The Canon PowerShot G1 X II was announced back in February and according to Canon’s press release, they said that photographers looking to get their hands on the device could do so sometime in April. However it seems that Amazon could be pushing back the release of the camera and according to a recent listing, it has been revealed to be available on the 9th of May instead.
We’re not sure if Amazon is the only one who will be shipping the camera slightly later than the estimated release date, but other camera websites like Adorama and B&H are still listing the device for an estimated end of April release.
Then again they did state that the release was an estimated one, and so far Amazon are the only ones who have provided a more concrete and definite release date, so it is possible that the camera might have been slightly delayed for whatever reason. In any case an extra week of waiting won’t hurt, right?
Either way for those who might have missed our coverage of the camera’s launch, the Canon PowerShot G1 X II is the successor to the Canon PowerShot G1 X. The camera will pack a 1.5-inch CMOS sensor and will be powered by Canon’s DIGIC 6 processor.
It will feature an ISO range of 100-12,800, a f/2.0-f/3.9 5x optical zoom lens along with dual control rings that allow for customized zooming, much like a DSLR. It has also been priced around $800 for the entire setup.