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Powershot Gx? [CR1]
« on: December 18, 2011, 08:22:45 PM »
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.

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Powershot Gx? [CR1]
« on: December 18, 2011, 08:22:45 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 08:25:40 PM »
Who would buy this camera at that price point? Really Canon?

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 09:10:07 PM »
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 ;)
« Last Edit: December 19, 2011, 04:38:11 AM by handsomerob »

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 09:14:16 PM »
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?

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 11:15:47 PM »
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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.

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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Re: Powershot Gx? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 07:55:33 AM »
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?

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Wait, G2s cost $1800? Holy crap!

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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 09:24:02 AM »
I love Canon powershot G serie... but i definitly think that Canon should also joins micro 4/3 consortium, and build micro 4/3 camera and lenses

No one need one more proprietary EVIL camera. But chosing "standard" micro 4/3 could help Canon to go to this market step by step (no need complete range of lenses for the beginnning, because many micro 4/3 lenses are yet available form other manufacturers), and the most important: this would very strongly comfort the position of the micro 4/3 manufacturer (so including Canon) against all other who chose proprietary format: Canon would be "one among 3" and not "one among so many"

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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 09:24:02 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 09:48:29 AM »
As others have said, if Canon could put in a decent evf, along with the rumored specs I'd def. consider this camera. A bigger cmos sensor (say 2.4x or 2x) and fast aperture with articulating screen would be a hot little camera.

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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 11:42:53 AM »
Who would buy this camera at that price point?

I would.  I want a small camera with good IQ & control.  (I have a DSLR but won't carry it around every day.)

I'll miss the OVF, but a good EVF would be OK if it's not too laggy. 

Even just the articulated screen might be OK (but without that, no sale).

With my G11, I mostly shoot with the camera braced against my belly/chest, Hasselblad-style.  Seems just as stable as bracing against the face, and it's less intimidating.  But you need the articulated screen to do that.
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2011, 12:21:39 PM »
My fear is canon turning this into a Panasonic type add on EVF, hopefully this won't happen.

What Canon needs to do is either develop there own compact in body EVF, like the NEX-7.  Or, if its true, obtain the in-body/compact EVF from Samsung.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-new-sony-a77nex-7-evf-made-by-samsung/


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Re: Powershot Gx? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 01:04:07 AM »
wow I cant seeing this being much competition for the fuji X10 same price but i think you get more out of the fuji
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 02:12:13 PM »
The fact that their removing the viewfinder means its a major redesign.  Might end up looking more like a Pro-S100, perhaps they'll even in call it G100.
 

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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 02:49:23 PM »
SWMBO has a G12 for Christmas - camera had to have a viewfinder

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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2011, 02:28:16 AM »
Who would buy this camera at that price point? Really Canon?

I for one have been struggling for sometime just to get one like that.  If the sensor is larger than G12's, while lens becomes faster to F2, and hopefully Canon learns something from Nikon 1 about the fast auto focusing on this type camera, then I certainly don't find any reason to spend $600 or more on a Nikon 1 or Nex or M43, with endless interchangeable lenses, isn't it?

When I don't carry my DSLR and only have the s95 with me, it makes me wonder if I should spent the money on a iPhone4s instead, though s95 is marginally better than an iphone but it's not good enough.  Meantime, all the EVIL are pointless and hopelessly missed what people want

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Re: Powershot Gx? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2011, 03:48:19 AM »
hopefully Canon learns something from Nikon 1

In addition to AF, etc. that you mentioned, I really hope they learn that tiny sensor + huge price tag is a bad combination.  Not that I'd ever want an EVIL anyhow, but the Nikon 1 series is a bad joke that I hope Canon doesn't repeat.

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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2011, 03:48:19 AM »