CES is over, CP+ is coming, here is what to expect from Canon (EOS M50, and more)

 

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CES 2018 is over, and as expected there haven’t been any announcements by Canon. However, CP+ is coming in March, and we are pretty sure Canon will announce some new stuff.

So, what can we expect to be announced for CP+?

Canon EOS M50

First of all, Canon will announce the EOS M50 (coverage) in the next weeks (towards end of February is most likely). The EOS M50 has already leaked through certification authorities, and we got a suggestion from a good source that it will be announced for CP+. We are pretty confident on this one, though we still have no idea where to place the EOS M50. We speculate it will be some sort of midrange MILC by Canon, i.e. positioned between the EOS M5 () and the EOS M100 ().

New PowerShot cameras

We expect two new Canon PowerShot cameras for CP+. The new PowerShots will replace the PowerShot G5 X () and PowerShot G3 X (). We consider these replacements to be most likely, but are not 100% sure on this. Given Canon’s effort to split the market in as much segments as possible, we wouldn’t be surprised to see entirely new PowerShot cameras. That’s to say we could see more than two new PowerShot cameras soon.

New Canon Rebel DSLRs

We also expect two or three new entry-level Canon Rebel DSLRs to be announced. From leaked certification data, we know they will be named EOS 3000D and EOS 4000D. There is also the replacement for the Canon Rebel T6 (EOS 1300D in EU, ) that will most likely be announced before CP+. The Rebel T7/EOS 2000D too has leaked through certification authorities.

What else?

Here is the stuff we are less confident about. Canon may announce at least one new lens for CP+. In the last months there have been many rumors suggesting various lenses. We prefer being cautious on this since in the past we saw rumors related to new Canon lenses spin around for months if not years, only to turn out to be fake. Our personal take is, let’s hope Canon delivers some serious lenses for their EOS M system.

What not?

Don’t expect a full frame mirrorless camera for CP+. The EOS 7D Mark III and EOS 90D will also not be announced any time soon.

 

That’s all for now. 2018 may be a very interesting year for Canon fans. Stay tuned!

Future Canon PowerShot cameras rumored to feature APS-C sensors [CW3]

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Next PowerShot G1 X to feature an APS-C sensor?

We reported that we were told the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III might have an APS-C sensor instead of the 1.5″ sensor used so far on the series. We got this hint from two different, albeit new sources.

A new rumor suggests that Canon may produce more PowerShot cameras with an APS-C sensor in the future.

The next iterations of the PowerShot G3 X and G5 X are named. Speculation goes that even smaller PowerShot cameras like the G9 X and G7 X series may feature an APS-C sensor, which is a bit of a stretch in my opinion.

This is entirely possible. It’s since a while that people are asking (hoping) Canon would feature larger sensors in their pretty powerful and popular PowerShot cameras. However, it may also be nothing but wishful thinking. Given how much Canon likes to segment their offerings it wouldn’t be surprising if the latter hits the mark. Maybe it will happen. If it does, it would allow Canon to reenforce their market position in this category.

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is expected to be announced soon, though I do not have a clear hint about the date. It showed up at a registration authority, and this is usually a sign that the announcement isn’t that far away.

We keep you posted, stay tuned.

Canon Powershot G3 X hands-on video

DigitalRev TV posted a Canon PowerShot G3 X hands-on video. This latest superzoom point-and-shoot has all the features that you would need in an all-in-one travel camera, with a massive 24-600mm equivalent focal range and 20-megapixel sensor. Kai takes a tour of Cambridge University with Canon’s latest bridge camera to test it out, tourist style.

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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Canon Powershot G3 X field test by Imaging Resource

Powershot G3 X
  • 20.2 MP 1 inch CMOS sensor
  • 25x, f/2.8-5.6 optical zoom lens, 24-600mm equivalent
  • ISO 125-12800
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 1080p Full HD and Expanded Movie Options
  • Built in Wi-Fi and NFC for instant sharing

Imaging Resource posted a very exhaustive review of the PowerShot G3 X.

From the conclusion:

The Canon PowerShot G3 X delivers high quality images across an impressive range of ISO speeds. With an excellent 24-600mm lens, the G3X offers a focal length range that its direct competitors can’t match at this time. The large touchscreen display is sharp and is an acceptable alternative to a viewfinder in many, but not all, situations. The G3X does many things well and has a lot to offer, but it is not without its drawbacks. The G3X’s autofocus performance excels in good conditions but disappoints in lower light. Despite having an excellent focal length for wildlife images, the slow continuous RAW shooting and less than impressive continuous autofocus hampers the G3X’s ability to capture action, particularly at longer focal lengths.

The review comes with sample pics, high ISO tests, and more. The G3 X is a solid performer, and this review confirms it. It’s just a bit expensive in my opinion, selling at $999.

Canon PowerShot G3 X price check: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Apple Digital Camera RAW 6.06 released, adds support for Canon Powershot G3 X

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Apple released Digital Camera RAW 6.06. The update adds support for various cameras, Canon PowerShot G3 X included, to OS X Yosemite. Digital Camera RAW 6.06 supports the following cameras (more info at Apple):

  • Canon PowerShot G3 X
  • Leica Q (Typ 116)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-7R II
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Canon Powershot G3 X review (Camera Labs)

Powershot G3 X

Camera Labs felt the pulse of Canon’s Powershot G3 X, the company’s first compact camera with a big sensor (1″) and a big zoom (25x). The  PowerShot G3 X sells for $999, and reviews aren’t all positive so far. The main winning point of the G3 X is the zoom range.

With a fixed lens model like the Canon G3X, the zoom range is all important and Canon is the clear winner here with a 25x optical zoom with an equivalent range of 25-600mm. The Lumix FZ1000 has a 16x / 25-400mm range, while Sony’s RX10 (Mark I and II) has an 8.3x / 24-200mm range. So the Canon G3X outguns them both, reaching three times longer than the Sony and half as far again as the Lumix. There’s one caveat here though and that’s where video is concerned. The Lumix FZ1000’s 4K UHD video mode takes a crop from the sensor which reduces the field of view, effectively zooming you in a little further. Fully zoomed in in 4K mode the field of view on the FZ1000 almost matches that of the G3X at its 600mm maximum telephoto in 1080p video modes. Head over to Camera Labs for the review.

The Canon Powershot G3 X is shipping at $999 in the USA: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon.

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PowerShot G3 X price check: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy.

Specs:

  • 20.2 MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 25x Optical Zoom f/2.8-5.6 IS Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.2″ 1.62M-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
  • Full HD Video at 60p; HDMI Output
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12,800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Wheel, and Physical Dials