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New Canon Serious Compact Apparently Coming

Discussion in 'Canon G1X / G7X Forum' started by demiro, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    from canonwatch (was on Canon's web site; now removed): Powershot G5 X specs:
    • Lens: 8.8-36.8mm F1.8-2.8 (equivalent 24-100mm F1.8-2.8)
    • Size: 112mm x 76mm x 44mm
    • Weight: 337g
    • LCD Monitor: 3 inches. 1.04 million dot
    g5x-1.JPG g5x-3.JPG
     
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  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I saw the link to Canon web site and checked it last night. It was advertised as $800 and was open for orders... They use the same lens from G7X with Sony 1" sensor. I was expecting the lens should be btw g3x 600mm and g7x 100mm tele ends but it is not. At least Canon is starting to use evf in the gx series... G3X with this evf could have been better, maybe we'll see that next year as G1X...
     
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  3. Don't know how it will operate, but it is not very attractive.

    I do love that Canon has the fully articulating screen though.
     
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    The lens is the same zoom and aperture range as the G7X, but it looks like a notably larger camera and, possibly, lens as well??? Which makes me think/hope that maybe it's a similarly spec'd lens but notably better optically? The rumor sites seem to indicate it's the same lens as the G7X, but I suppose we'll have to wait and see...

    -Ray
     
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Blimey. "Only a mum would love it", as my own dear sweet little grey haired old mother used to say!
     
  6. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I think it looks a lot less awful when the flash is not popped up. Seems like a G7X, repackaged for enthusiasts.
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Kind of a Pentax Q with an EVF hump. Fortunately for Canon, I'm an open-minded guy when it comes to wasting my money.
     
  9. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Belgrade, Serbia
    Is this the reincarnation of my once beloved Canon Pro1?
     
  10. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I think it is more like the Canon-ized Panasonic LX100, with articulated touch screen and flash substituted for 4K video and some reach subbed for some sensor size.
     
  11. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Which is exactly the modernized Pro 1 :)

    Ray, I believe it is the same lens/sensor combo from G7X, it's almost the same body with a really tiny EVF on it.
    It's just that we are accustomed to idea that cameras of this design are bigger :) Take a look at this comparison:

    http://camerasize.com/compare/#573,494

    The given dimensions put G5X just in between these two.
     
  12. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    To a lot of people, "serious" means apsc at least and this ain't it.
     
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  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'm afraid you're right and hoping you're not. But then again, I don't really have a dog in this hunt. As much as I like the G7X, I really don't use it very much and doubt I'd use any other small sensor camera much more. I don't care much about an evf in a camera like this and I wouldn't want to give up the flip up screen in the G7X for a fully articulated screen on this G5X - I've just never liked fully articulated screens at all. The only way I'd even be remotely interested was if they went bigger enough to maintain the lens spec while making it considerably better optically. But, again, still probably not enough for me to actually plunk down any money for one...

    -Ray
     
  14. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I think Canon got some things right on this one, but still may have missed the boat in the end...

    -A built-in grip is good.

    -A built-in viewfinder (vs. an expensive addon) is also a good thing.
    Sony's pop-up viewfinder may be the more appropriate solution for a camera of this size though(?).

    In my opinion the G3X would have been the camera for a built-in viewfinder and fully articulated screen. But there's always going to be the MkII :)
     
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  15. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'm still amazed the G3X doesn't have an built-in EVF.
     
  16. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Yep. It is ugly anyway, imo, so adding a hump on top would hardly matter. :)
     
  17. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    If you use sensor size as a pass/fail for new cameras it makes your life a bit simpler, as you can ignore a lot of options. I'm a bit jealous of that view, even though it would mean I'd be missing out on a lot of cameras that I really enjoy.
     
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  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I get the worst of both worlds in this regard - I like a lot of the "small" sensor compacts, so I buy them, and then I rarely end up using them! Lose, lose... :rolleyes-74:

    -Ray
     
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  19. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Did I miss the memo saying all new cameras must have an X in the model number?
     
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  20. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    I guess it's about your fears after all, Ray :)

    http://camerasize.com/compare/#637,573

    And from DPR: The PowerShot G5 X looks like a G7 X with a grip and pentaprism bolted to the top, and to be honest, that's pretty much what it is. Except for the viewfinder and grip and a couple of other little touches the G5 X is basically the same as the G7 X: the same 20.2MP 1"-type BSI CMOS sensor, the same lens (24-100mm equiv F1.8-2.8), the same shooting features (including a selectable ND filter and Raw support). What differentiates the two cameras are the tools used to compose and control the camera.