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The Future of the G Series
« on: November 12, 2011, 11:43:45 AM »

Changing?

We reported a short while ago a suggestion that the next G Series camera would be a departure from what we have now. It won’t just be an S100 with a different body and lens.


There’s speculation about comments Chuck Westfall made recently about the G series camera needing to have better image quality, since it’s priced in the area of entry level DSLRs. It’s suggested by a few people that the G Series may see a larger image sensor and a faster lens.


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The Future of the G Series
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 12:14:59 PM »
Yep - the 600D in a P&S would work

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 12:51:38 PM »
With Fuji and Cell phones coming on strong...it makes sense for Canon to step the G up a notch to compete.  I think the P and S market is going to get a LOT smaller. Most average consumers in my life are using their cell phones to tak their photos...
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Re: The Future of the G Series
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 01:21:54 PM »
It would be great to see some real improvement here.  I had a g11 as a 2nd camera and it was great, but each new G in the last 5 years has been less of an improvement. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 01:27:16 PM »
The G series will be replaced by a mirrorless system.

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 01:35:03 PM »
It would be nice to see a mirrorless aps-c with a fast prime from canon : )

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 02:22:22 PM »
fast prime pancake   :P

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 02:27:38 PM »
Here to hoping the next G series competes with the Fuji X100.
I am holding off buying one as a street camera for Christmas until the G is announced.
Hey Canon, how about new G 13 with the look and feel  of a G 2/3 rangefinder.

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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2011, 02:36:22 PM »
IMHO, as a Canon Guy, Having owned $40-$50,000 in Canon gear, Canon needs to start from the ground up and completely redesign the "G" camera... By using the Rebel imager, redesign the zoom lens accordingly, and eliminate the optical viewfinder and utilize very high resolution EVF similar to what SONY has done... Or else, there will be serious migration away from Canon for these Type cameras.. Same goes for their $1300 SLR cameras... Look at SONY's A77 and compare it to the Canon 7D, which we own... Yes the 7D was a great camera when it was released, but Next to SONY's A77, it simply doesn't measure up at all... I'd hate to switch, but I'm contemplating switching to the A77 and the A99 when they become available... I have recently sold almost all our Canon gear on eBay in preparation of the new equipment releases in 2012... So we will see what Canon has in its line up in the next 4 months... In March, 2012, we will be shopping for the best there is... If The Canon SLR cameras have the vision shown with its C300 HD Video gear, we may be pleased... I actually hope so... Otherwise, watch SONY, as their purchase of Minolta was not an accident, SONY is going the one to keep up with... JimW.

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Re: The Future of the G Series
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2011, 03:18:40 PM »
I can't see there being any G13 camera due to the stigma associated with the number "13".

Maybe it will be the GX1 or something else.

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2011, 04:50:41 PM »
Look at SONY's A77 and compare it to the Canon 7D, which we own... Yes the 7D was a great camera when it was released, but Next to SONY's A77, it simply doesn't measure up at all... I'd hate to switch, but I'm contemplating switching to the A77 and the A99 when they become available

You're surely not complaining that a 2 1/2 year old camera is eclipsed by a rival's new model?  I was going to take the mick out of you but people flitting from one brand to the next every time an improved model is released ensures that Canon continues to raise their game.

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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2011, 05:02:13 PM »
I was going to take the mick out of you but people flitting from one brand to the next every time an improved model is released ensures that Canon continues to raise their game.

...people flitting from one brand to the next every time an improved model is released ensures that Canon continues to raise their game are pretty rare. 

IMHO, as a Canon Guy, Having owned $40-$50,000 in Canon gear...I have recently sold almost all our Canon gear on eBay in preparation of the new equipment releases in 2012...

I'm really not sure what to say about/to someone who sells tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear in favor of something that's not even available yet, and except for the 1D X, is a complete unknown.   :o
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Re: The Future of the G Series
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2011, 05:37:34 PM »
meh. I would love to see Canon come out with an L-prime lens rangefinder camera in the vein of the Fuji X100 or Leica M9. The small chips and mediocre zoom on the G-series camera ruins it for me.
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2011, 05:51:23 PM »
Full-frame Powershot!

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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2011, 06:53:44 PM »
If they put a 2.7 crop sensor in like in the Nikon V1/J1 with a fast high quality zoom lens and keep the price low enough, that could be a killer point and shoot.

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