Canon Announces (un)New PowerShot G5 X, G9 X and Mirrorless EOS M10

Oct 13, 2015

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Oct 13, 2015

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While the rumor mill on Canon’s new flagship is starting engines, the older lines are getting an upgrade. Canon announced today their new PowerShot G5 X, PowerShot G9 X and a new Mirrorles EOS M10 (preorder links).

Just before hitting the specs and the announcement info, I have one thing to say: Canon, Get your mirrorless game together. Mirorrless is not there yet, but it will be soon, and if you don’t step up your game with a decent 4/3 or full frame mirrorless sensor you are going to slowly lose the market. And while we are on the subject of new cameras, do point and shoot like the G9 X even make sense anymore? Between smartphone cameras getting better and the small form factor that comes with mirrorless, I fail to see the need for a phone-form-factor point and shoot. So Canon, please amaze us with something new and relevant! Spec, photos and availability after the jump.

Canon EOS M10 Mirrorless Camera

I really hate to be saying this, but the M10 is not what I want to see from Canon. I know it Canon wanted something less advanced than the M3 (but above the M/M2) and I know that it has a nice 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a tilting touchscreen LCD and some nice connectivity (Wifi and NFC). No hot shoe or accessory port,  really, this does not sound like a mirrorless commitment to me.

Canon also introduced a 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS kit lens to go along with the camera.

Spec List:

  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF II, 49-Point System
  • Up to 4.6 fps and Expandable ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode

The M10 along with the 15-45 kit lens will set you back $849 and should start shipping Nov 16.

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Canon PowerShot G9 X and G5 X

Canon also introduced two new small cameras (1″ sensor) to their Powershot line. I guess they felt the line needs expanding.

Both cameras are pretty similar on the “hard features”:  1080/60p video, DIGIC 6 processor, Raw recording, built in ND filter and pop up flash, and strong connectivity: Wi-Fi /NFC. The cameras do differentiate in some of the other features: lens (24-100mm/F1.8-2.8 on the G5X, 28-84mm/F2-4.9 on the G9X), ‘retro’ design on the G5X and S-series like design on the G9X, a remote strobe port and a more apt LCD on the G5X.

The camera fill two “gaps” in the Powershot lineup: The G5x  will be a model just above the G7X and the G9X will be a low-level/entry model.

 

The G5 X will set you back $799 and the G9 X $529 (preorder links). Both should start shipping in about 10 days.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3x Optical Zoom f/2.0-4.9 Lens
  • 28-80mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • ISO 12800 and 6 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Intelligent IS and Manual Control Ring
  • Dedicated Star Mode Shooting

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Canon PowerShot G5 X

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Multi-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Dials, Star Shooting Mode

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4 responses to “Canon Announces (un)New PowerShot G5 X, G9 X and Mirrorless EOS M10”

  1. Oleg Antoshkiv Avatar
    Oleg Antoshkiv

    Who does need M10 for $849 when there is exist (1 year) quite similar Sony a5000 for $450?

  2. SergioAM Avatar
    SergioAM

    Welp, there’s always next October ._.
    And c’mon now, with specs like that at a price of $849? You sell other camera bodies that easily trump those specs @_@

  3. Bill Binns Avatar
    Bill Binns

    I disagree that the point shoot is dead. The cheap $149.00 pocket jpeg shooter may be dead because the people that were buying them are perfectly happy with their phones. I have a (slightly dated) flagship cellphone (Galaxy S5) with a supposedly great camera and that thing is near useless in anything less than full sun.

    I have owned three Canon S Series cameras and would be all over another shirt pocket sized, RAW capable, F2.0 or better point and shoot with some serious low light performance. Sadly, Canon’s last update to the S Series (the S200) was simply a 2 year old S120 with the guts ripped out and omitted RAW support for some unfathomable reason. I don’t know how many S200’s they sold but as an advanced amateur who would be interested in a high end pocket camera, the lack of RAW is a complete deal killer for me.

  4. RegularJoeFromAustin Avatar
    RegularJoeFromAustin

    I own an original M, and while it was pretty flawed for still shooting. Mainly due to slow focus lock, but it is a stunning video camera. Much better than my T3i. In fact, the video quality is closer to my 5DII. A cheap adapter allows use of the full range of Canon lenses. It looks humourus with the 24-105 L lens, but man does the results impress.