Canon has confirmed plans to launch a large-sensor compact camera called the PowerShot G3 X, featuring a 25x zoom lens.

BREAKING NEWS.webAt this stage, information is limited to a Canon ‘tech announcement’.

We only know that the PowerShot G3 X will feature a 1in-type imaging sensor and should deliver the 35mm equivalent of a 24-600mm zoom.

It is possible that a mock-up of the PowerShot G3 X will go in show at the CP+ Photo Imaging Show that takes place in Yokohama, Japan, from 12-15 February.

However, a Canon UK spokesperson was not able to confirm this, telling Amateur Photographer that no further details are due to be released at CP+.