Nokishita posted a set of images of what definitely appears to be the upcoming Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III compact camera (all rumors). The images might belong to the registration at a wireless certification authority.
A list off supposed specifications for the upcoming Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III surfaced over the web.
The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III may have the following specifications:
24.1mp 1″ CMOS sensor
24-100mm f/1.8-f/2.8 Lens (4.2x Optical Zoom)
3″ Articulating Touchscreen
4K Video at 30fps
1080p Video at 60fps
Built in Wi-Fi, NFC & GPS
No mention about DPAF for 4K video.
Looks a bit like wish-list to me. Also it’s somewhat hard to think that Canon will feature 4K on a PowerShot, given how reluctant they were to put it on consumer models. All in all it looks a bit to feature rich for a PowerShot camera.
An announcement towards Q4 2018 may be realistic. There is Photokina in September and Canon won’t miss this stage if they have something important or just new to display.
UPDATE: it’s now safe to assume the images of the Powershot G7X Mark III are fake. A well made one. The images you see on the display have been taken from Unsplash. One was taken with a Canon Rebel T6, the other with a DMC-GX85.
Not the first time a well elaborate prank fools the rumor community.
Yesterday three pictures of what appears to be the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III leaked on the web.
Since then some voices raised doubts about the legitimacy of the images. It’s a common issue when images of upcoming cameras leak ahead of the official announcement.
We can yet not confirm if these images are real, or some elaborate CGI work. From the images you can learn some basic specs. The (supposedly) Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III has an 1″ image sensor, USB-C connectivity, a microphone jack (!), HDMI output, and a hot shoe. Not bad for such a small camera.
And then this 4K thing, which seems almost to be too good to be true. However, among the murmurings raising on the web, there is pretty good analysis by Canon News about what may indeed raise your eyebrows.
Powershot is not mentioned anywhere on the camera. Every PowerShot shot has PowerShot written on it somewhere
There’s no microphone holes
The top dial doesn’t have EC on it, which means that canon is actually removing the EC dial from the G7 X Mark III.
There’s no flash switch to pop out the flash (even though looking from the top it appears like it has a flash)
The buttons don’t look “canon-like”. The icons don’t match canon “standard icons”.
There’s no record button.
There’s no click / smooth button for the dial around the lens.
The video images show 120 minutes and 60 minutes which would classify this as a video camera and not a stills camera for European import taxation. This won’t happen.
There’s no sensor on the front of the camera for the infrared remote trigger. Every Canon has that.
no PASM dial
No quick menu / SET button
There are some good points in the list above. I noticed the not Canon-like buttons, and that there is no “PowerShot” mentioned. This is either a bold move by Canon, or a well made fake. See for yourself (images via Photo Rumors):
It wouldn’t be the first time that rumor sites get fooled by some elaborate prank. What do you think? We are not sure yet.
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There is definitely new gear coming from Canon ahead of CP+ (starting March 1, 2018). We listed here what we expect Canon to announce in the next weeks. Stay tuned.
Images of the upcoming Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III leaked over at Photo Rumors. As you can see on the screen in one of the photos, the Powershot G7 X Mark III does some sort of 4K video. First time on a PowerShot. Cool looking little camera. Unfortunately so far no hints about specifications.
We reported that we were told the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark IIImight 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.