Canon PowerShot G1 X compact tipped to get a Mk II upgrade, 20.2-megapixel and DIGIC 6

Canon will be offering a new version of its PowerShot G1 X high-end compact, if a leak from Chinese forum Xitek is to be believed. 

The two year old camera will get a Mark II version, making a high-end camera option for users who want a small form-factor. The new version is said to be similar in design to the original G1 X, but offering a slightly longer lens. Users will see a 20.2-megapixel 1.5-inch CMOS sensor, coupled with a 24-120mm f/2.8-5.8 lens, and DIGIC 6 image processor to ensure photos come out crystal clear. 

The Mark II version is said to be keeping its same 3-inch LCD touch screen with 922,000 dots. Essentially what customers will be getting here is better photos, and who doesn't like that?

Read: Canon PowerShot G1 X review

Of course, nothing's been confirmed by Canon. If all goes as planned, the company is expected to make a reveal at the CP+ show in Japan next month. No pricing has been mentioned, but the last Powershot G1 X version went for £700, and we suspect Canon won't go too far off for its second version. 



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