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Poll: Lots of Questions About the Alleged PowerShot G7 X Mark III Images

Poll: Lots of Questions About the Alleged PowerShot G7 X Mark III Images

By Canon Rumors | January 20, 2018 | Canon PowerShot

Every camera enthusiast around has already gone over the three “leaked” images of a Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III. A lot of people think they’re fake, a lot of people WANT them to be real and others aren’t sure.

We’ve noticed a couple of things that give us pause.

  • The whole design is completely new for Canon, we generally don’t see changes this big so quickly.
  • The “MarkIII” on the tilt screen is completely out of place.
  • The font on the from of the lens is different colors, the “mm”, “x2 IS” and “-” aren’t white.

Canon News shares their thoughts

  • Powershot is not mentioned anywhere on the camera. Every powershot has powershot written on it somewhere
  • There’s no microphone holes
  • The top dial doesn’t have EC on it, which means that canon is actually removing the EC dial from the G7X Mark III.
  • There’s no flash switch to pop out the flash (even though looking from the top it appears like it has a flash)
  • The buttons don’t look “canon-like”.  The icons don’t match canon “standard icons”.
  • There’s no record button.
  • There’s no click / smooth button for the dial around the lens.
  • The video images show 120 minutes and 60 minutes which would classify this as a video camera and not a stills camera for European import taxation. This won’t happen.
  • There’s no sensor on the front of the camera for the infrared remote trigger. Every Canon has that.
  • no PASM dial
  • No quick menu / SET button

We put the images through our standard PhotoShop curves testing we do on mockups and have found consistencies between these images and official Canon product photos.

If this is a fake, it’s the best fake of a camera we have ever seen. They’re usually very easy to spot with some PhotoShop curves work. It would also be the first time someone has faked a compact camera. A DSLR, a lens or a Mirrorless we’ve seen numerous times, but I don’t recall a PowerShot being faked.

Is it possible this is an early design rendering from Canon that is not yet complete? That’s possible, although it would be the first 3D design rendering we’ve ever seen.

I’ll know very soon if the PowerShot G7 X Mark III is indeed around the corner, which should help in authenticating these images.

Aurora Aperture Introduces World’s First Variable GND Filter Family

By Canon Rumors | January 19, 2018 | Canon Business General

Irvine, California, January 15th, 2018 – Aurora Aperture Inc., a Southern California company specialized in photography filters, today has introduced the world’s first variable graduated neutral density (GND) filter family, the Aurora PowerGXND.

The PowerGXND family is an hard transition GND filter with a continuous range up to 5 stops (ND 0 – 1.5). GND filters are widely used in photography and videography for balancing a high contrast scene for proper exposure.

“The Aurora PowerGXND family is the world’s first variable GND filter,” said Jeff Chen, founder and CEO of Aurora Aperture Inc. “offering a wide range of light balancing capability for both photographers and videographers. Until now users need to carry multiple fixed stop GND filters with light reduction values of one, two, and three stop with no fractional stop value. With our variable GND filters, all you need is one filter and just rotate the filter until you see the desired result, it is truly that easy.”

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Leaked: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and It Shoots 4K

Leaked: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and It Shoots 4K

By Canon Rumors | January 19, 2018 | Canon PowerShot

*Update* We are working to verify the authenticity of the photos in this leak. The change in design philosophy may be a bit too extreme for Canon. We’ll let you know as soon as we know.

The first images of the upcoming Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III have surfaced over at Photo Rumors.

It looks like a fresh new design for what I think is Canon’s best G series PowerShot.

A few specifications can be figured out by the images.

  • 4K video 50P
  • 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 IS 4.2x Lens (35mm equivalent)
  • 1″ image sensor
  • USB-C
  • Microphone Jack
  • HDMI
  • Hot shoe
  • Maybe an OLED screen

More specifications should leak soon.


Canon Sends Invitation to Dealers for Major Mirrorless Presentation Next Month

Canon Sends Invitation to Dealers for Major Mirrorless Presentation Next Month

By Canon Rumors | January 19, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’ve been told that Canon is sending out “very elaborate” invites to select dealers and VIPs for a mirrorless camera announcement next month.

The invitation was described as being very high end, printed on heavy glossy paper and showing a silhouette of a camera shaped like the EOS M6 with a hole cut out where the sensor would be.

Apparently only CEOs and higher-ups are allowed to go to the presentation, no sales people are permitted.

I would say all of this would point to Canon announcing something more than just another entry level APS-C shooter.

If anyone has a picture of the invite, please send it to us.

more to come…

Will The Next Mirrorless Camera From Canon Have 4K Video? [CR1]

Will The Next Mirrorless Camera From Canon Have 4K Video? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | January 18, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We have confirmed that a mirrorless camera will be announced next month ahead of CP+ show which begins on March 1, 2018.

While we cannot confirm the “EOS M50” moniker is the camera coming next month, that’s the logical assumption based on past information.

We’re told by a completely unknown source that the next mirrorless camera will shoot 4K video. I was wondering what could possibly differentiate another APS-C mirrorless shooter from the current offerings, and this is certainly one way to do so.

I urge you to take this as a [CR1] rumor until we can confirm some specifications for the upcoming new mirrorless camera.