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Canon “G”MOS [CR2]

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The Evolution of the Powershot G
I received an email that Canon does indeed have an APS-C sized sensor “G” camera being tested/developed.

Test Camera Specs
15.1mp CMOS 1.6x Crop
3x Zoom  (24-70 IS, no speed information)
3″ 920k LCD
ISO 100-3200
SD Card
1080p HD Movie Mode
Body is slightly larger than the G10
New Battery
No Viewfinder (Flash shoe VF?)
Flash Shoe

We know a CMOS based G series camera with a larger sensor is coming. The source said we may not see this type of camera until Photokina 2010.


76 responses to “Canon “G”MOS [CR2]”

  1. I would love a Canon digital rangefinder! I was just getting into photography as these were phasing out. They seem like such interesting photographic instruments.

    Also, since the Canonet was designed for 35 mm film, a digital rangefinder built around an APS-sized sensor could be smaller.

    I hope the E-P1 is tremendously successful and defines a market. The success of the E-P1 would support Canon entering the market with its own digital rangefinder.

  2. I’m sure by eliminating the mirror/prism and other SLR-ish aspects a fairly compact APS-C body could be made with the retro rangefinder style. Whether Canon does or not is another matter. I’d personally love it if they did. Not all of us are m43 fans. And they have a whole two lenses for the E-P1 (14-42mm and 17mm F2.8 Pancake) oh boy.

    Make it EF-S, I’d stick a 17-85MM f4-5.6 IS USM (28-135mm) for standard zoom, round it out with a 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM (16-35mm) and 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS (88-400mm) and it’s nice little fun pack. Add a few new EF-S primes with a pancake and it’s quite a little system. And I could let my daughters use them on my 50D too.

  3. My 4 Duracell 2650mAh cost me around 20USD. They can hold a near full charge for over 6 months. With flash they’ll last a good 1000+ shots (though the camera has a very very slow fps when using it). They’re charged with a slow charging cheap-o charger (15 bucks) which takes 15-20 hours for a full charge. The 30min chargers that are available will kill your batteries after a couple of cycles. Check out candlelight forums for more info. Alkalines, of various brands, give me a fifth of the shots.

    @ David, yeah it’s not a fair comparison since the SX10 also has an EVF while the G10 only has an optical one and also a much larger lens (extends more during each start up, i.e consumes more juice). The cipa standard also dictates a 50% flash usage. I don’t know the rating on the respective flash units but I don’t think they’re identical.

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