Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera

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Feast your eyes on an updated G Series digital camera: The G12. It’s ready to impress the advanced amateurs who have always celebrated the G Series. The G12 is still loaded with powerful technologies that has made the G Series cameras so renowned, like the Canon HS SYSTEM, 2.8-inch Vari-angle PureColor System LCD, and RAW + JPEG image modes. Now, this flagship camera paves the way with these new upgrades like 720p HD Video with stereo sound to get crystal clear footage, multiple aspect ratios, High Dynamic Range, Electronic Level, Tracking AF, a Front Dial and much more to give you even more creative control than before! FEATURES: 10.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor create Canon’s HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance and better image quality – The PowerShot G12 employs the HS SYSTEM by combining a powerful 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Thanks to this technological advancement, the G12 is dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the PowerShot G12 delivers with a new maximum setting of ISO 3200. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity. In addition, a new Low Light mode lets you capture images in an astonishing range of conditions. The camera automatically adjusts the ISO speed from ISO 320 to ISO 12800 in relation to ambient brightness, subject movement and camera shake. Shoot beautiful 720p HD video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output – The PowerShot G12 lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD videos (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor. You’ll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal.

Brand: Canon
Model:
G12
Color:
Black
DisplaySize: 2.8
MaximumFocalLength: 30.5
MinimumFocalLength: 6.1
OpticalSensorResolution: 10
OpticalZoom: 5
Title: Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD

  • 10.0-megapixel sensor and the DIGIC 4 Image Processor combine to create Canon’s HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance
  • Shoot 720p HD video in stereo sound; HDMI output
  • Canon’s Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting
  • 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer; 28mm wide-angle lens; optical viewfinder
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card (not included)


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title Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD Canon PowerShot G11 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Stabilized Zoom and 2.8-inch articulating LCD Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Canon PowerShot G9 12.1MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Height 1.9 inch 1.9 inch 1.8 inch 1.7 inch
Length 4.4 inch 4.4 inch 4.3 inch 4.2 inch
Width 3 inch 3 inch 3.1 inch 2.8 inch
Weight 0.78 pound 0.78 pound 0.77 pound 0.71 pound
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DisplaySize 2.8 inches 2.8 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Feature
  • 10.0-megapixel sensor and the DIGIC 4 Image Processor combine to create Canon\\\\\\\’s HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance
  • Shoot 720p HD video in stereo sound
  • HDMI output
  • Canon\\\\\\\’s Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting
  • 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 28mm wide-angle lens
  • optical viewfinder
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card (not included)
  • 14.7-megapixel resolution for the highest image quality and editing flexibility
  • 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 28mm wide-angle lens
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection
  • full range of shooting and recording modes, including RAW
  • 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II with even greater true-to-life color reproduction
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory card
MaximumFocalLength 30.5 millimeters 30.5 millimeters 30.5 millimeters 44.4 millimeters
MinimumFocalLength 6.1 millimeters 6.1 millimeters 6.1 millimeters 7.4 millimeters
Model G12 G11 G10 G9
OpticalSensorResolution 10 MP 10 MP 14.7 12.1
OpticalZoom 5 x 5 x 5 6
Title Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD Canon PowerShot G11 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Stabilized Zoom and 2.8-inch articulating LCD Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Canon PowerShot G9 12.1MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
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Key Features
Camera Type Standard Point and Shoot
Resolution 10.4 Megapixel
HD Recording Format 720p (HDTV)
LCD Screen Size 2.8 in.
Optical Zoom 5x
Digital Zoom 4x
Weight 0.78 lb.
