Sources familiar with the matter have revealed some new Canon PowerShot G1X II specs as well as a photo of the compact camera coming at CP+ 2014.
Canon is planning a major product launch event at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014. One of the devices that will definitely be unveiled in the coming days is the replacement for the Canon PowerShot G1X.
The company is rumored to call it Canon PowerShot G1X II, after the G2X and G1X Mark II names have also been thrown into the mix. Either way, its launch event will take place on February 12 or 13, although the former is much more likely, according to the rumor mill.
Meanwhile, new Canon PowerShot G1X II specs have been spotted on the web along with a photo of the compact camera.
New Canon PowerShot G1X II specs and photo leaked on the web ahead of CP+ 2014 launch
The leaked image might be fake. However, we should not rule out the possibility that it may be real, considering what we know about the Canon G1X II.
According to inside sources, it will be based on a brand new design which does not include a built-in optical viewfinder. Instead, the company will release the EVF-DC1 external electronic viewfinder, which can be mounted onto the camera.
As you have probably figured it out, the EVF-DC1 viewfinder could be the one in the leaked shot. Nevertheless, the body will be tinier and lighter than that of the current generation.
The weight will go up if users choose to buy the new WP-DC53 waterproof housing, which will be announced at the CP+ 2014, too.
As for the specs of the G1X replacement, the camera will be powered by the DIGIC 6 image processor and will feature a 24-120mm f/2-3.9 lens. The compact shooter will be sold for approximately $700 in the US.
Entry-level DSLR, a plethora of lenses, and multiple new Canon compact cameras coming this week
You have probably noticed that multiple announcements are expected at the CP+ 2014. Plenty of other cameras will be revealed in addition to the aforementioned G1X II and its accessories.
The list includes the Canon PowerShot D30, Canon PowerShot SX700 HS, Canon PowerShot S200, and Canon PowerShot SX280 IS.
The rumor mill is also claiming that many other compacts will become official at the event along with a long list of lenses for DSLR cameras.
Last but not least, the company might be on the verge of launching a new entry-level DSLR. It will be placed under the Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D and it might replace the aging EOS 1100D / Rebel T3.