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Canon Rumors:
Share Canon PowerShot Gx So is the next Power “G” series camera going to be departure? From the purported spec list below, that seems to be the case. There was non mention when a “G” replacement would be announced.
* 12mp (Larger CMOS Sensor)
* 6.5x Zoom
* f/2 The Largest Aperture
* 1080p HD Video (Upgraded Video Features)
* Optical VF Removed
* 3″ Articulating Screen (High Resolution)
* $600 USD This will not be a mirrorless camera, but a high end fixed lens PowerShot. The departure has been hinted at previously. CRs Take I don’t doubt they’d sell a boatload of higher end, higher IQ PowerShot cameras. There are lots of people that desire a on camera solution with great IQ. The source is new, so I’d get the salt shaker out. cr

DigitalExplorer:
Who would buy this camera at that price point? Really Canon?

handsomerob:
Hmm.. $600 sounds a lot indeed with all the mirrorless madness going around. But compared to the predecessor;

A jump to a larger and CMOS sensor sounds promising since it will be driven by a DIGIC V. Good formula for less noise.
One stop faster lens (on widest), maybe a 24-156mm (just speculating with the 6.5x) would be a welcome upgrade. 24mm on this larger sensor would be a lot wider than the 28mm of the current G12.
Better video, better screen and probably lots more little ergonomic tweaks...

... could make this Powershot well worth the $600 for people who want neither a DSLR nor a small compact but a small, light, complete solution with great IQ without the need of changing lenses ;)

pwp:
One of the points of difference with the G-Series has been the optical viewfinder. It may not be the worlds finest optical viewfinder but none the less it's an important feature for a lot of people. Apart from the bright sunlight issues composing a shot on a screen held at arms length, you can hold a camera a lot steadier when it's pushed against your face.

If this camera does materialize, Canon would be making a big mistake if there is not a very good EVF in place of the optical viewfinder.

With an EVF I'd be a buyer...even at $600. Ha! My last and not lamented G Canon was a G2 and cost around triple this amount. What was I thinking?

Paul Wright

unfocused:

--- Quote ---One of the points of difference with the G-Series has been the optical viewfinder. It may not be the worlds finest optical viewfinder but none the less it's an important feature for a lot of people.
--- End quote ---

I am one of those people. No interest in anything without a viewfinder. My interest will depend on what is meant by "no optical viewfinder."  I'd like to see a competitor to Fuji. Couldn't care less about the Nikon and Sony mirrorless options.

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