Canon Officially Announces The PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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<em>The New Flagship G1 X Mark III PowerShot Camera Features the Largest Imaging Sensor Ever in a Canon Point-and-Shoot Camera</em></p>
<p><strong>MELVILLE, N.Y., October 16, 2017</strong> – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new flagship addition to its acclaimed G-series of premium compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Lightweight and portable without sacrificing the very best in Canon digital imaging technologies, the new G-series flagship features a 24.3- megapixel* APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology, both firsts for a Canon point-and shoot compact camera offering.</p>
<p>“As we continue to evolve the popular Canon PowerShot G-series line, we remain committed to incorporating both our latest innovations and the features photographers are looking for in an advanced, compact camera,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “With the new PowerShot G1 X Mark III, users will appreciate the quality and overall performance made possible using a APS-C sensor, alongside upgraded capabilities that can enable the capture of amazing photo and video, even in lowlight conditions.”</p>

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<p><strong>Ultimate in Compact Image Quality</strong></p>

<p>The new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III offers dramatic improvements from the series’ previous flagship, the PowerShot G1X Mark II, headlined by a larger, 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, resulting in fantastic image quality in both stills and video. This dramatic sensor upgrade pairs with a wide-angle 24-72mm** (3x zoom) lens with Optical Image Stabilization featuring a wide f/2.8-5.6 aperture to allow for maximum brightness and increased sharpness in images and an ISO range of 100-25,600. This provides users with the versatility to shoot in low-light scenarios like a dimly lit restaurant which can frame subjects with beautiful background blur.</p>
<p>Technology commonly found in Canon DSLRs and advanced cameras has now arrived for the first time in the PowerShot G-series, as the G1X Mark III will feature Canon’s acclaimed Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. This feature, popular amongst enthusiast and professional users, provides extremely fast and smooth autofocus capabilities across nearly the entire focal plane, allowing for more creative compositions when framing a subject away from the center of a shot.</p>
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<p><strong>Versatile and Intuitive Operation</strong></p>
<p>Dust and water resistant, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a compact and powerful imaging companion ready for a variety of challenging shooting scenarios. Designed for enthusiast and professional users, it offers a host of useful features to help inspire creativity and improve operability. These include:</p>
<p>• 2.36 million dot Organic LED Electronic Viewfinder provides customization options to match nearly any shooting style or scene

• Touch & Drag AF allows for intuitive operation linking the Electronic Viewfinder and touch panel monitor to quickly adjust focus targeting without looking away from the viewfinder, or using Smooth Zone AF to effortlessly track subjects with the touch of a finger.

• 3.0 inch Vari-angle Touch LCD Monitor helps capture the perfect shot from a variety of challenging angles, including overhead or low-angle shooting.

• The G1 X Mark III is capable of fast continuous shooting up to approximately 7 frames per second (fps), or up to 9fps with AF fixed – working easily with Dual Pixel CMOS AF to track even the most fleeting of subjects with ease.

• A New Shutter Release function offers a sophisticated sense of operation, similar to high-end EOS models, providing a comfortable hold during continuous shooting</p>
<p><strong>Canon Technologies Worthy of a Flagship</strong></p>
<p>With technology ranging from HD video capabilities to the latest in connectivity features, the G1 X Mark III is versatile enough to achieve high-level performance on the go. Additional features include:

• Instantly connect to a smart device* via built-in Wi-Fi***, NFC^ or Bluetooth^^ to facilitate easy sharing with friends and family or utilize the Camera Connect app to shoot remotely.

• Panoramic Shot Mode functionality allows users to easily capture panoramic photos, simply be swinging the camera while shooting either vertically or horizontally.

• Capture Full HD 1080/60p Video with high ISO speed shooting and smooth accurate focus when used alongside Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology, while 5-axis movie IS helps reduce the effect of camera shake when shooting handheld

• Easily capture picturesque Time-Lapse Movies with intuitive settings that help determine intervals and exposure</p>
<p>The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is scheduled to be available in November 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1299.00¹. In addition the Canon Lens Hood LH-DC110, Waterproof Case WP-DC56 and Deluxe Leather Case PSC-6300 for the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will be available for an estimated retail price of $59.99, $499.99 and $99.99 respectively ¹. For more information please visit usa.canon.com.</p>
<p><em>*</em><em>Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.</em></p>
<p><em>**</em><em> 35mm film equivalent.</em></p>
<p><em>***Compatible with iOS</em><em>® </em><em>versions 9.3/10.3, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.</em></p>
<p><em>^</em><em> Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1.</em></p>
<p><em>^^</em><em> Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect.</em></p>
<p><em><sup>¹</sup></em><em>Availability, prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set be individual dealers and may vary.</em></p>
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...years ago I purchased two original Ms (one for each child) along with the 22mm and 18-55mm lenses.

