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*UPDATE 3* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« on: January 05, 2012, 07:02:14 AM »

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon U.S.A. is unveiling two PowerShot Elph-series point-and-shoot cameras and a new flagship Power-Shot G-series model. The G1X (shipping in February at a $799 suggested retail) will be positioned for advanced amateurs and professionals looking for a walk-around point-and-shoot model and offers a large 1.5-inch 14.3-mega-pixel CMOS image sensor and a 4x (28-112mm) optical zoom lens.


It is said to have a shallow depth of field and an aperture range of F/2.5-16 affording better low-light capability.


Other new features include 14-bit RAW file support, a new DIGIC 5 image processor with improved low-light support, high-speed burst HQ shooting of up to 6fps/4.5 fps at full resolution, multi-area white balance adjustment, expanded Smart Auto settings, child-weighted face detection system, handheld night scene and HDR mode. It will shoot up to FullHD 1080 video and includes a 720p Movie Digest mode to automatically compile a video log of all still shots.


PowerShot G1X Specifications



  • 14.3mp CMOS (1.5inch) Sensor (1/1.5″ probably)

  • 4x Zoom (28-112)

  • f/2.5-16

  • 14bit RAW

  • DIGIC 5

  • 6fps/4.5fps

  • Multiarea White Balance

  • HDR Mode

  • FullHD 1080p Video

  • 720P Movie Digest Mode


New ELPH Compacts

The new Elph models both offer improved low-light shooting and the new DIGIC 5 image processor. The Elph 520HS (shipping in March at a $299 suggested retail) offers a compact form factor, MicroSD card slot, 12x zoom lens starting at a 28mm wide angle, 10.1 -megapixel CMOS image sensor and ISO range to 3,200. Also included is a 3-inch LCD, 58 scene Smart Auto settings, Intelligent Image Stabilization, burst shooting speeds of up to 6.8 fps at 4-megapixel resolution, and body color options of silver, blue, green and red.


The Elph 110HS (shipping in February at $249) offers a 16.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 image processing to 3,200 ISO, FullHD 1080p video recording, 5x (24-120mm) zoom, intelligent image stabilization, 3-inch 461,000-dot LCD, 58-scene Smart Auto settings, high-speed burst shooting of 5.8fps at 4-megapixel resolution, full-size SD card slot and Movie Digest mode up to 720p HD resolution.


Source [CRF] via [WF]


Update #3

I’m told the url and posting are 100% legit. There’s still some discrepancy in the sensor size, but we’ll see soon enough. I’m trying to hunt down an official Canon release.


Update #2

The URL of the original leak has brought about some questions. It’s actually from mworld.com and not wellsfargoadvisors.com.


We’ll try to substantiate the information.


Update on sensor size

Most people seem to think the sensor size is actually 1/1.5″, which is smaller than the Nikon 1.


*Thanks John





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« Last Edit: January 06, 2012, 08:51:31 AM by Canon Rumors »
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*UPDATE 3* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 07:14:14 AM »
Looks like this will be Generation X. 1DX, G1X.

Look for the 5DX, 7DX... and maybe a 3DX.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 07:17:03 AM »
Maybe we'll see Simon Cowell advertising on the 'X Factor'  :D

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 07:25:40 AM »
Sooooo getting one of these!!!!
What is truth?

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 07:56:49 AM »
Crap -- I think I've finally become 'one of THOSE guys' but I have to ask: What is the appeal here over other Canon offerings?

Candidate 1, the S100:
F/2.0, 24mm-120mm -- is the sensor in the new G going to be THAT much better?

Candidate(s) 2, entry level rebels:
Yes, you have to purchase glass, but at $800 (call it $650 when it finally comes down below retail, in stock etc.) that's a huge chunk of change for an all-in-one.  I realize that the processor is newer, but a digic V rebel has to be somewhere on the horizon.

I guess it will come down to how well it takes pictures :/
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 08:09:18 AM »
Are we sure that this isn't a 1/1.5" sensor?

1.5" is essentially full frame (Crop factor of 1.13) - I don't think that this can be done within a $700 price point. If it can, I would expect to see an inexpensive FF (or 1.5") DSLR coming very quickly.

1/1.5" makes a lot more sense with a crop factor of 2.55 - still an impressive sensor for the compact category ... larger than the Nikon 1.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 08:12:28 AM »
So this is Canon's answer to the mirror-less cameras from everyone else?

1.5" sensor ... what does that measure? The diagonal? The longest side?

That's 38mm. If that were the actual size of any dimension then it would be bigger than APS-C.

I think they mean to say that it is a 1/1.5" sensor.

That makes the sensor smaller than the m4/3s and smaller than that in the NEX-7.

The only way Canon could redeem themselves is if the zoom was manual and not electronically stepped.

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012, 08:15:01 AM »
@Shorthand - you beat me to the punch. A 1.5inch sensor is bigger than APS-H - too good to be true! 1/1.5" would still be good and would be a great alternative to a lot of the mirrorless offerings out there - esp for those that want a second 'walk around' camera.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 08:43:43 AM »
Nikon 1-series sensors are equivalent to 2.7x crop, m43 is 2x. So, Canon's crop of 2.55x slots right in the middle.

Nikon V1 + 10-30 lens is priced at US$828 (B&H), Nikon J1 + 10-30 lens is priced at US$599 (B&H),  So Canon's G1X priced at US$799 is close to that of V1 but higher than that of Nikon J1 or Olympus stuff.

OK... What exactly is the largest lens aperture over the zoom range? Constant f/2.5? Not exactly a small lens... Curious....

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 09:11:56 AM »
1/1.5 is the same like 2/3... This reminds me of a superb cam, the Canon Powershot Pro 1.

So Canon where is the Canon Powershot Pro 1X

Take the same sensor like on the G1X and give it 7 or 10 times zoom.
With the size of the Pro 1 this could be Evil competiton.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012, 09:14:53 AM »
Update on sensor size Most people seem to think the sensor size is actually 1/1.5″, which is still larger than the Nikon 1, yet smaller than m4/3.

If it is 1/1.5" then it's not bigger than Nikon 1.

1/1.5 = 0.66666 = 2/3

If it is 1.5" then it's bigger then an APS-H sensor (basically it can't be at that price point).
« Last Edit: January 05, 2012, 06:03:34 PM by OvelhaMacho »

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 09:17:39 AM »
I doubt this would have a constant f/2.5 aperture, if it does have that then it would be the first compact fixed-zoom P&S to have that kind of lens AFAIK. I wish it was slightly wider (24mm FF equivalent) and slightly faster at the wide end (f/1.8 like the Samsung TL500/EX1 or even just f/2.0 like the Panny LX3/5).
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 09:18:11 AM »
1.5" appears to be between Full frame and APS-H (1.3x crop)


1D4 = 33.5 millimeters = 1.3 inch
1DX = 43.3 millimeters = 1.7 inch
G1X = 38.1 millimeters = 1.5 inch
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012, 09:20:27 AM »
Yerry - good point. G12 has a 1/1.7" sensor. Why would Canon brag about sensor size with a relatively small increase in size (maybe they would anyway)? Could a 1.5" sensor be true? Now, that would be awesome!

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 09:26:21 AM »
Look at this link

http://www.avcemporium.com/image-sensor-sizes/

Maybe it is that:

Table 3 - Raster Sizes for Various Focal Length Multipliers

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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 09:26:21 AM »