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Canon PowerShot G3 X specs revealed ahead of launch


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The specs of Canon’s PowerShot compact camera with a large sensor and a superzoom lens have been leaked on the web along with its name: PowerShot G3 X.

Canon will hold a big product launch event of February 6 in order to introduce several new cameras and a lens. The list also includes a premium PowerShot compact camera featuring a large sensor and a superzoom lens.

The shooter was already confirmed by Canon, while the rumor mill tried to find out its name and specs. Finally, as we are getting closer to its official introduction, these details have showed up on the web. The Canon PowerShot G3 X is real and it will employ a 20.2-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor made by Sony.

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Canon PowerShot G7 X will lend its Sony-made 20-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor to the Canon PowerShot G3 X, an upcoming large-sensor compact camera with a superzoom lens.

Canon G3 X is the name of upcoming PowerShot large-sensor superzoom compact camera

At the Photokina 2014 event, Canon announced the PowerShot G7 X, a premium compact camera with a 20-megapixel 1-inch-type BSI CMOS image sensor. It was revealed that this Sony RX100 III competitor comes packed with a sensor made by Sony itself.

In addition, Canon has confirmed that another large-sensor compact camera is coming soon and that it will employ a superzoom lens. After missing out on a few launch windows, the device seems to be ready for CP+ 2015.

Its name and its specs have been leaked, sources confirming that the camera will employ a similar sensor as its counterpart. It will be called Canon PowerShot G3 X and it will be revealed on February 6.

Canon PowerShot G3 X specs list to offer built-in WiFi, NFC, and 25x optical zoom lens

The Canon PowerShot G3 X specs list is said to include a 25x optical zoom lens with a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28-600mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8-5.6.

This compact camera will come packed with built-in WiFi and NFC. It will be capable of capturing up to 5fps in continuous shooting mode and full HD videos at 59.94fps.

On its back, users will find a 3.2-inch touchscreen. For now, it remains unknown whether or not the camera will have an integrated viewfinder.

The Canon PowerShot G3 X will feature a maximum native ISO of 12,800, which can be expanded to 25,600 using built-in settings.

These are all the details regarding the upcoming shooter. However, the device will be revealed at the end of this week, so stay tuned to find out everything there is to know about it!

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