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Canon “G”MOS [CR2]

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. The problem with AAs is that they last about 2 minutes on a ps. Imagine what they’d be like on a G-MOS beast-o-mat? You’ve got to go proprietary if you want it to last. Leave the AAs for externals flash units. You can’t just carry around twenty AAs either, because that defeats the purpose of a smaller camera.

  2. Looks like we need two cameras here. A G10 type with a small body and less expansive spec set, and a larger range finder. The G10 is not a pocket camera – way too big (what kind of pockets do you guys have, anyway?). A good pocket camera would be great. But if you’re going to make the thing bigger, you might as well make an $800-$1000, interchangeable lens, rangefinder (with glass VF).

    The spec wish lists I’m reading on this page really do seem torn between two different cameras.

    Now let’s talk about quality… A rebel Xti has better image quality than an M8. By far. Make some good lenses for a canon rangefinder and through on a rebel sensor and processor and you’ve got a great little camera.

  3. The cameras like the G10 are so good, that I wonder if a larger format rangefinder at $900 would sell.

    People who understand the benefits of larger sensors are a tiny few compared to those who want and see benefits to small camera size. I’ll have to wait and see before passing judgement.

  4. Are you kinnding? i can shot more than 200 pictures with my A710IS (stabilised P&S), running with 2 AA rechargeable batteries (2500 mAh Varta… of course you should use good quality).

    So what about camera like SX1IS , using 4 AA??? more than 300 shots…

    The only difference with proprietary batteries is size: at equal power, AA batteries are slightly bigger. This is a big issue with ultra-compact P&S, but for high quality compact digicam, it’s not a problem, because those products technicaly cannot be so small (bigger lens, sensor and handgrip that can include the batteries).

    About Alcaline batteries, sure they die very fast, but anyway it’s usefull as “emergecy replacement” because you can find them anyhere.

    4xAA good quality batteries cost about 15 euros … what about a proprietary battery? for 15 euros, it’s not a problem to have 1 or 2 extra pack for replacement and HUGE autonomy.

    Moreover, what will you do when you’ll have your 600$ high quality compact digicam in your hand, in 3 or 4 years, still a very good cam, but with your dead proprietary battery… when Canon will not sale any more replacement battery?
    With a AA compatible digicam, no problem, you can go to any
    supermarket and find replacement batteries, Now, in 4 years, in 10 years…. Do you buy a 600$ digicam to put it in the rubish bin in 4 years? me no… at least i sell it or give it to another person if i want to buy a newer one one day.

    Last but not least, if you use only electronic devices that ask standard batteries, you can have only 1 charger for all your devices, and share your batteries between devices (flashlight, digicam…)

    For all those reasons, i would not buy any camera that is not compatible with standard batteries! especialy and expensive and high lever camera…. proprietary stuff is just good for gadgets!

  5. I think this is excellent news (if is true). No problem if is a little bigger than the G10, still a lot more compact than a DSRL… I just wish that for an optional EVF like the GX200…

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