way yet.
CES 2015 takes place between January 6 and January 9 of 2015.