One week ahead of the PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, Canon has announced two new cameras for the PowerShot G series, a new entry level camera to bring back the EOS M mirrorless series, and a brand spanking new wide angle zoom lens for the EOS M shooters.
Starting off with the entry level camera, the EOS M10 is an improved version of the EOS M2 that was only sold in Europe and Japan. The camera has a 18 megapixel APS-C image sensor and powered by the newest Digic 6 image processor that will provide much better image quality for JPEGs, but RAW image quality will be the same as those taken with the EOS M2. The camera can also shoot 1080p video, has a 4.6fps max shooting rate, and ISO support of 100 to 25600.
As for the new EF-M lens, that will be coming with the M10. It’s a 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens that will cover a wider field of view and has a collapsible design. The price of the EOS M10 and the new lens is $599.99, and there won’t be an option to purchase just the body by itself. There will be the option of getting the camera in either black and white for retailers, or in gray through Canon’s retail site. If you only want the lens, the price for that will be $299.99 and it will be available in either black or silver. The new lens and camera will both go on sale some time next month.
On to the PowerShot G series cameras, Canon is introducing the G5 X and the G9 X. The G5 X has the same image sensor and lens as the G7 X, but has a bigger body with a built in electronic viewfinder. It has a 3 inch touch screen with a 1,040k dot resolution which also swings out. An in body flash with a mechanical release is also on board. It features a 20 megapixel 1 inch sensor offering superior image quality than smaller sensor compacts. The lens covers a 24-100mm (full-frame equivalent) field of view at a 3:2 aspect ratio with a variable f/1.8-2.8 aperture. Video supports up to 1080p @60fps, with 24, 25, 30, and 50fps also available. Pricing on this camera is $799.99 and it will only come in black, and also ships next month.
Lastly, the G9 X offers the same sensor as the G5 X, but doesn’t offer an electronic viewfinder or a tilting camera. It has a static 3 inch 1040k dot rear display and it’s zoom range is shorter covering a 28-84mm full-frame equivalent zoom with a f/2-4.9 aperture. Price for this one is $529.99 and once again, offered next month.
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