Let’s take a quick break from all the madness regarding what is going on with the next 5D cameras and talk about another growing market, large sensor compacts.

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Canon’s next large sensor compact, following in the footsteps of the G7 X and G1 X Mark II, will be the G3 X; this according to a new report over on Canon Watch which was given a CW4 rating.

The G7 X, which was released just a few months back, had a lot of potential as a Sony RX100 Mk III alternative, but ultimately, fell short in our eyes. It will be interesting to see how Canon adapts and what the results from this new G3 X will be.

Canon PowerShot G3 X Specs

  • 20.2mp 1 inch Back Illuminated CMOS
  • Wi-fi
  • NFC
  • 5 fps
  • f/2.8-f5.6. 25x zoom. 28-600mm Zoom (35 equiv.)
  • 3.2 inch Touch Screen
  • ISO 12800 Expand to 25600
  • Full HD. 59.94 fp

Sounds like a pretty capable compact camera to me. It is supposed to be announced this upcoming Friday. I hope to get my hands on it sometime soon after.

What are your thoughts on the G3 X? Do you even follow compact cameras anymore? Leave a comment below!