Lens
Optical Zoom 5x
35mm Zoom Lens 28 – 140 mm
Focus Type Autofocus & Manual Focus
Focus Range 2 in. to Infinity (w) / 12 in. to Infinity (t)
Macro Focus Range 0.4 – 19.2 in. (w) / 12 – 19.2 in. (t)
Focal Length 6.1 – 30.5 mm
Image Quality
Image Sensor Type CCD
Camera Resolution 10.4 Megapixel
Image Resolutions 640 x 480
Video
Video Resolutions 320 x 240
Video Speed 24 fps
Max Movie Length Without Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
Video Format QuickTime
Exposure Control
Aperture Range f2.8/f4.5 (w/t)
Shutter Speed 1 – 1/4000 sec
White Balance Auto
Frames Per Second 4.2 Frames
Storage
Memory Type Multimedia Card
Compression Modes Fine
Compression Type JPEG
File Size (High Res.) 2.66 MB (48 images on 128MB card)
File Size (Low Res.) 0.1 MB (about 1,280 images on 128MB card)
Flash
ISO Speeds Auto
Flash Type Built-In
Flash Functions Flash Off
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder Optical
LCD Screen With LCD Screen
LCD Screen Resolution 461,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position With LCD Protected Position
Interfaces
Interface Type USB 2.0
Video Interface Video Out
Power Supply
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Battery Life 310 Images
Included Features
Self Timer 15 Sec.
Built-in Microphone With Built-in Microphone
Dimensions
Width 4.41 in.
Depth 1.9 in.
Height 3 in.
Weight 0.78 lb.
Miscellaneous
Family Line Canon PowerShot
Included Accessories Software
Release DatRelease Date October, 2010

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Average rating:4.4
Number of Reviews:125
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2 star: (3)
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985 of 1,022 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic tool for serious photographers – but not perfect., October 2, 2010
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So I owned a G11 – and for whatever reason sold it a few months back. I have since tried the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 and Samsung TL500. This whole time I was searching for something better than the G-series – I only found it with the GF1 – but it is too large to be a compact.

I only give this camera 4 stars instead of 5 for the following reasons.
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168 of 176 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Feast your eyes on an upgraded G series digital camera!, October 5, 2010
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First, let me say I own or have owned a G10, G11, and G12. I am not really sure why anyone expect the G12 to be a major upgrade to the G11. The title of this review is the first line of Canon’s marketing material on the Canon USA website….so this is what I personally expected, and Canon delivered, as far as I am concerned. I am not a professional, so my observations are from the viewpoint of an average guy with a serious camera addiction. I took photos side by side using my G10, G11, and G12 and I have to be honest, I could not tell much difference, though a slight nod would go to the newest camera. They are all great, however, and suit an average user like me perfectly. My tests were not scientific and not comprehensive – I have to work for a living after all. I am very pleased with the image quality, but is it a major upgrade from previous G series cameras, I do not think so. If I were forced to choose one, I would probably go for the G12 because the photos look slightly… Read more
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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a toy, excellent photo quality for a serius photographer, October 12, 2010
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I went to LA last week, from Ecuador for 10 days on vacations, I wished to have this new camera in my hands to feel it, but at Samy’s store at Fairfax blvd, they didn’t have the camera yet, I ordered one from Amazon, (cost ¡$600 plus fast shipping! because it was the only one available at that moment, but…), finally I have it in my hands.
first impressions: small enough, not exactly a point & shoot camera, but not to big too, ideal to bring with you a better equipment than any point & shoot camera any were without to carry a big dslr and a bunch of lenses, actually y have a Canon 5d mkII, a canon 50d and I began the dslr world with the famous Canon 20d, something interesting is that I use all this cameras with a bunch of old Nikkor lenses (at least 20 years old) using an adapter ring, for me it is the perfect marriage, Canon body with old Nikkor lenses, of course I can only use the manual mode and have to use the manual focus ring to get focus but… while my sight is… Read more
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We review Canon’s next iteration of the fabled G series, the G12, which introduces HD video and a number of other upgrades to the pro-grade shooter.
