Canon Announces A Black Color Version Of The PowerShot Zoom

Canon PowerShot Zoom

Remember the Canon PowerShot Zoom? Canon’s concept camera with a 100-400mm optical zoom? Here is a black color version, but I guess only for the Asia market.

PowerShot Zoom at a glance:

  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 100-400mm Equivalent Optical Zoom
  • One-Touch Switchable Zoom
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30 fps
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 2x Digital Zoom, 800mm Equivalent
  • USB Type-C Port, microSD Card Slot

The black color Canon PowerShot Zoom will be available in December 2021. This seems to be for the Asian X-mas business. Canon PowerShot Zoom coverage is listed here.


Canon Vintage Review: PowerShot G1, 21 Years Later

Canon Powershot G1

Here is a new Canon vintage review. This time it’s the glorious Canon PowerShot G1 to get reviewed.

Gordon Laing reviews the PowerShot G1. The PowerShot G1 was released 21 years ago and was an important Canon consumer camera. The PowerShot G1 was introduced in 2000:

The PowerShot G1 features a 1/1.8″ CCD sensor with 3.34-million pixels, a newly designed fast and precision 34mm-102mm (35mm equivalent) 3x optical zoom lens, and a wide exposure-sensitivity range including an ISO 50-equivalent setting.

A new RAW mode preserves maximum image quality without degradation and achieves superlative color reproduction. The PowerShot G1’s dedicated digital signal processing integrated circuit (IC), realizes high-speed and complete processing of image detail.

And here is Gordon’s review.

More about the PowerShot G1 can be found at Gordon’s page.

The Canon PowerShot G, backside

Canon Vintage Review: Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS

Canon Vintage

Here is another Canon vintage review. This time: the Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS, released in 2001.

While having a 3MP imaging sensor, the PowerShot Prto90 IS was rather feature-packed for its time. At a glance:

  • 2.6-megapixel CCD delivering up to 1,856 x 1,392-pixel resolution images.
  • Electronic viewfinder and 1.8-inch color LCD monitor with swivel design.
  • 10x, 7-70mm lens (equivalent to a 37-370mm lens on a 35mm camera) with Image Stabilizer.
  • 2x to 4x digital telephoto. Auto and Manual focus.
  • Automatic, Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority, Aperture-Priority, and Manual exposure modes, plus seven special “Scene” shooting modes.
  • Shutter speeds from 1/1,000 to eight seconds.
  • Apertures from f/2.8 to f/8.0. Variable ISO with five settings.
  • Center-Weighted Average or Spot metering, with AE (Auto Exposure) and FE (Flash Exposure) Lock.
  • Adjustable White Balance with seven modes.
  • Built-in, pop-up flash with five operating modes.
  • External flash hot shoe. Movie mode with sound recording.
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing, Self-Timer, and Continuous shooting modes.
  • Infrared remote control included.
  • Images saved in JPEG or RAW file format; movies saved as AVI files.

The Canon vintage review comes from renowned gear reviewer Gordon Laing of CameraLab‘s fame.

For sample images shot with the Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS head over to Gordon’s site. More information about the PowerShot Pro90 IS can be found at the Canon Camera Museum.

A Retro Review Of Canon’s First PowerShot Camera, Released In 1996


Few will remember the Canon PowerShot 600. I do. Was a cool camera.

At a glance:

  • Built-in CCD with a 570,000-pixel matrix
  • High-resolution lens (160 lines per mm)
  • B/W Text mode for shooting text clearly
  • CCD RAW mode permits images to be recorded without being compressed
  • Also compatible with PCMCIA Type II and III hard-disk cards
  • Can take wide-angle shots using a wide converter (optional) equivalent to 28mm

Coming from Dino Bytes by Gordon Laing here is a true retro review of the Canon PowerShot 600.

Here is DPReview’s review of the Canon PowerShot 600.

Canon Patent: In Body Image Stabilization For EOS M Or PowerShot Camera

Canon Patent

After all those Canon patents referring to RF mount lenses, here is a different one: IBIS on a small camera body.

Canon patent application US20210105391 (USA) discusses In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) for a small camera body. According to the drawings in the patent literature it’s either an EOS M camera or a PowerShot camera. IBIS coming to the EOS M system is already rumored. This patent seems to consolidate it.

Drawing seems to show an EOS M camera

This one looks more like a PowerShot camera

More Canon patents are listed here.

Canon Might Announce Two New Cameras….This Week!

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Canon might announce two new cameras within this week. We have so far no idea about what Canon is going to announce.

It’s not clear what kind of cameras Canon is going to release. The new cameras are in a “new segment for the company“. However, the rumor also suggests that the cameras have an internal model number that’s similar to those usually used or PowerShot or EOS M cameras. And that’s not a new segment.

The cameras might also be remotely-controllable Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) HD cameras with a price tag around $4,000. Canon has some offering in this segment, so not sure how much this is a new segment.

Might also be one of Canon’s concept cameras.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

Source: Canon Rumors