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Canon PowerShot G17 launch event set for Q2 2015

Canon PowerShot G17 launch event set for Q2 2015

The Canon PowerShot G17 compact camera is rumored to be announced by the end of June 2015, which means that the shooter will definitely be revealed during the second quarter of the year.

Canon was rumored to launch a replacement to the PowerShot G16 camera in 2014, but the gossip talks had never materialized. It appears that the G16 successor will actually be introduced in 2015, about two years after the current generation.

After revealing some of the camera’s specs, a source is now claiming that the Canon PowerShot G17 launch event will take place sometime within the next few months, most likely by the end of the second quarter of 2015.

Canon G17 launch event rumor
Canon will replace the G16 with the G17 sometime by the end of the second quarter of 2015.

Canon PowerShot G17 launch event to take place by the end of June 2015

We have heard through the grapevine on previous occasions that this premium compact camera will be introduced in the first half of 2015. However, this statement is gaining credibility as it is backed-up by a trusted source.

Although the PowerShot G16 became official in August 2013, its replacement will be announced at the beginning of the summer season. The G16 is a really good travel camera, so its successor will have to continue this legacy.

For the time being, the actual release date of the camera is unknown, although some people have suggested that it would become available shortly after its announcement.

Canon will improve all major aspects of the G16 to make the G17

No new specs have been leaked, so we will have to recap what we have learned so far. Canon PowerShot G17 will feature a 1-inch-type image sensor and a 7x optical zoom lens that will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-168mm.

The maximum aperture of the lens will stand at f/1.2-2 and it depends on the selected focal length. The upcoming compact camera is rumored to draw its power from a DIGIC 6+ image processor.

All of these are improvements over the G16, which comes packed with a 1/1.7-inch-type sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture, and DIGIC 6 processor. Amazon is selling the G16 with a bunch of free accessories for about $450.

The PowerShot G17 will employ a magnesium body. The remainder of its specs list will be revealed closer to its launch event. These are all the known details for now, but you should stay tuned for more!

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