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.