Both young ladies love their Ms.

One of them, I think, likes the concept (and fun) of the MILC system while the other...not so much, while both very much enjoy the images that they themselves can produce.

This new G1X3 will be perfect, I think, for the daughter who doesn't care so much for the idea of changing lenses to get a better/different image.

But, to be honest, this young lady has little use for a viewfinder...and the added size-and-weight that goes with it.

So we're back to that again; we'd be more interested in this system if it did NOT include a viewfinder.
 

bf

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Who writes these anouncements? Who reads them?
Anyway, I think the form-factor is noticable. Other than that it's not for me and I pass! I was never a fan of flagship compacts and their price tags.
 

tomri

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How about this (299,- EUR in 2013 vs 1299,- EUR now, both with lens, both APS-C)
 

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whothafunk

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who the hell buys this anyway. we are living in an era where modern smart phones have beyond sufficient camera for things you are able to take photos of. sure this has a bit more zoom and "ai servo" but the images will be crap anyway.
 
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I waited for this camera, but the lens degrades it for my use. When it comes usable for portrait, we have 5.6 aperture. I know we have bigger chip, but still ... :-(
 

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Canon is stirring the whole imaging industry with their innovations decades after decades (according to some in this forum anyways). In continuation, Canon announced this 1080p 'beast' with superfast f2.8-5.6 ().

Meanwhile DJI announces Zenmuse 6K Camera.

But Canon is innovating. Yup believe the forumers here.
 

Mikehit

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CanonGuy said:
Canon is stirring the whole imaging industry with their innovations decades after decades (according to some in this forum anyways). In continuation, Canon announced this 1080p 'beast' with superfast f2.8-5.6 ().

Meanwhile DJI announces Zenmuse 6K Camera.

But Canon is innovating. Yup believe the forumers here.

At 2,700 USD for the camera and 1300 USD for each lens I would hope it is better. But do you fancy using that handheld?
 

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I hope Canon made sure their wireless connectivity app works. More people own smartphones than all other devices combined.

Although I am not the target market for this camera I am happy Canon has come around to offering a point & shoot with an APS-C sensor.

Now do the right thing and slowly consolidate the 17 point & shoots into just 3 refreshed models. 1 for the SX Series and 1 for the ELPH series.

Same goes with all the brands as well.

I am still surprised that 4K @ 60fps isnt the norm for flagship point & shoots when the iPhone 8 can do it.
 

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So... how far off am I when I peg this as an EOS M5 + a slightly quicker / slightly smaller fixed 15-45 kit zoom?

And who is this body aimed at market-wise? 2nd body for people who love their Rebels? 1st body for people who don't want to deal with the footprint of a Rebel? RX100 buyers? (Surely not X100 buyers, right?)

- A
 

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CanonGuy said:
Canon is stirring the whole imaging industry with their innovations decades after decades (according to some in this forum anyways). In continuation, Canon announced this 1080p 'beast' with superfast f2.8-5.6 ().

Meanwhile DJI announces Zenmuse 6K Camera.

But Canon is innovating. Yup believe the forumers here.

hehe. Only the forum denizens of the "Canon apologist cult". :)
 

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ahsanford said:
So... how far off am I when I peg this as an EOS M5 + a slightly quicker / slightly smaller fixed 15-45 kit zoom?

And who is this body aimed at market-wise? 2nd body for people who love their Rebels? 1st body for people who don't want to deal with the footprint of a Rebel? RX100 buyers? (Surely not X100 buyers, right?)

- A
Supplement to a smartphone when even the Google Pixel 2 & iPhone 8 aren't good enough.

The market for point & shoot has been largely eaten by the smartphone.

