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.
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)
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.