We've already heard a lot of rumbling about an imminent replacement for the PowerShot G1 X Mark II. We've reported that the flagship PowerShot will receive a 24mp APS-C sized sensor, instead of the 1.5″ sensor found in the current version.
We've been told that the PowerShot G5 X is also receiving a Mark II version shortly, but that the camera will retain the 1″ sized sensor. The new sensor is rumored to be 20.2mp, which is the same resolution of the current camera. The new sensor should be upgraded in image quality and and be equipped with DPAF. We do not know if the camera lens is going to remain 24-105mm (35mm equivalent).
We have moved the PowerShot G5 X to a “don't buy” along with the PowerShot G1 X Mark II in our Buyer's Guide. We're still waiting to hear if the PowerShot G3 X will be getting a Mark II version shortly.
While have been unable to confirm an announcement date for the refreshed PowerShot cameras.
More to come…