Canon PowerShot G15 leaks, high-end compact enthusiasts rejoice
Canon is preparing to launch the follow-up to the PowerShot G12, the Canon PowerShot G15, if a leaked image is to be believed.
It certainly looks believable and with Canon's high-end compact ominously having been missing from the update cycle, the timing seems right to upgrade this high-spec camera.
The Canon PowerShot G12 was launched in September 2010, but in the interim period we've seen the PowerShot G1 X, as well as the move into a compact system with the Canon EOS M, with only rumours surrounding the "G13".
The Canon PowerShot G15 is rumoured to have specs close to the G12, but with the DIGIC V processor and a new lens, this one offering f/1.8 maximum aperture to the stabilised 5x zoom lens.
You can expect to find full manual shooting options on board, a vari-angle display on the rear and plenty of controls for photographers looking to get the most out of their compact.
Canon has a press conference scheduled for Photokina and it's rumoured that we'll also be seeing the Canon EOS 6D, a new more-affordable full-frame DSLR looking to rival the just-launched Nikon D600. For now, we'll have to wait and see what the Japanese company has in store.