Another large sensor Canon Powershot Camera coming? [CW2]

Powershot G3 X
The Canon Powershot G3 X, just announced

I have been told (thanks) that Canon is working on another large sensor premium compact camera. The source said that Canon is “preparing a in house competition of the G7X”. The in-house competition would be named Powershot G5X.

The following specs have been suggested:

  • Larger body than the G7X
  • 1 inch sensor
  • 24-200mm zoom
  • fast 1.4-3.0 lens
  • Hot shoe
  • Weather sealed
  • internal ND filter

Take it with a huge grain of salt. About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 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 (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

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