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Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 12:11:37 PM »

We’re told that Canon will announce the PowerShot G17 some time in May. That is an extremely fast refresh from the PowerShot G16, which was announced last August. The PowerShot G16 was a very minor refresh from the G15.


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  • 24-200mm f/1.4-2.0 lens

  • New 1″ Sensor

  • all magnesium body with comfortable grip

  • DIGIC 6


The lens looks pretty impressive if this turns out to be true.


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Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 12:11:37 PM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 12:14:49 PM »
24-200mm f/1.4-2.0 lens
New 1″ Sensor

I'll believe THAT when I see it!
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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 01:20:51 PM »
24-200mm f/1.4-2.0 lens
New 1″ Sensor

I'll believe THAT when I see it!

Ditto. Bigger sensor, greater zoom range AND faster lens? Extremely unlikely. Would be a much, much bigger camera.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 01:41:09 PM »
It's much more likely to be with the old sensor and a better new lens.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 02:09:23 PM »
This might be an EOS M killer ... at least for a lot of potential users.

The factor of 2.8 makes the lens a 8.5 - 72 mm lens. f/2 @ 72mm means 36mm aperture. This seems possible.

Hopefully the IQ is at least very good over the wide range at wide apertures.
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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 02:52:36 PM »
Might be a Sony RX10 killer if specs are true.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2014, 03:00:50 PM »
Might be a G16 killer if the specs are true.   :P
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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2014, 03:10:28 PM »
While i am not interested at all in 1" sensored digicams, i am still interested to see, whether canon is able to match the sony rx10. I expect no.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2014, 04:40:31 PM »
If they can maintain the size (doubt it...) of G16, this will be one heck of a camera...  and please restore that swivel screen.  Take-out that puny viewfinder if you need to distinguish it from G1X series specs wise.  This will be the perfect back-up camera if that happens.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2014, 05:11:16 PM »
Nice. Wish the lens was faster though.
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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2014, 06:06:14 PM »
Nice. Wish the lens was faster though.

How much faster than f/1.4-f2.0 would you expect?

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2014, 07:00:12 PM »
Nice. Wish the lens was faster though.
Hah hah! Agree,  f/1.4-f2.0 is a little slow these days... ;)   Nice if true.

I've had a few Gxx over the years and never kept them for long. If these are the specs of the release G17 I'll certainly be back for another G experience.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2014, 07:29:38 PM »
At least part of this rumour must be BS, unless the camera is huge! The Sony RX10 is bridge/superzoom size and has a 1" sensor and a 24-200 (equivalent) f/2.8 lens; how big would a G17 be with a lens of the same focal length but  f/1.4-f/2? Sorry, but I'm calling shenanigans -everyone grab a broom!

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2014, 07:29:38 PM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2014, 07:58:45 PM »
At least part of this rumour must be BS, unless the camera is huge! The Sony RX10 is bridge/superzoom size and has a 1" sensor and a 24-200 (equivalent) f/2.8 lens; how big would a G17 be with a lens of the same focal length but  f/1.4-f/2? Sorry, but I'm calling shenanigans -everyone grab a broom!

I agree. The G-1x has a 1 inch sensor and a more modest lens and , while compact, is a lot bulkier than the G-16. A camera with these specs would be substantial.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2014, 08:11:23 PM »
At least part of this rumour must be BS, unless the camera is huge! The Sony RX10 is bridge/superzoom size and has a 1" sensor and a 24-200 (equivalent) f/2.8 lens; how big would a G17 be with a lens of the same focal length but  f/1.4-f/2? Sorry, but I'm calling shenanigans -everyone grab a broom!

I agree. The G-1x has a 1 inch sensor and a more modest lens and , while compact, is a lot bulkier than the G-16. A camera with these specs would be substantial.

The G1x has a 1.5" sensor that is much larger than the 1" sensor.


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Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2014, 08:11:23 PM »