Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III to be announced soon?

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III to be announced soon?
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While it would be easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of Canon rumors that have been surfacing recently, we're doing our best to keep our heads above water and continue bringing you all the latest camera goss'. No, please, no need to thank us for our service. The latest rumor to hit the internet is that the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III could be announced soon. This Canon compact camera would be a follow-up to the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II.

When compared with heavyweights such as the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the Canon EOS R5, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III might seem like small potatoes, but there's still plenty to unpack. However, remember that these specifications are merely rumors, so take them with a pinch of salt.

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Sporting a 20.1MP sensor, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III doesn't seem to have had any upgrade in the megapixel department. However, as reported by rumor website Canon Watch, the processor has been updated from the Mark II's DIGIC 7 processor to the DIGIC 8.

Apparently, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III will also have 4x zoom capabilities, which is an improvement on the Mark II's 3x zoom. The G9 X Mark III will also be able to shoot 4K video at 30p and Full HD video at 120p. 

Canon Watch notes that it sounds as if the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III will essentially have the same specifications as the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, which was released in August 2019, but with a slower lens. The G7 X Mark III has an f/1.8 - f/2.8 lens, but it's not immediately clear what the G9 X Mark III will have (although we could assume that it'll be the same as the Mark II, which is f/2 - f/4.9). 

These specifications all sound interesting, but we'll have to wait until the PowerShot G9 X Mark III is officially announced for more information.

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