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Canon launches the G1 X fixed lens compact camera with APS-C sensor

It’s official. Canon now launched that huge (almost) APS-C sensor compact camera with fixed lens. So still not a mirrorless system camera but we are getting closer :) That is a unique kind of camera and definitely a strong competitor against all current mirrorless system cameras. Why? It’s extremely compact for having such a big sensor and 28-112mm f/2.8-5.8 zoom! One more thing, it has a 4:3 ratio is is a tiny bit bigger than the Micro Four Thirds sensor used by Panasonic-Olympus! Probably a 3:2 sensor wouldn’t allow such a small lens design. Anyway, the camera is a tiny bit bigger (and visibel higher) than the Panasonic GX1 with 14-42mm X lens. Don’t know if that is a camera is going to be a hotseller yet. It’s priced at US$800. Maybe they are asking too much?

Preorder links:
Adorama (Click here).
BHphoto (notification only)
Amazon (not up yet).

Image samples:
Canon USA

Commercial on youtube (english)
Commercial at Canon Germany

Imaging Resource

Press release links:
Focus Numerique (french)
Imaging Resource
Gizmodo Australia


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