... My husband has a work camera that he has sole use of and has at home so before Christmas he gave it to me to use until we get around to fixing the other one and this is the Canon G12. His work spent a lot of money on it so its definitely a better quality than my little Nikon and in terms of ... Read review
"...one and this is the Canon G12. His work spent a lot of money on it so its definitely a better quality than my little Nikon and in terms of picture quality it is brilliant. I am not very technical so I will write this review from the point of view of a consumer who basically takes hundreds of pictures of her kids every week!
The Canon Powershot G12 is a handheld digital camera but it is quite chunky and fairly heavy to hold. I like handbag cameras ..."
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Exceptional Quality, Extensive Range of Features, Great Value for Money, Easy to use.
First of all the Canon PowerShot G12 is an amazing camera. There is no disputing that. However is it the right camera for you? This review will hopefully help you decide if it is the right one for you. It has amazing features and is used by upcoming professionals, as well as hobbyists. I'll run through a quick briefing of its specifications and features which separate the G12 from the rest, and allow you (hopefully) to make the right ..."
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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. This flagship camera paves the way with these 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!
1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x HDMI output
Memory Card Slot
2.8" LCD display
Optical - real-image zoom
Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, focus bracketing, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, Scene Detection Technology, 720p HD movie recording, in-camera red-eye fix, in-camera film editing, contrast control, Auto HDR mode, digital tele-converter, safety zoom, Exif Print support, Blink Detection technology, Motion Detection Technology, Smile Detection technology, Wink Self-timer, HS System
Self Timer Delay
30 sec, 20sec, 0 - 15 sec, 25 sec
Continuous Shooting Speed
2 frames per second, 0.8 frames per second, 0.7 frames per second
Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens
Macro Focus Range
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
28 - 140mm
9 groups / 11 elements
5 x zoom lens - 6.1 - 30.5 mm - f/2.8-4.5
Min Focus Distance
Memory / storage
RAW 3648 x 2736 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2736 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2432 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2048 ¦ JPEG 2816 x 2112 ¦ JPEG 2816 x 1880 ¦ JPEG 2816 x 1584 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1064 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 640 x 424 ¦ JPEG 640 x 360 ¦ JPEG 2736 x 2736 ¦ JPEG 2112 x 2112 ¦ JPEG 1200 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 480 x 480