More Canon announcements from Photokina! Learn more about the PowerShot G7 X, SX60 HS and new lenses!

Along with the unveiling of the 7D Mark II, Canon has not been holding back at Photokina 2014. Other announcements include the new PowerShot G7 X and SX60 HS cameras, and three new lenses. Here’s an overview of all the latest gear:

Canon PowerShot G7 X


Canon appear to have one aim with the PowerShot G7 X: to take back the crown of “best pocketable camera” that the Sony RX100 series stole from the Canon PowerShot S series about two years ago.

In many ways, the G7 X is very similar to the new Sony RX100 Mark III. Both have large 1″ 20 megapixel sensors, and both have fast f/1.8-2.8 lenses, in about the same size and form factor. But the Canon offers a larger zoom range, while maintaining wider apertures further down that range.

Styling-wise, the Canon takes after the aforementioned PowerShot S series, but fits into the G series with it’s greater range of controls. We’re quite happy to see that the control ring around the lens is of the clicking variety, which will make adjusting settings by feel much easier.

Here’s a brief rundown of the key specifications:

  • 20 megapixel 1″ backside-illuminated CMOS sensor.
  • 24-100mm equivalent f/1.8-2.8 lens.
  • 3″ flip-up touchscreen at 720×480 pixels.
  • Clicking control dial and dedicated exposure compensation dial.
  • Built-in ND filter and WiFi with NFC.

Pre-order on Orms Direct: Canon Powershot G7 X Camera.

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS


Those in the market for a new superzoom from Canon will also be glad to hear that the PowerShot SX60 HS is on the way.

Featuring a 65x lens, the SX60 HS offers a whopping 21-1365mm equivalent zoom range – that should cover everything from architecture to landscapes to sports to wildlife and everything else in between. It also has a 16.1 megapixel sensor, built-in WiFi with NFC, an articulating 3″ display and a high resolution electronic viewfinder.

Pre-order on Orms Direct: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Camera.

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Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM


Notice the green ring around that majestic-looking telephoto lens? That’s right, it’s a DO, or diffractive optics lens, which allows for a compact form factor without sacrificing image quality – a welcome feature for wildlife photographers hoping to keep the size of their setup down.

The new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM is an update to the previous 400mm DO lens from 2001, featuring all-new optics, with 18 elements in 12 groups, and 9 diaphragm blades for even smoother bokeh.

Pre-order on Orms Direct: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens.

Sample Images:

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM


The new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM introduces quieter stepping motor focussing to Canon’s line of full-frame zoom lenses, for silent focus tracking while recording movies.

Pre-order on Orms Direct: Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens.

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake


This should be a popular lens – the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM mimics Canon’s other pancake lens, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, offering a similar 38mm equivalent focal length on crop sensor cameras.

Pre-order on Orms Direct: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens.

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