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More Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II photos and specs revealed

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More Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II photos and specs revealed

Sources familiar with the matter have leaked more photos and specs of the upcoming Canon PowerShot G1X II camera, which is rumored to be unveiled on February 12.

The following days will be very busy as Canon, Sony, and many other companies will hold product launch events, just in time for the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014.

This is not the first time we have heard about the Canon PowerShot G1X replacement. In fact, a photo and a bunch of its specifications have been leaked previously.

Nevertheless, there is room for more and this is exactly what has happened, as more Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II photos and specs have been revealed ahead of its official launch.

New Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II photo leaked along with more specs

The upcoming premium compact camera will feature a 5x optical zoom lens with image stabilization support. The 12.5-62.5mm f/2-3.9 lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-120mm.

Canon G1X Mark II front
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II sports a 24-120mm f/2-3.9 lens and DIGIC 6 image processor.

Canon PowerShot G1X II will be powered by the DIGIC 6 image processor, which will support a continuous shooting mode of up to 5fps. This amount will drop down to 3fps when AF Tracking is enabled.

A total of 30 autofocus points will stand at users’ disposal along with a macro mode, allowing the camera to focus on subjects located at a distance of just 5 centimeters.

Canon G1X II will not feature an integrated optical viewfinder

Canon’s compact shooter will come packed with plenty of useful features. Among them users will find built-in WiFi and NFC, permitting photographers to easily transfer photos and videos to mobile devices.

Canon G1X Mark II rear
The leaked Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II photos show that the camera sports a large and tilting LCD touchscreen on the back.

On the back of the Canon G1X Mark II there is a tilting touchscreen, but an optical viewfinder is nowhere to be found. If you still want something more than Live View, then you will be able to buy an electronic viewfinder, which can be mounted on top of the camera via the hot-shoe.

The new high-end shooter also sports a built-in flash and an autofocus assist light to light dark environments and to be able to focus in these scenarios. Overall, the Mark II model appears to have lost some weight when compared to the original version, which is something that the rumor mill has already said.

As stated above, the announcement will occur on February 12, so stick with us to find out everything about this device.

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