Canon might introduce the new PowerShot G1X Mark III compact camera soon with an image sensor larger than 1.5-inch-type.
One of the most sought-after cameras in Canon’s line-up is the G1X model. It is a tiny device with a large 1.5-inch-type CMOS sensor.
Now a new high-end compact camera, called PowerShot G1X Mark III, for enthusiast photographers might arrive with APS-c image sensor.
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III to be announced in early 2017?
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II is intended for professional photographers. It features a 12.8-megapixel 1.5-inch-type image sensor. The specs list includes optical image stabilization, ISO sensitivity of 100-12800, 14-bit RAW photos, and custom white balance support. Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II sports a 5x optical zoom lens that will offer a 35mm equivalent of 24-120mm and a maximum aperture of f/2-3.9.
There is possibility that the company may come with improved APS-C sensor for the third model in series. If becomes true photographers will meet a device like the Fujifilm X100 camera. It would be a premium compact more like a fixed lens EOS M5 mirrorless camera. So a possible PowerShot G1X Mark III compact might compete against the EOS M5.
For this situation we think that Canon will continue the saga with the same 1.5-inch-type image sensor. On the other hand it will be exciting to see a PowerShot G1X Mark III model in the beginning of 2017.