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Update – Canon’s upcoming Powershot camera

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Canon’s upcoming large sensor Powershot camera (crop from the pic below)

This was a big blunder. The camera we are talking about is the Powershot G3 X, Canon announced the development back in February. Apologies…

Last year we had a brief mention of this camera on Canon Netherland’s site. The camera could be seen in a short product presentation video (the video is still there). The camera was presented as having a “big zoom”. However, the mysterious camera is blacked out in the video:

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Blacked out image of Cannon’s upcoming large sensor Powershot camera

Previously, there was a press release by Canon Hong Kong, announcing the development of…

New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development 
Featuring large image sensor, high zoom capability and compact body

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.

Now, the camera appeared again in a banner on Canon UK and NL sites. In the picture below, it’s the cam on the left.

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From left: the new Powershot, G7X, G1X II

The new Powershot appears to have a more massive body than its siblings, with DSLR-like grip, and a fair amount of control dials. It definitely is the enthusiasts-oriented Powershot camera Canon mentioned. The question is: when will it be announced? NAB 2015 isn’t the best stage for a consumer product announcement. On the other hand, the camera shown in the picture is neither blacked out nor does it look like an early prototype.

What do you think?

[via PetaPixel]
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About our rumor rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
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