Canon PowerShot G1X camera also leaked

Another Wells Fargo article leaked the upcoming Canon PowerShot G1X camera:

  • Shipping in February
  • Price: $799
  • 1.5 in. 14.3MP CMOS sensor
  • 4x zoom (28-112mm) optical zoom lens
  • aperture range: f/2.5-16
  • 14-bit RAW file support
  • new DIGIC 5 image processor
  • up to 6fps/4.5 fps at full resolution
  • face detection
  • HDR mode
  • FullHD 1080 video
  • 720p Movie Digest mode (automatically compile a video from stills)
It seems that Canon is not ready to release a mirrorless camera system and they just spiced up their G line.

The article also mentioned two new Elph models:

  • Canon Elph520HS ($299) with MicroSD card slot, 12x zoom, 10.1MP, ISO range up to 3,200, 3 in. screen, up to 6.8 fps.
  • Canon Elph 110HS ($249) with 16.1MP, DIGIC 5 image processor, 3,200 ISO, FullHD 1080p video recording, 5x (24-120mm) zoom, 3-inch screen, up to 5.8fps and Movie Digest mode.
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  • Nat

    Finally you find it 😉

  • malchick717

    I suspect this G1X may face some competition with the already successful Fuji X10.

    That said, 14-bit raw is very welcome.

  • Wells Fargo is being absolutely hilarious lately.

    • stepper

      Makes you wonder if they did this on purpose. They’re getting quite a bit of exposure out there on this one.

  • Seb

    I don’t get anything at inches, what the cm size of this 1,5″ sensor ?

    • BornOptimist

      For info: the Nikon CX sensor is a 1″ sensor, and that is 16mm dia.

      • WoutK89

        1.5″ x 2.54 = 3.81cm

        • BornOptimist

          Correct math, but not true in this case. A 1.5″ sensor is NOT 38mm. In old terms it would have had lenses with 38.1mm tubes.

  • BornOptimist

    To they mean 1.5″ or 1/1.5″ (= 2/3″) sensor.
    If it’s a 1.5″ sensor it’s quite a large sensor, and a lens with 112mm f2.5 would be really big.

  • scott

    I think BornOptimist is right. 1.5 inches is 38mm. Too big for the G series.

    • BornOptimist

      Well, a 1.5″ sensor is not 38mm. Sensors given in inches are reffering to the diameter of the tube of the lenses, so in this case a tube with 1.5″ (38mm). A 1.5″ sensor is therefore probably around 24 mm dia (my guessing).

      • Sina

        That would be correct. If this rumoured camera really does have a 1.5″ sensor, then it would be roughly 24mm diagonally. If we assume the aspect ratio is 3:2, as is with large Canon sensors, then that would put this at 20.0 mm x 13.3mm … which is an odd size, given the fact that the Canon APS-C is 26.70mm diagonally, and its dimensions are 22.20mm x 14.80mm … Why not just use your own APS-C …

    • MJr

      Well the rumors were that it would be very different, so lots is possible.

  • Essenobi

    Did that say $799? It’d better have a sensor bigger than the Nikon J1 if it’s going to be priced at $800 ($799) dollars.

  • Nathan

    it’s 1/1.5″ sensor size. Smaller than APS or 4/3 but larger than most digital compacts.
    It is roughly the same size as the Nikon J1 or V1. Crop factor of 2.7.

    • BornOptimist

      1/1.5″ is the same as 2/3″ (X10). This sensor is 1/2 the size of the Nikon 1 (CX) sensor. 2/3″ inch sensors are also traditionally 4:3-aspect ratio sensors, not 3:2 as CX, APC or FX

  • Finally Canon pulls finger from corporate arse. If it can beat the X10 and works with E-TTL II I will be a happy man.

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