New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development

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<p><strong>Featuring large image sensor, high zoom capability and compact body

</strong>Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to the demands from users looking for high quality high zoom performance. Offering both convenience from a compact body and excellent super telephoto performance, this camera is perfect for everyday or travel shooting in high quality.</p>
<p>Source: [<a href="http://www.canon.com.hk/en/corporate/press_release/pressReleaseDetails.do?prmid=10951" target="_blank">CHK</a>]</p>
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Lee Jay

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Sounds like an RX10/FZ1000 rival

I wouldn't consider either one of those to be "compact".

The teasing pictures make it look more G-series sized than SX series sized.
 

hoodlum

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This must be the first time that Canon has teased far in advance of a new Powershot model. They have been slow to react to the more advanced compacts and this looks like a pre-emptive move to encourage people to wait.
 

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"Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to the demands from users looking for high quality high zoom performance."
How is this even announcement worthy? Isn't this what they say about every new powershot or superzoom camera anyway? Isn't this pretty much the equivalent of Canon just saying
"Next year we will make another new camera"
Besides, even if I did choose to care about this announcement, the best thing I could realistically hope for is the RX10, which has already been around for about a year.
 

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Canon has publically said that they are abandoning the entry level point and shoot bodies and going after the high end compact market.

It will be interesting to see if they have a 1 inch sensor or a APS-C.
 
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to me it sounds like......SX1 MK2

They do say "premium", and the SX50 felt plastic-y compared to my SX1.

Now add in my 'old' idea: give this boogar a rechargable lithium battery that is shaped like 4 AA batteries; the best of both worlds.

Rich
 

Lee Jay

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Rich said:
Now add in my 'old' idea: give this boogar a rechargable lithium battery that is shaped like 4 AA batteries; the best of both worlds.

4 AAs produce 4.8V (rechargeable) or 6.0V (alkaline). Lithium batteries produce 3.7V (1 cell) or 7.4V (2 cells).

How are you going to handle the different voltages and how are you going to estimate remaining capacity when you have different voltages and different discharge characteristics?
 

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Lee Jay said:
Rich said:
Now add in my 'old' idea: give this boogar a rechargable lithium battery that is shaped like 4 AA batteries; the best of both worlds.

4 AAs produce 4.8V (rechargeable) or 6.0V (alkaline). Lithium batteries produce 3.7V (1 cell) or 7.4V (2 cells).

How are you going to handle the different voltages and how are you going to estimate remaining capacity when you have different voltages and different discharge characteristics?

Using 7.4 V Li Ion or AAs (4.8 V or 6 V) batteries and an internal voltage of 3 V - a step down converter circuitry can handle that with efficiencies of roughly 85 % . Or use a combined step DOWN / step UP converter with less efficiency.
The camera has to be informed by the battery (or menu) about the battery type to know it's discharge characteristics.

But - IMO - to expensive / complicated (choosing battery type in menu) for users who like the concept of a easy to use wide range zoom ...
 
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mb66energy said:
Lee Jay said:
Rich said:
Now add in my 'old' idea: give this boogar a rechargable lithium battery that is shaped like 4 AA batteries; the best of both worlds.

4 AAs produce 4.8V (rechargeable) or 6.0V (alkaline). Lithium batteries produce 3.7V (1 cell) or 7.4V (2 cells).

How are you going to handle the different voltages and how are you going to estimate remaining capacity when you have different voltages and different discharge characteristics?

Using 7.4 V Li Ion or AAs (4.8 V or 6 V) batteries and an internal voltage of 3 V - a step down converter circuitry can handle that with efficiencies of roughly 85 % . Or use a combined step DOWN / step UP converter with less efficiency.
The camera has to be informed by the battery (or menu) about the battery type to know it's discharge characteristics.

But - IMO - to expensive / complicated (choosing battery type in menu) for users who like the concept of a easy to use wide range zoom ...

Simple solution, the Lithium is a Canon battery. Canon could easily put a chip in it like laser cartridges that tells the camera this is Canon Battery XYZ and the camera would know on start up.
Rich
 
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Lee Jay said:
Rich said:
Now add in my 'old' idea: give this boogar a rechargable lithium battery that is shaped like 4 AA batteries; the best of both worlds.

4 AAs produce 4.8V (rechargeable) or 6.0V (alkaline). Lithium batteries produce 3.7V (1 cell) or 7.4V (2 cells).

How are you going to handle the different voltages and how are you going to estimate remaining capacity when you have different voltages and different discharge characteristics?

Well that's pretty easy. You design it that way. Take it for granted that 4 double a's are not going to last as long but how it gets done is easy, for Canon's engineers.

Also to note a lithium the size of 4 AA's would be bigger and give it a higher capacity as well. They could design the voltage of the Lithium battery to match that of 4 AA's and then it would be a natural.

Rich
 

Lee Jay

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Rich said:
They could design the voltage of the Lithium battery to match that of 4 AA's and then it would be a natural.

Then they'd have to invent new battery chemistry.
 
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