By David Elrich – Oct 4, 2010 – Editorial review – Digital Trends
Pros:Very good picture quality, Low noise even in very low light, Tweaks galore, HDR a great option for still subjects, …Cons: Expensive, Too much noise at elevated ISOs, No dedicated video button, May be the end of an era Introduction Ferraris get updated every few years. And so do Canon’s �G� series point-and-shoot cameras. Last year we tested the G11 and liked it a lot, but it still had some drawbacks, notably the lack of high-def video recording. The company rectified that problem with the new 10-megapixel G12, and even added a few tweaks that’ll please many shutterbugs. Let’s see what they are, and if the G12 is worth nearly 500 clams. Features and Design Put the G11 next to the G12 and at first glance they’re nearly identical, other than a changed model number. The G series doesn’t sport day-glo colors or the thinness of an iPhone. It’s big, bulky and looks quite old fashioned. In fact it looks almost like the new Nikon Coolpix P7000, another $499 digicam marketed to serious photographers. Check out the photos and you’ll see this is not a frivolous piece of gear. It measures 4.4 x 3 x 1.9 (WHD, in inches) and weighs 12.4 ounces without the battery and card, nearly a pound fully loaded. Look closely on the front and you’ll see one of the improvements�a handy jog wheel right below the shutter. You’ll use this to make adjustments such as aperture and shutter speed when you move out of auto. Also on the front is a 5x optically-stabilized zoom with a range of 28-140mm. We liked… Read full review
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DCRP Review: PowerShot G12
By Jeff Keller – Oct 17, 2010 – Editorial review – DCResource.com
Pros: Very good photo quality, with about a full stop advantage over typical compact cameras at high sensitivities; Nice 5X zoom lens with 28 – 140 mm range; New and improved “hybrid” optical image stabilization; Well built, rangefinder-style body; Flip-out, rotating high resolution 2.8″ LCD display — good outdoor and low light visibility; Optical viewfinder;
Snappy performance in most respects; Full manual controls, with support for RAW format; Smart Auto mode picks one of twenty-eight scene modes for you; Customizable menu, buttons, and spots on mode dial; Useful HDR, dynamic range, and shadow correction features; Powerful flash; Built-in neutral density filter and electronic level; Records movies at 720p (24 fps) with stereo sound and wind filter; Very expandable: supports an external flash, remote shutter release, teleconverter lens, underwater case, and more; Above average battery life; HDMI output
Cons: Controls can be intimidating at first — small and cluttered buttons, especially zoom and four-way controllers and shutter release button; Lens can be seen through optical viewfinder when at wide-angle position; Some redeye, though removal tool in playback mode got rid of it; Can’t use optical zoom in movie mode — 24 fps frame rate a bit choppy; Wish list: faster lens, WB bracketing, ability to set color temperature; No memory card included; can’t access memory card slot while using a tripod; Full manual on CD-ROM
You’d expect great things from Canon’s flagship… Read full review
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Best Canon Digital Compact Camera
By Bestcovery.com Expert – Nov 10, 2010 – Editorial review – Bestcovery
Canon’s PowerShot G12 is the latest entry into the company’s flagship G-series. This advanced compact camera combines excellent photo quality with full manual controls, HD video recording, support for a wide variety of optional accessories, and solid build quality. Just like its predecessor, the G12 features a large 10.0-megapixel CCD sensor and a … Read full review
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Canon PowerShot G12 Review
– Nov 16, 2010 – Editorial review – Imaging-Resource.com
Pros: Articulated LCD screen helps compose from unusual angles
High build quality
Good grip
Dials for ISO and EV
New Front dial very handy
Excellent optics with a 28mm start to the 5x optical zoom
Excellent Optical Image Stabilization
New hybrid IS system corrects for both lateral and angular shifts
Good Macro
Supports Raw (and Raw+JPEG) with less speed penalty than most
Very good low light performance… Read full review
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Canon PowerShot G12 review
By Elias Plastiras, PCWorld.idg.com.au – Nov 24, 2010 – Editorial review – PC Advisor
The Canon PowerShot G12 is an advanced compact camera that can fit in your pocket, yet provides a full gamut of manual controls and a relatively big zoom. It’s the type of camera you should consider if you want something that will give you full creative control and a flexible shooting range but without the bulk of a digital SLR and without the expense of an interchangeable lens camera.
