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Canon superzoom compact camera to be revealed at CES 2015

Canon superzoom compact camera to be revealed at CES 2015

The sought-after Canon PowerShot compact camera with a large sensor and a long zoom lens will be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, after missing the PhotoPlus Expo 2014 deadline.

At the beginning of 2014, Canon introduced the PowerShot G1X Mark II compact camera with a 1.5-inch-type image sensor. At the Photokina 2014 event, the company revealed the G7 X, a premium compact shooter with a large 1-inch-type sensor which competes against the Sony RX100 III.

During the world’s largest digital imaging trade fair, the Japan-based company has also confirmed that it is working on another compact shooter which employs another big sensor, but which features a lens with an extended focal range.

The rumor mill has said that this device would become official around the PhotoPlus Expo 2014 event, which took place at the end of October. Well, this deadline is gone, but it appears that the camera has been set for a CES 2015 announcement date.

Canon G7 X announcement
Canon announced the G7 X at Photokina 2014, while teasing a compact camera with a superzoom lens. This device is allegedly coming at CES 2015.

Canon superzoom compact camera with a large sensor coming at CES 2015

A trusted source is reporting that the Canon superzoom compact camera will be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in early January.

The event opens its doors to visitors in Las Vegas on January 6, therefore the official product launch event will most likely take place on January 5.

A release date has not been provided, but the new PowerShot camera should become available on the market by the end of next year’s first quarter.

Canon’s big-sensor and long-zoom PowerShot camera will be priced competitively

The specs and price of the new Canon superzoom compact camera have not been disclosed for the time being. This means that we will have to review what we have learned so far.

This PowerShot camera will most likely employ a 1-inch-type sensor with a lens that will offer 10x optical zoom or more, which means that it will compete against the Sony RX10 among others.

On the other hand, the price should not go over the $1,000 milestone. as the G1 X Mark II costs $749 at Amazon, while the G7 X is available for $699 at the same retailer.

Lots of powerful premium compacts have been launched in 2014, such as the Panasonic LX100, Fujifilm X100T, Fuji X30, and Sony RX100 III, so we are expecting 2015 to be just as exciting as this year, starting with the new Canon superzoom compact camera.

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