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Looks like Canon is finally joining the 4K train.  G7X Mark III leaked. Edit: Maybe.
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Looks like Canon is finally joining the 4K train. G7X Mark III leaked. Edit: Maybe.

Photorumors (via CR) has leaked the specifications and images of the upcoming G7X Mark III.

Certainly a fresh new look, however, part of me wonders if this looks a little too much like CGI.

From the images, it appears to have at least the following specifications;

4K video 50P

  • 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 IS 4.2x Lens (35mm equivalent)
  • 1″ image sensor
  • USB-C
  • Microphone Jack
  • HDMI output
  • Hot shoe

Certainly is a nice looking and so far at least, nicely specced.

Announcement is supposed to occur at the CP+ show in March.

Edit:

I'm going to go out on a limb here, there's enough things wrong with these images that make me question if this is a mockup of what the G7X Mark III may look like, and not what it really does.

  • Powershot is not mentioned anywhere on the camera. Every powershot has powershot written on it somewhere
  • There's no microphone holes  someone found them!
  • The top dial doesn't have EC on it, which means that canon is actually removing the EC dial from the G7X Mark III.
  • There's no flash switch to pop out the flash (even though looking from the top it appears like it has a flash)
  • The buttons don't look "canon-like".  The icons don't match canon "standard icons".
  • There's no record button.
  • There's no click / smooth button for the dial around the lens.
  • The video images show 120 minutes and 60 minutes which would classify this as a video camera and not a stills camera for European import taxation. This won't happen.
  • There's no sensor on the front of the camera for the infrared remote trigger. Every Canon has that.The G7X series only had AF assist lamps.  That is missing from the Mark III.
  • no PASM dial
  • No quick menu button

So unless Canon has decided to go in an entirely different direction with the G7X Mark III and dumb it right down to a G9Xesque camera this doesn't pass the smell test.

That doesn't mean that Canon isn't coming out with a 4K G7X Mark III, just that this really doesn't look like it.

 

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