Canon G1 X Mark II camera rumored specifications


The curent Canon PowerShot G1 X model

Those are rumored specifications for the Canon G1 X Mark II camera that will replace the current model which was announced in January two years ago:

  • Similar design to the G1 X but with a slightly longer lens
  • DIGIC 6 image processor
  • 24-120mm f/2.8-5.8 lens
  • 20.2MP 1.5" CMOS sensor
  • New "real image" optical zoom viewfinder
  • 3.0" LCD touch screen with 922,000 dots

The announcement will probably be during the CP+ show in Japan next month.

Via Xitek

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  • Bskbo

    I really don’t understand why they don’t put a decent evf in it, instead of the lousy optical viewfinder.

    • Ahmad Al-Joboori

      Exactly, it’s a decent camera that should compete with other high end P&S ones.

    • madmax

      Agree. It seems to be a viewfinder similar to that in Fuji X10 or maybe X20. I´d like to see long end zoom a little faster too.

    • uaio

      I’d rather have an accurate optical zoom finder than an EVF.If this is the case, I’ll be thrilled.

      • looh

        Even the one on the Contax G2 (which is the most complicated zoom finder ever produced) is a peephole, not to mention the miserable Canon G ones. And their optical paths takes up large spaces.

        Although I’m never a fan of EVF, a well implemented one is still better than the painful zooming OVFs.

    • Mike

      It speeds up battery drain and adds cost. Not to mention OVF is just better.

      • Dieudo

        No, OVF like this is garbage.

        • waterengineer

          What a silly statement.

          • someone

            Actually he/she is probably right. Have you used one of Canon’s compact camera OVF’s before? They’re very, very bad. Nothing like an SLR OVF.

  • Harold

    Hopefully this isn’t the only announcement from Canon at the CP+ show.

  • spam

    January last year? The current model must be much older

  • Lilla Lalla

    “..the current model which was announced in January last year”
    Actually, it was announced two years ago, Jan 2012.

    • Yes, for a moment I forgot it’s 2014 already

  • istreetshooter

    A 1.5″ sensor in a G camera? That gets my interest.

  • wylun

    “..24-120mm f/2.8-5.8 lens..”

    NO thank YOU.. with the g15, 16 being at 1.8-2.8 w/ INSANELY great macro.. i really dont see why people buy this camera..

    if they can just have this body sculpt w/ the guts of the g15/16.. id buy it in a heart beat

    • gooh

      “.. i really dont see why people buy this camera..”

      Sensor size.

      • uaio

        Plus the fully articulated screen and lens IQ.

      • wylun

        ya but at most likely a 700-800 price range and for probably the same slowness of features.. you might as well buy a SL1, b/c the g1x isnt even that small

    • John

      Your comparing a 1/1.7″ sensor in the G16 to a 1.5″ sensor in the G1X????

  • CRB

    question is: how about the AF? better?

  • Panchoskywalker

    Now we’re talking.

  • wolfman

    An OVF like the ones in Fuji cameras (like the X100) will help sell this camera.

    • madmax

      That´s a dream. IMO, no way they can put that hybrid EVF/OVF in this camera. More likely it could be something as the OVF in X10 or X20 cameras, but I expect something worse than that.

  • Foot of our stairs

    It would have been bolder and arguably better to do an X100 on this and have a fixed fast 35mm equivalent

  • ronin

    Film SLRs dominated the market, but the rangefinder Leica M series still survived. Although the SLR featured through the lens WYSIWYG viewing, enough photographers remained who didn’t want to see what the camera sees so much as they wanted to see the real world just as it was, in realtime. This clear view of what was actually happening right now was important to their artistic vision.

    EVF is another step away from even SLR reflex viewing. There is a strong advantage to some photographers in direct optical real-time, unfiltered viewing, and precious few cameras remain that offer that. The Fuji X20, The Fuji X100s, the Fuji XP1…. and this. This will appeal to artists who want to be out there in the real world and happen to use the camera as a tool to achieve their vision and would prefer not to see it though the slow, undetailed, jerky, lagging, artificial once removed medium of a little tv screen.

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