Canon has officially announced four new products during the same day, as the rumor mill predicted. The company has taken the wraps off of the PowerShot G5 x and G9 X compacts, while revealing the EOS M10 mirrorless camera and EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens for EOS M shooters.
The rumor has recently leaked four Canon-branded products along with some specifications as well as the promise that they would be unveiled around mid-October. Well, the sources were spot-on and the products are officially here.
The Japan-based manufacturer has introduced a couple of compacts, the PowerShot G5 X and G9 X, a mirrorless camera, the EOS M10, and a zoom lens for mirrorless cameras, the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.
All these devices have had their release date details confirmed, and they are all coming by the end of this fall bearing affordable price tags.
Canon EOS M10 is a new mirrorless camera for the social media generation
Canon EOS M10 takes the spotlight as an entry-level mirrorless camera that is aiming to put more solutions into the hands of photographers that want to experiment with such devices.
If the previous EOS M cameras were not launched in the US on their release date, things are different this time. The M10 units will benefit from a more extended release and it is coming out this November in multiple markets, including the US.
When it becomes available, it will aim to put a high image quality into the hands of “the social media generation”. The manufacturer will do that by offering an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor alongside a 180-degree tilting touchscreen for capturing selfies with ease and built-in WiFi for sharing the photos on social networking websites.
The shooter will have a 49-point Hybrid CMOS II autofocus system and an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 25,600. There is no built-in viewfinder, so users will have to rely on the aforementioned touchscreen for framing their shots.
Canon EOS M10 is powered by a DIGIC 6 processor and is capable of recording full HD videos at up to 30fps. In continuous mode, the mirrorless camera shoots up to 4.6fps. A built-in flash is present, while the shutter speed will range between 1/4000th of a second and 30 seconds.
The camera is scheduled to be released in November in black, grey, and white versions. It will cost $599.99 alongside the new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
Collapsible 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom extends lens availability for EF-M-mount users
Canon’s new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens comes with a collapsible design. When not in use, the optic will retract and will be locked into place in order to have its size reduced during transportation.
The lens has an image stabilization technology to make sure that camera shakes will be cut down, thus minimizing blur, and a Stepping Motor that provides quick and quiet autofocusing. This optic will offer a 35mm equivalent of about 24-72mm when mounted on APS-C cameras, such as the EOS M10.
Canon will release this product in November as a kit lens for the EOS M10, as stated above, as well as a standalone product that will cost $299.99.
Canon PowerShot G5 X offers plenty, including touchscreen and EVF
The first compact of the day is the PowerShot G5 X. This device serves as a replacement to the PowerShot G16 and it has a viewfinder to prove it. This time, however, it is an electronic viewfinder, not an optical one, and it will allow photographers to frame their shots, albeit a 3-inch fully-articulated touchscreen can use be used for composing photos and videos.
Canon G5 X features a 20.2-megapixel 1-inch-type CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, and a 24-100mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.8-2.8 lens that are also found in the G7 X.
This device offers an ISO sensitivity range between 125 and 12,800 along with a shutter speed range between 1/2000s and 30s. A pop-up flash is found in the camera as well as a built-in ND (neutral density) filter for capturing longer exposures in broad daylight.
As stated above, we are the social media generation, so we are getting WiFi and NFC technologies for quick photo sharing. Canon PowerShot G5 X will become available this November for a price of $799.99, the company confirmed.
Entry-level, but premium Canon PowerShot G9 X compact revealed, too
Canon PowerShot G9 X is the final announcement of the day and the lowest-end model of the company’s full premium compact camera line-up. The series now includes the G1 X Mark II, G3 X, G5 X, and G7 X alongside the G9 X.
The newly-announced shooter is pretty similar to the G5 X. The differences consist of the lack of a built-in viewfinder, a 28-84mm (35mm equivalent) f/2-4.9 lens, the absence of a microphone port, and a fixed touchscreen when it comes to the G9 X.
Although there are notable design changes, Canon G9 X is regarded as the successor to the S120. Either way, this PowerShot compact camera will be released on the market in November for a price of $529.99.