Only way for them to compete is on superior image quality over smartphones through larger image sensors like full frame, aps-c, four thirds, 1.5", etc.

The WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity options it has points to that application.

Almost everyone now owns a new smartphone every 22 months on average. A very small minority owns a full fledged computer. Sales of PCs have declined for 5 straight years and ownership now lengthened to an average of 6 years. In spite of sales slump Apple's Mac is gaining market share pointing to consumers going for quality.

I expect all brands to consolidate the over 1 dozen point & shoot per brand to just under a handful of refreshed models in the next 5 years.

Watch this video on how the camera business has performed since 2009. It is both awesome and sad. Awesome because everyone now has a camera via smartphone ownership. Sad because I expect increase in selling price for future Canon cameras.
 

whothafunk

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Mikehit said:
whothafunk said:
but the images will be crap anyway.
That alone invalidates your whole post.
because first i mention smart phones have sufficient enough cameras and then images will be crap? when you zoom in on those wannabe zooms, images will be crap, especially because AI Servo on those things aren't worth donkey dong.
 

ahsanford

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whothafunk said:
Mikehit said:
whothafunk said:
but the images will be crap anyway.
That alone invalidates your whole post.
because first i mention smart phones have sufficient enough cameras and then images will be crap? when you zoom in on those wannabe zooms, images will be crap, especially because AI Servo on those things aren't worth donkey dong.

Right, because IQ is strictly a function of servo AF performance. I totally forgot. People are only shooting wildlife with the 15-45 f/2.8-5.6 crop lens. ::)

I've had a 5D3 for 5 years and I use Servo AF all of twice a year when I see an interesting bird or take photos of my friend's kids at a soccer game. Somehow, my 5D3 still delivers nice images with One Shot AF. I'm going to go out on a very short and sturdy limb and predict this PowerShot will do the same.

- A
 

Mikehit

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whothafunk said:
Mikehit said:
whothafunk said:
but the images will be crap anyway.
That alone invalidates your whole post.
because first i mention smart phones have sufficient enough cameras and then images will be crap? when you zoom in on those wannabe zooms, images will be crap, especially because AI Servo on those things aren't worth donkey dong.

Well when you say "sure this has a bit more zoom and "ai servo" but the images will be crap anyway." I could only assume that the Canon with its 'AI servo' would be 'crap.
If you meant the iphone was 'crap' maybe you should learn to express yourself less ambiguously
 

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whothafunk said:
who the hell buys this anyway. we are living in an era where modern smart phones have beyond sufficient camera for things you are able to take photos of. sure this has a bit more zoom and "ai servo" but the images will be crap anyway.
About 95%-99% of the image quality depends on the photographer. Have you just rated yourself?
 

ahsanford

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whothafunk said:
because first i mention smart phones have sufficient enough cameras and then images will be crap? when you zoom in on those wannabe zooms, images will be crap, especially because AI Servo on those things aren't worth donkey dong.

The idea of 'if cell phones are ascendant and ubiquitous, buying any camera is pointless' gets a little old.

Cell phone tech is improving all the time and cell phone photography is awesome, don't get me wrong. But the stock cell phone camera cannot:

  • Generate small DOF / bokeh without computational methods (that are fledgling at best in 2017)
  • Work well at high ISO
  • Cover much of anything beyond standard zoom FLs, work with macro, tilt-shift, etc.
  • Get anywhere near the AF and shutter responsiveness of a proper camera

So this G1X Mark III is just another option (in a sea of options) between the cell phone and larger options. Consider: even a ground-floor Rebel mops the floor with a cell phone for responsiveness, IQ, high ISO, small DOF, etc. because physics is physics. This is simply another / smaller / pricier way to get those benefits.

It's not for me, but I'm pretty sure someone has been waiting for this and will pony up the bucks on day one for this.

- A
 
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ahsanford said:
So... how far off am I when I peg this as an EOS M5 + a slightly quicker / slightly smaller fixed 15-45 kit zoom?

And who is this body aimed at market-wise? 2nd body for people who love their Rebels? 1st body for people who don't want to deal with the footprint of a Rebel? RX100 buyers? (Surely not X100 buyers, right?)

- A

You nailed it...I guess what I'd be even more interested in is a Powershot like an M6 +15-45 kit zoom.