Indeed, the Canon PowerShot G12 costs �539 and you don’t have to change lenses to suit your shooting situation � it comes with a reasonably versatile 28-140mm zoom lens. However, the G12 does have some flaws; its image quality is a little too grainy for our liking, and its zoom lens exhibits plenty of barrel roll at wide angles. It could also use a better shutter button and more solid-feeling control buttons.
Canon PowerShot G12 versus PowerShot G11 versus PowerShot G10
The Canon PowerShot G12 replaces last year’s PowerShot G11, which replaced the Canon PowerShot G10. The Canon PowerShot G11 had some notable differences with the PowerShot G10 (most prominently a 10-megapixel sensor on the G11 versus the 14-megapixel sensor on the G10), but the PowerShot G12 doesn’t offer any significant advantages over the G11. It’s very much an incremental upgrade that includes some fine-tuned adjustments to the overall offering.
In particular, the Canon PowerShot G12 can shoot in high-definition mode (1280×720 versus the G11’s 640×480 video mode) and record stereo sound. The G12 has focus… Read full review
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Review: Canon PowerShot G12
By Gavin Stoker – Feb 3, 2011 – Editorial review – TrustedReviews
What you’re buying into here is a camera that provides the build quality and manual controls of a mid-range DSLR yet remains just about pocketable. It doesn’t offer the fast lenses and more compact bodies of some rival high-end compacts but counters this with even great manual control, the option to add lens accessories like filters and a greater zoom range. For our money, though, we would take the faster more compact alternatives. What’s more we wonder, like its arch rival Nikon, how long Canon will be content to go without fielding an interchangeable lens compact system camera, and missing out on gaining its own share of a rapidly expanding market. These cameras offer true DSLR quality in more compact bodies and are a tempting alternative to having both an SLR and high-end compact. The G12, which updates the acclaimed G11, is an option for those who want better pictures and better features than a less well specified compact will deliver, but don’t actually want to go the whole hog and plump for a DSLR. Or alternatively it can serve as a backup camera for those enthusiasts that either want a spare or backup to their SLR. It’s worth noting that Canon doesn’t currently offer a smaller interchangeable lens compact system camera or ‘hybrid’ to directly rival the Olympus Pens, Panasonic GF series, Sony NEX or Samsung NX, so, for Canon users, the G12 is currently as good as it gets for those wanting high performance from a relatively small package. The question is, as the G12 retails for a… Read full review
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Review: Canon PowerShot G12
By Susan McGlaun – Oct 13, 2010 – Editorial review – I4U News
Digital Trends published a Canon PowerShot G12 Review.Quote from the review: “Ferraris get updated every few years. And so do Canon’s “G” series point-and-shoot cameras.… Read full review
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Review: Canon PowerShot G12
By Alexandra Savvides – Nov 1, 2010 – Editorial review – CNET Australia
As long as you’re happy paying a premium for the Canon name, the G12 is an excellent do-almost-anything camera.Good: Great video quality � Articulating LCD screen � Excellent image quality …… Read full review
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Review: Canon PowerShot G12 Review
By Jim Keenan – Nov 2, 2010 – Editorial review – DigitalCameraReview.com
Pros: Canon PowerShot G12 Review …Cons: Cost Size and weight No video AF The Canon G12 carries much of the same DNA that make up its G11 and G10 predecessors. When Canon brought the G10 to market a couple of years ago with… Read full review
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Review: Canon PowerShot G12
By Paul Nuttall – Nov 3, 2010 – Editorial review – What Digital Camera
Pros: Timeless design, HD video addition, New control wheel on the camera’s front … Cons: Could maybe of done with a few more upgrades Canon’s PowerShot G series has been a favourite for the… Read full review
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