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New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« on: February 28, 2015, 01:21:31 PM »
A new PowerShot G17 will be coming some time before July we’re told. The exact announcement date isn’t currently known. It definitely looks like the G17 is going to going upmarket. We received similar specs back in March of 2014.

Canon PowerShot G17 Specs:

  • Ultra bright lens
  • f/1.2-2.0
  • 24 – 168mm 7x Zoom
  • Super UD Lens
  • DIGIC 6+
  • Large 1″ Sensor
  • All Magnesium Body

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New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« on: February 28, 2015, 01:21:31 PM »

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 02:26:45 PM »
This sounds very tasty. I want one. But I guess it will be double the price of a G16 -- probably similar to the price of a G1X or Panasonic LX100.

I wonder if this up-specc'd Gxx will leave no room for the G1X line. Or will that move further upmarket perhaps becoming an EOS-based compact with APS-C sensor (that would be finger-licking tasty!)

I'm guessing there will be no viewfinder in the G17 based on there being none in the G1X mkII. That would sour the recipe for me. The trend elsewhere is that viewfinders are making a comeback (Panasonic LX100, GM5; Sony RX100 iii as examples.) So I do hope Canon will follow this market mood-swing and will build a nice electronic viewfinder into the G17.

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 04:19:33 PM »
A view finder will make it PERFECT!  I want!

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 04:23:55 PM »
EVF?
 Pleeeease.

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2015, 04:46:11 PM »
I guess that if other specs are true it won't be 1" sensor. I don't believe they will made G17 bigger than Sony RX10 (1"sensor and f/1.2-2.0 24–168mm will be bigger).

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 07:19:12 PM »
I agree with Noncho the lens, F-stop, sensor combo sounds too good to be true. Oh but if it is true I could really live with that 168 is long enough and 24 is wide enough for just about anything travel or family wise, if it is that fast it will be quite the achievement with a 1 inch sensor.  Please do this I want to spend my money.  I don't expect an EVF but even a crappy optical view finder will be welcomed by me.

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 07:25:12 PM »
I'm hoping that Canon has fixed the poor AF that the G7 has.  It would be a much better camera with fast AF.  With a longer lens than a G7, AF will be more difficult.

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 07:25:12 PM »

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2015, 07:28:34 PM »
I think that would make it not a G17, but a G?X something new like the G7X and G3X.  And this looks like it would be a bigger version of the G7X (faster and wider zoom range).  I suspect it would be a pretty big camera.

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2015, 10:03:23 PM »
I've had three disappointing G xx Canons going right back to a prehistoric G2; all sold within months of purchase. But the G's are a camera I really want to like. The G17 looks very promising with these specs...but a viewfinder is a must.  The funny little optical viewfinder on previous G xxx cameras has been kind of OK, but never anywhere near perfect. EVF's have matured enormously in he past few years, so bring it on with an EVF!

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 12:06:55 AM »
A view finder will make it PERFECT!  I want!
I agree. I have the G15 and love it.
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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2015, 12:45:55 AM »
I wonder how expensive it will be? I'm guessing around £600! Way too expensive for me if that is the case.

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2015, 06:39:21 AM »
Someone is dreaming in broad daylight.... Sorry but this is really unlikely to happen.
For multiple reasons :
- f/1.2-2.0, 24 – 168mm : a lens this bright and this long doesn't exist on small sensored cameras, let alone on a 1"...
- Large 1″ Sensor / All Magnesium Body : spec like that would make a G_X line camera, and from a marketing point of view, the GX line is already "full" (G1X for all round camera, G7X for very compact, G3X for long zoom)
- it would be sort of "revolutionnary" (f/1.2 on a 1"?!) and we are talking about Canon... right?  ::)

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2015, 05:44:54 PM »
That would have to be a pretty big lens, but not impossible on a 1" sensor

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2015, 05:44:54 PM »

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 09:32:07 AM »
It requires a minimum aperture of 31mm = 168 / 2.7 / 2 (2.7 being the crop factor of 1 inch sensors). Not small enough to be a compact camera but not too big to be impossible.

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 10:35:28 AM »
And if you make it multiaspect only 14-16Mpx, you will be well under 30mm. It IS doable.

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Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 10:35:28 AM »