Canon has confirmed the development of a new premium compact camera with a large sensor and a superzoom lens. The PowerShot G3 X is now official and will be released sometime in the future.
The PowerShot G1 X Mark II received a premium compact camera sibling in the body of the PowerShot G7 X at Photokina 2014. Canon has also confirmed that it will launch another large-sensor compact shooter in the future, but this one will employ a superzoom lens.
Canon PowerShot G3 X compact camera development announced ahead of CP+ 2015
Canon has announced that it will display the PowerShot G3 X at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, a major digital imaging event which takes places in mid-February in Yokohama, Japan.
This is a new premium compact camera that features a 1-inch-type CMOS image sensor and a 25x optical zoom lens. The sensor is expected to offer around 20 megapixels, while the lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 24-600mm.
Despite all that, the Japanese manufacturer promises that the shooter will retain a compact size and that it will be lightweight.
Its large sensor and telephoto focal lengths will ensure that the camera will be perfect for portraits with blurred backgrounds. However, landscape photographers will dig it as well, thanks to its wide-angle focal lengths.
Availability details and specs list of the Canon PowerShot G3 X remain unknown
Canon says that the PowerShot G3 X will continue the legacy of the G-series of compact cameras, which was first introduced 15 years ago.
The current flagship version is called PowerShot G1 X Mark II and it was announced in March 2014. It can be purchased at Amazon for around $1000.
The second model is the PowerShot G7 X, which was revealed at Photokina 2014, and it is available at Amazon for about $700.
For the time being, the release date of the Canon PowerShot G3 X remains unknown. It is unclear how much the company will keep us waiting. However, it will not be too long because Canon wants to “actively and flexibly respond to the market’s diverse needs”.
As stated above, a prototype of the compact camera will be on display at CP+ 2015 this February.