Canon will announce the long-rumored and already-confirmed PowerShot superzoom compact camera during its major product launch event on February 6.
Sales of entry-level compact cameras are decreasing. However, photographers seem to be attracted by premium compacts, which offer great features in a small package without having to worry about swapping lenses.
Canon is attempting to build a very strong premium compact line-up in order to compete against the likes of Fujifilm and Sony among others. After the G1X Mark II introduction, the G7 X was launched at Photokina 2014.
During the announcement, the manufacturer has confirmed and has teased the launch of another model with a superzoom lens and a large sensor in order to complete the premium compact trifecta.
After being previously slated for a PhotoPlus Expo 2014 or a CES 2015 launch, it seems like the Canon premium superzoom compact camera will be revealed as part of the CP+ 2015 event.
Canon premium superzoom compact camera rumored to be announced on February 6
During the past few days, the fact that some of Canon’s non-disclosure agreements will expire on February 6 came to light.
Among the devices mentioned by the rumor mill are the two 5Ds DSLRs with 53-megapixel sensors, the EOS M3 mirrorless camera, the 750D / Rebel T6i, the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens, and “some PowerShots”.
An insider is claiming that the sought-after Canon premium superzoom compact camera is on the list of PowerShot models waiting to be announced next week.
The shooter will become official on February 6 and will be present at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, which opens its doors on February 12.
What else is Canon rumored to reveal in anticipation of CP+ 2015?
Many Canon products are expected to show up on February 6. Most eyes will be turned on the 53-megapixel 5Ds, which is said to consist of two cameras.
One model will have a high-resolution sensor with an anti-aliasing filter in order to reduce moiré patterns. The other one will not have an AA filter in order to increase image sharpness at the expense of moiré.
The sensors are rumored to be made by Sony and to feature Exmor technology combined with Dual Pixel CMOS AF.
A new Rebel / EOS xxxD DSLR will become official, too. It is said to be called Rebel T6i / EOS 750D and its specs have have showed up on the web recently.
The Japan-based maker will mark its return to the mirrorless world with the EOS M3, whose specs have already been leaked.
The EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens is a premium wide-angle zoom that is rumored to cost around $3,000.
Finally, the names of the other PowerShots are unknown, but stay tuned, as everything will become official on February 6.