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Canon G1X flagship compact leaked, plus new compacts from Samsung, Olympus, Panasonic and more

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A Wells Fargo Advisors leak has detailed a whole host of compact cameras due for full unveiling at CES next week. The most notable is the Canon G1X flagship, which features a large 1.5-inch sensor, and a fast 28-112mm lens. Other point-and-shoot cameras from Samsung, Panasonic, Olympus, and more were leaked in the same post.


Another leak from Wells Fargo Advisors has revealed a whole host of point-and-shoot cameras due to be announced at CES next week, most notably a new flagship G-series PowerShot model from Canon. The G1X (not to be confused with Panasonic's GX-1) has a huge-for-a-compact 1.5-inch, 14.3-megapixel sensor and a 28-112mm zoom lens that starts at f/2.5. It'll shoot RAW and 1080p video, and will feature what sounds like the same DIGIC 5 image processor as the S100, enabling multi-area white balance and advanced noise reduction. There aren't any details on what the camera actually looks like or what sort of interface it'll use, but we can't wait to see it fully unveiled.

Samsung's WB850F sounds most interesting of the cameras coming from other manufacturers, with a 21x zoom, 16-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, GPS, Wi-Fi, and a 3-inch AMOLED screen. Casio, Olympus, Panasonic, GE, Vivitar, and the embattled Kodak will also have a variety of compacts to show off.