New Advanced Point-and-Shoot in Development: Canon G3 X
It’s coming… sometime. Canon recently announced the pending arrival of a new, high-end digital point-and-shoot camera to join the impressive G series. The Powershot G3 X was announced in February and the world got to see a pre-production model behind glass at the CP Plus convention, in Yokohama, Japan.
According to Canon, like its Powershot G7 X older brother, the G3 X will feature a 1" CMOS sensor. Adding to its versatility as an all-around photograph-making machine, the new camera will feature a 35mm equivalent 24-600mm 25x optical zoom lens.
The example shown to us by Canon does not have any markings on the lens to indicate its aperture range. It does feature the handy Zoom Framing Assist button that's designed to help you regain tracking on a speedy object when shooting at the extreme zoom ranges. The example sported Wi-Fi markings and an articulated rear LCD screen, as well. The control layout looks nearly identical to the G1 X Mark II camera.
Experts are speculating that the G3 X will be slotting in between the Powershot G1 X Mark II and G7 X machines.
I emailed a Canon USA representative and no further information is available, currently, on the new G3 X. Stay tuned to B&H Explora for more news on this camera when it is released.