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01-05-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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New Canon G - their shot at competing with mirrorless?

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https://wellsfargoadvisors.mworld.com/m/m.w?lp=GetStory&id=587442111

Revealeaked: Canon G1X with 1.5-inch 14mp CMOS sensor - 1001 Noisy Cameras


Canon U.S.A. is unveiling two PowerShot Elph-series point-and-shoot cameras and a new flagship Power-Shot G-series model. The G1X (shipping in February at a $799 suggested retail) will be positioned for advanced amateurs and professionals looking for a walk-around point-and-shoot model and offers a large 1.5-inch 14.3-mega-pixel CMOS image sensor and a 4x (28-112mm) optical zoom lens.

It is said to have a shallow depth of field and an aperture range of F/2.5-16 affording better low-light capability.

Other new features include 14-bit RAW file support, a new DIGIC 5 image processor with improved low-light support, high-speed burst HQ shooting of up to 6fps/4.5 fps at full resolution, multi-area white balance adjustment, expanded Smart Auto settings, child-weighted face detection system, handheld night scene and HDR mode. It will shoot up to FullHD 1080 video and includes a 720p Movie Digest mode to automatically compile a video log of all still shots.

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Mirrorless will enter the FF area soon. They better do something to protect their 5D seriies
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Update on sensor size
Most people seem to think the sensor size is actually 1/1.5″, which is still larger than the Nikon 1, yet smaller than m4/3.
*UPDATE* Canon PowerShot G1X Revealed
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My take is that the sensor is sized between the Nikon 1 and the Fuji X10.

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is it 1.5 inch or 1/1.5 inch?
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Probably diagonal dimension also like TV
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
Probably diagonal dimension also like TV
38mm diagonal sensor ? I don't think so since APS-C is only 26.8mm diagonal.
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It must be 1/1.5", i.e. 2/3, same size as X10 and slightly larger than the G12 sensor (1/1.7").

EDIT - There goes that theory, it's a slightly larger version of 4/3.


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Retailing at $799 is ridiculous. A fool and his money are easily parted.

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The killer: Canon EIS 22Megapixel Mirrorless Camera?

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“Specs

* Electro Image System (EIS)
* Sensor : CMOS 18mmx12mm (2X) 22MP back-illuminated CMOS (5760×3840)
* Continuous shooting : 22MP – 6fps / 5.5MP – 20fps
* Movie clips :1920×1080 30p/24p/25p
* ISO : 100-6400
* Expansion options : 25 – 25600
* KIT – 12-75 f2.8-4.0 IS Macro (1:2) & 75-300 f3.5-5.6 IS

Lenses

* 5mm f4.0 fisheye
* 8-25mm f4.0
* 14mm f2.0
* 25mm f1.2
* 45mm f1.5
* 60mm f2.0 Macro
Mirrorless Rumors | Blog | The killer: Canon EIS 22Megapixel Mirrorless Camera?



That was posted Sep 13, 2010 !
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Can you imagine owning a camera that had the script prestige? I'd be sure to store it next to my loose diamonds.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Unsinkable II Quote
My take is that the sensor is sized between the Nikon 1 and the Fuji X10.
My bad, the sensor is sized between M4/3 and APS-C! Nice.
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Check out the new Canon Sensors inside the professional line series.

DIGIC Sensors explained in the article below by Eduardo Angel, a blog writer for Canon! DIGIC Processors Explained.
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Retailing at $799 is ridiculous. A fool and his money are easily parted.

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Canon list prices are heavily discounted on the street aren't they?

Too bad the lens isn't faster, it eats into the sensor size advantage. They should have gone with an IL mount. It shouldn't be that much of a size disadvantage.
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Wonder if shutter lag will be reduced from g11/12?

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