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Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
I’m not sure where the G13 and G14 went, but they will definately be missed. Here’s an image of the imminent G12 replacement. 

It’s pretty closely specced to the G12. Add DIGIC V and a faster lens, the f/1.8 looks good. The flash is now a popup as well. Here’s hoping the viewfinder is a bit better.



More Photokina Chatter [CR1]

More Photokina Chatter [CR1]

PowerShot and EOS
I received a few tidbits of information of coming products for Photokina.

S100 Replacement with Wifi

G12 Replacement that isn’t much different than the current one. Same sensor size as the G12.

A new SX big zoom PowerShot is coming.

A full frame EOS between the 7D and 5D Mark III with touchscreen and 20mp (most mentions have been 22mp)

CRs Take
I’m not 100% sure about a new EOS camera, though there are press events all over the planet next week. Announcing EOS with Pixma and PowerShot has happened before, and Canon could use a splash at Photokina if Nikon does indeed announce their inexpensive fullframe D600.

Stock levels of the 5D Mark II seem to be depleting in various places around the globe as well.


Announcements Before Photokina

Announcements Before Photokina

Next Week
Canon will be announcing new product next week in the lead up to Photokina. A few people have received invites to various press conferences around the globe.

So what can we expect to be announced?

At least two new “pro” Pixma printers. These will be direct replacements for the Pixma 9000 Mark II & Pixma 9500 Mark II. They’ll be be a smaller Pixma Pro-1, one with dye and the other with pigment.

There will be no 17″ Pixma printer announced this go around, but there are murmurs we will finally see one in the near future.

More PowerShot announcements are expected, a G12 replacement I’m told is likely, as well as a new fast lens PowerShot. 

EOS Body
There is next to no talk about a new EOS body for Photokina. The next camera will be a smaller full frame camera, when is still the question.

There has been talk of a new 400 f/5.6L being announced and not much else. I’ve had one other suggestion that a new couple of lenses for the EOS-M system could also be announced. A macro maybe? 


More “Super G Series” Talk

More “Super G Series” Talk

The Super G
Valentin Sama of DSLR Magazine wrote on his personal blog that Canon is working on a “Super G Series” camera.

This falls in line with previous posts here and here.

I was surprised how many people agreed with me about Canon not needing a mirrorless camera, but instead a high end PowerShot. The people that disagreed made great points about Canon being involved in what appears to be an emerging segment that is here to stay.

Source: [1K1] via [NL]

Canon G12 @ B&H for $379


Powershot Gx? [CR1]

Powershot Gx? [CR1]

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.


BF: Canon PowerShot G12 @ B&H for $379

BF: Canon PowerShot G12 @ B&H for $379

More Great Deals from B&H
Just when I think I won’t post any more deals, I get an email.

The Canon PowerShot G12 for $379 until November 26, 2011. That’s a savings of $50.

Canon G12 @ B&H for $379.95

This camera probably won’t be replaced until March or April at the earliest.


A Week in Rumors

A Week in Rumors

Lots came in
I have received a lot of small rumors throughout the week. There’s till life out there, even if there isn’t anything overly exciting.

I’ll break them down.

Apparently DIGIC V will be powering the next Canon DSLRs. We all expect better noise reduction and processing speed, however there is also a “brand new feature”. I’m still waiting to find out what that is.

PowerShot G12 Replacement
There will be no G12 replacement in 2011.

2011 DSLR?
Most information I am receiving now seems to suggest there will be no DSLR announcement in 2011. There are definitely a lot of prototype bodies out there, we just won’t be hearing about them until 2012.

It was suggested this was to make sure Canon could meet the production demands that the Christmas and holiday  seasons require.

It was also flatly said that “Canon will announce a new camera when it’s done, and not a minute before”. Canon has no desire to announce a camera and it not be available for 2-3 months.

Canon Mirrorless
The R&D is ongoing. There is no prototype cameras out to photographers though.

EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
Apparently in the October 2011 Popular Photography issue, they wrote a reference to an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS II. I haven’t seen the magazine, but generally dismiss this sort of thing as a typo. I’ve never received solid info that the version II would have IS.

*UPDATE* As pointed out by a reader, any 24-70 with IS wouldn’t be designated with a “II”. I hate missing the obvious. :)


PowerShots Next Week [CR2-CR3]

PowerShots Next Week [CR2-CR3]

Next announcements
Next Tuesday we will be seeing some more Canon announcements. Alas, no DSLRs will be announced. We’re reminding the folks of previous information.

PowerShot SX40 HS [CR3]
35x Zoom
HD Video

The second camera to be announced isn’t quite as definite, we’re pretty sure it’s an S95 replacement.

PowerShot S100 (tentative name) [CR2]
5X Zoom

Again, there has been nothing about a G13, so it looks like the G12 will remain a current product for the time being. Could this be a sign the series is taking a turn? Here’s hoping.

Another theory is the “S100″ rumors we’re hearing are actually for a G13 and the “S” series isn’t getting an upgrade.


Upcoming PowerShots [CR2]

Upcoming PowerShots [CR2]

Upcoming PowerShots
Along with the EOS updates coming, there’s obviously going to be some new PowerShots as well. Below are the confirmed models.

- 12mp
-  35x Zoom

SX150 IS
- 14mp
- 12x Zoom

- 12mp
- 5x Zoom

I haven’t seen anything on a G12 replacement, which is odd.


CR Rates The Product Announcements Part 2

Part 2: PowerShot
There are a lot of PowerShot fans out there, and Canon has unleashed another pile of cameras for you folks to choose from.

*NOTE* These opinions are loose and based the specifications of the products and initial impressions. I will delve deeper next week.

PowerShot G12
A very small upgrade to the popular G11. We can assume Canon is just coasting with this series of camera, they’ve had no real competition. The P7000 may look like a G11, but if it continues the Coolpix heritage, Canon doesn’t have much to worry about.

Should it have been more of an upgrade? It depends who you ask, but all people were criticizing with the G11 was the lack of HD video. That’s been somewhat rectified with 720p.

PowerShot S95
Pretty much the same type upgrade as the G12. I’ll find out next week if the looseness of the back wheel has been fixed. I hear it’s still a problem for some people.

PowerShot SX30 IS
Initial impressions? Completely absurd, an equivalent of an 24-840mm lens?
Canon has lead the megapixel war, in some cases, too far. Now they’re leading the insane zoom war.

I’m going to be very interested in the results one will get at 840mm on an overcast day.

PowerShot SD4500 IS
This will probably become a very popular camera with travellers and the like. Women will also gobble up its small size and big zoom. I think it’ll be a sales winner.

PowerShot SX130 IS
A budget series continues. Not much to say about it.

What’s missing from the PowerShot announcements?
The first camera that comes to mind is a replacement for the D10. Canon’s first go at a waterproof camera had some serious ups and downs. I have heard there is going to be another waterproof camera or two, an announcement time for it/them is unknown.

Outside of that, everything that was expected came down the pipe. Very few are asking for a larger sensor PowerShot anymore, we all seem to be waiting for Canon’s version of a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Safe, calculated and truly Canon. That’s how I’d describe the direction of PowerShots.

More 60D Stuff
After seeing what Nikon threw out there with the D7000, coming in at $100 more expensive than the 60D. there’s a perception Canon dropped the ball on this one. I think the 60D looks about $100 overpriced now.

That being said, Canon will still sell a lot of them to upgrading Rebel users. There are more Rebels out there than any other DSLR.

The D7000 is going to take new DSLR buyers away from Canon, but I don’t think it’ll make too many people switch.