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Is Canon’s G7X Mark III 4K PowerShot Camera Really Coming?

by on January 21, 2018
 
Stephan Jukic – January 21, 2018

The website Photo Rumors recently unveiled a series of supposedly leaked photos of Canon’s upcoming PowerShot G7X Mark III compact camera and from what the images reveal we can see two things: first that the camera is going to look beautiful and secondly that it’s going to come with 4K video recording in addition to its robust package of photographic specs.

The one question however is, is the camera even real? Some doubt still exists and while the leaked photos absolutely look like genuine pre-release publicity images of the device, they might also be fake, though the effort somebody would have had to take to create them hardly seems justifiable for something like a PowerShot model.

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Whatever the case may actually be, for the sake of this post, we’re assuming that the PowerShot G7X Mark III really is coming soon with 4K video included because it is what makes sense after all, especially for a company as dedicated to releasing competitive new cameras as Canon. If most new smartphone releases can come with ultra HD video, then it’s perfectly plausible that this little Canon shooter could easily include the feature.

Now, down to what else we know about the PowerShot G7X Mark III from Canon.

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Starting things off, there’s the design, as can be seen in the images. This is going to be one smooth, compact and very sleek little shooter with plenty of useful features, of which the most visibly outstanding is the largish and adjustable LCD (or possibly even OLED) display for in-camera photo and video examination. Quite simply, the little camera looks like a great accessory for on-the-go travelers who want a bit more kick to their ultra-portable travel or work camera.

Additionally, it’s very evident that the PowerShot G7X Mark III comes equipped with USB-C connectivity, HDMI port and a connection for external microphones. Again, these are great and nicely advanced features for such a small camera to have.  The little shooter is also rumored to come equipped with a 1-inch sensor, a 24-100mm f/1.8-28 IS 4.2x lens (equivalent to 35mm) and most importantly of all in terms of innovation, the ability to handle 4K/50p recording. This last feature would make this little camera into Canon’s first ever 4K-capable PowerShot model in a market with many 4K UHD-capable mirrorless and DSLR models.

So far this is all we know about the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III compact camera model. We’re still not quite sure if the 4K specs shown in the images end up being real or if even the camera design images themselves are authentic. But, they do look real enough, and quite simply it makes sense for Canon to release a 4K PowerShot model like this. Not only would it be a competitive thing to do, it would also make sense in the context of increasingly affordable and compact cameras (such as those in smartphones, for example, or cheap action cameras) now frequently offering 4K video.

We’ll post an update to this as it becomes available, especially if the little 4K-capable PowerShot G7X Mark III turns out to be the real deal.

Story by 4k.com
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