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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III US price leaked ($1299), announcement next week

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III US Price Leaked ($1299), Announcement Next Week
Next PowerShot G1 X to feature an APS-C sensor?

Some bits about the upcoming Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III surfaced on the web. We expect Canon to announce the PowerShot G1 X Mark III next week, so stay tuned.

  • PowerShot G1 X Mark III price in USA: $1,299
  • WP- DC56 Waterproof Case – $499
  • Lens Hood LH-DC110 – $49
  • PSC-6300 -$99

So far we expect the PowerShot G1 X Mark III to have the following features:

  • 24.2mp APS-C Sensor
  • DIGIC 7
  • 24-70mm f/2.8-5.6 (35mm equivalent)
  • Dynamic IS
  • Touch AF
  • Dust & water resistant
  • OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF)

As you can see from the listabove, the big news is that the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will likely have an APS-C sensor, a first time for the PowerShot G1 X series.

Stay tuned.

  • Ronald Den Dekker

    24-70mm f/2.8-5.6…. f5.6 Hope thats is wrong information. I’d rather have a slightly smaller sensor and 1.8-2.8 or 2.0-4 and 24-112 or 24-120

    • Najinsky

      For some reason the rumors seem to be quoting aperture as full frame equivalent and it’s confusing a lot of people.

      The anticipated lens is 15-44mm F/1.8 – 3.7 for an APS-C sensor (there is a patent for a lens with this spec).

      In full frame terms, that’s ~24-70/2.8-5.8

      Contrast this with the existing G1X.2:

      12-60mm F/2-3.9 for a 1.5″ type sensor.

      In full frame terms that gives ~24-120/4-7.9

      So in fact this new lens is a full stop faster at the wide end, and being designed for APS-C means it can deliver the full 24MP vs the 13MP of the previous model.

      So this could be a very high quality camera. We might even see the lens being given an ‘L’ designation if the quality is high enough.

      • Narren Rot

        Lets hope you’re right :)

        • Najinsky

          Unfortunately, it seems not. It now seems pretty certain it is a 15-45mm f/2.8-5.6. Giving 24-72mm ‘equivalent’ focal length, and f/4.5-9 equivalent DOF characteristics. And there is a picture of it floating around somewhere.

      • NotAMeasureator

        I believe you are right Najinsky.. If you look at that photo above at the bottom of the lens you can see partial writing – 3.9 so your f/3.7 number is just about right.

        • Najinsky

          The camera shown is the existing mk2 version, which does indeed have an f/2-3.9 lens. As far as I know, no sites have posted an image of the new mk3 yet.

          • NotAMeasureator

            Haha, you mean where it says just ‘G1X’ on the body right beside the 3.9? Didn’t even notice that – forest through the tree’s and all that ;)

        • CCD FTW


      • Ronald Den Dekker

        @Najinsky Hope your are right :-)

      • CCD FTW

        It isn’t a full frame lens, no L designation (does it even matter? Probably does to fanboys I guess).

        • Najinsky

          Yes, now pretty certain it’s just a standard lens. The L designated wasn’t important per se , I was just trying to make sense of the rumor in terms of possible interpretations of the spec, the price and a certain Canon lens patent. I just didn’t see how they could pitch a camera like this at $1299 with just an ordinary lens. But clearly, if anyone can…

      • Mistral75

        The lens is a 15-45mm f/2.8-5.6.

  • vau

    Actually I’m quite impressed, if those things are true. I’d be happier for a fixed, but faster lens, but those specs rock.

    • Ayoul

      Yep, This can be a great walk around camera. 24-70, compact, EVF, touch AF. If they manage to make the lens consistant across most of the range and compact this can be a very good product.

  • Henrik Jansberg

    any news on the form factor ? (size & weight)

  • Mistral75

    By the way, PSC-6300 is the dedicated soft case.

  • Wade Marks

    I’m sure it will be a nice camera, but seems a high price for a fixed lens compact model.

    We’re getting into the price territory of APS-C dslr’s and of course the EOS M series. I guess if you like the size and weight, it may be worth it.

    But geez I could get an 80D with lens or M5 with lens for this kind of money.

    • Ronald Den Dekker

      Those high-end compact camera’s can do flash at high sync speeds like 1/2000 most of the time. That comes in handy sometimes. A Canon 24-70mm lens itself is also pricy. So for about the same amount of money you can have a complete camera. Your Canon external flashes etc will work on it also.

      • Wade Marks

        This Canon 24-70 lens is hardly the equivalent of the vaunted 24-70 2.8 L II lens for their dslr’s.

        And how many people are really going to use external flashes with this type of camera? I’m sure there are a few out there, but that’s a pretty small niche.

        Bottom line is that you still get the handling of a compact…slow AF, amateur controls, etc…for a pretty hefty premium. Canon offers many APS-C dslr’s that are better values for this type of money…ditto for their EOS M series.

  • Дмитрий

    1299? … why not 399?

    • Wade Marks

      Exactly. I’m sure it’s a good camera but $1299 seems a bit high…even outrageously high, given the other options out there by Canon and other companies. It’s not hard to think of many other options by Canon and other companies that represent far better value and capability.

  • Дмитрий

    canon 1300$ = new sony a7s in 2018

  • Дмитрий

    and you loser in sensor and ergonomiks/ you optic is old

  • Panacea

    Impressive. This would make for a very nice jacket-pocketable companion to a single-body EOS system.

    Most importantly, it is far-enough-removed from the capabilities of today’s ever-improving smartphone.

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