Canon Launches Two PowerShot Digital Cameras and a RF Lens

Today, Canon released three new products: the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens, the PowerShot G5 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7X Mark III.  

Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM  

The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens will be a compact, lightweight 10x Zoom RF Lens. Containing canon optical lens technology, and a bright lens aperture, it will take high image quality images. To counteract shaking, the lens will come with Optical Image Stabilization with up to 5 stops of Shake Correction. It has also been designed with a high speed, smooth and quiet autofocus with Nano USM. This will be the first canon lens manufactured with dynamic IS for full-frame Cameras. The RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens will have a minimum focusing distance of 1.64ft./0.50m (Wide), 2.56ft/0.78m (Tele). Like all RF lenses, it will also have a control ring for direct setting changes and a 12-pin communication system. 

Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM

EOS RP + RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM 

With the release of the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens, Canon is planning to sell it as a kit lens with the EOS RP. The EOS RP in connection with the new RF 24-240mm should make for a dynamic duo. The EOS RP is the smallest full-frame EOS camera Canon has ever made and is Canon’s first entry-level full-frame mirrorless system. It has a 26.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, 4K video and a DIGIC 8 processor for excellent low light results. In combination to its fast and accurate Auto Focus, the RP has a built-in EVF with 2.36 million dots and a vari-angle touchscreen LCD for optimal usability. The lens and kit will be available in September—$2199 for the kit and $899.99 for just the lens.

The Canon EOS RP and the RF 24-240mm Lens

Powershot G5 X Mark II 

The Powershot G5 X Mark II comes with a 20.1 Megapixel 1.0” Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor. It has 5x Optical Zoom (24-120mm f/1.8-2.8) with Optical Image Stabilization—a step up from the G5 X’s DIGIC 6 Image Processor and 4.2x (24-100mm f/1.8-2.8) Optical Zoom. A few other improvements include its ability to shoot 4K 30p / FHD 120p video, Continuous Shooting up to 20 fps (up to 30 fps with RAW Burst Mode) and Panoramic Shooting and Star Shooting mode.

The Powershot G5 X Mark II now sports the Tilt Panel LCD Screen with tilt option up to 180 degrees for selfies or vlogging replacing the previous vari-angle screen. The new pop-up electronic viewfinder has 2.36 million dots and Touch & Drag AF. The G5 X Mark II will be available in August and will come in black for $899.99.

the G5 X Mark II with tilt screen

Powershot G7 X Mark III 

The Powershot G7X Mark III has the same 20.1 Megapixel 1.0” Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor as the new G5 X Mark II and maintains the same 4.2x Optical Zoom Lens with Image stabilization as its predecessor. It also can shoot continuously up to 20 fps—a large jump compared to the previous 8 fps—and shoots 4K 30p / FHD 120p video. The G7 X Mark III will be available in August and will come in black or silver for $749.99. 

The G7 X Mark III


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