Canon will announce the G5 X and G9 X PowerShot cameras as replacements for the G16 and S120 compacts sometime in the near future.
Towards the middle of September 2015, the rumor mill has revealed that Canon is working on successors to the G16 and S120 compact cameras. While this is true, they devices have been referred to as G17 and S130. According to the latest leaks, the devices will actually be called G5 X and G9 X.
These products have showed up online along with their specifications. Although they are not high-end products, their predecessors have always been marketed as premium compacts. As one can notice, Canon is looking to reaffirm their status by adding them to line-up of premium PowerShot Gx-X compact cameras. Either way, they will become official very soon.
Canon G5 X is on its way as G16’s replacement
The PowerShot G16 will be replaced by the PowerShot G5 X, which will sit between the already-available G3 X and G7 X. Canon’s new shooter will suffer some major design changes, but they are all for the better as they are definitely giving out a premium scent.
Canon G5 X will feature a 1-inch-type backside-illuminated 20.2-megapixel sensor. It is likely the same Sony-made sensor that has been added to the aforementioned premium PowerShot compacts, G3 X and G7 X.
This device will have a 3-inch LCD screen with a 1.04-million-dot resolution on the back and a 4.2x zoom lens in the front. The lens will offer a 35mm equivalent of around 24-100mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.8-2.8.
Its predecessor, the G16, has a 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 lens and a 12.1-megapixel sensor, so users will get more megapixels and a wider focal length, while losing some notable millimeters at the telephoto end.
According to these leaks, Canon G5 X will measure about 112 x 76 x 44mm and will weigh about 337 grams. No price or release details have been unveiled, but the device will be introduced in the near future.
PowerShot S1s0 to be succeeded by PowerShot G9 X
The second compact camera is the Canon G9 X. Although it will be sold as a premium model, it will be placed at the bottom of the range. Anyway, it will be quite similar to its siblings.
Its specs list will include the familiar 20.2MP BSI CMOS 1″-type sensor, the same LCD screen, and a 28-85mm lens (35mm focal length equivalent) with a maximum aperture of f/2-4.9.
This model will have its measurements and weight set at 98 x 58 x 31mm and 209 grams, respectively. Overall, it will help shape up an interesting series that prosumer photographers will find attractive.
Both the G5 X and G9 X will have built-in WiFi technology, while the former will also have an integrated electronic viewfinder.
All the details will become official soon, which means that you must keep an eye on Camyx for the product launch event!