Canon PowerShot G12 10 Megapixel Compact Camera

2.8" LCD - 16:9 - 5x Optical Zoom - 4x - Optical IS - 3648 x 2736 Image - 1280 x 720 Video - HDMI - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode - MPN: 4342B001
Product Details
Description
PowerShot G12 Digital Camera combines 10.0 megapixel sensor and the DIGIC 4 Image Processor to create Canon's HS System for better low light performance and image quality. The camera automatically adjusts the ISO speed from ISO 320 to ISO 12800 in relation to ambient brightness, subject movement and camera shake. Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting. You can also shoot 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Full range of shooting and recording modes include RAW and JPEG for creative control in editing. Large, bright 2.8 Vari-angle LCD has 461,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles plus an optical viewfinder. Digital camera also offers 5x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, a 28mm wide-angle Lens, 4X digital built-in flash, and continuous shooting. Storage media includes SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, and HC MMC Plus Card.
Summary
Product Title Canon PowerShot G12 10 Megapixel Compact Camera
Manufacturer Canon
Power Score 4.3 | 11 Reviews
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot G12
4 Star Review  DCResource - Oct 17, 2010

The PowerShot G12 offers a solid (though somewhat cluttered) design, great photo quality, features for beginners and enthusiasts, HD video, and more optional extras than anything else in its class. Sure, a faster lens, further improved movie mode, and an actual printed manual would be nice, but I guess those will have to wait for the next mode

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12 Review
4.5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Nov 17, 2010

As the longest running line in digital camera history, the G-series has produced its finest camera yet: the Canon PowerShot G12. Though more of a refinement of the G11, the Canon G12 sports a 10-megapixel sensor, a 5x optical zoom ranging from 28-140mm equivalents, and a 2.8-inch swiveling LCD. That LCD is no slouch, either, with 461,000 dots and excellent color. A new electronic level function helps ensure straighter horizons, and a new set of aspect ratio gives you greater control over image shape. 720p HD movie mode is also new to the Canon G12, now with stereo sound as well. And a special HDR Scene mode makes shooting high-dynamic range images pretty easy so long as you shoot them with a tripod. High ISO performance is very good, actually besting the Canon S95, and overall performance is about what we'd expect, making the Canon G12 an excellent all-purpose camera, even if it's not quite shirt or pants pocketable. Read our review for more on the Canon G12, one of the best digital cameras you can buy!

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12 review at Camera Labs
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Nov 23, 2010

Canon's PowerShot G12 continues the G-series' proud tradition of delivering high-end features and full manual control in a chunky but portable body. This is Canon's flagship compact: a well-built and feature-packed camera designed to appeal to enthusiasts. The core specification hasn't changed since the G11, but a selection of minor upgrades address some of the issues facing the earlier model, while others take inspiration from the best of the competition, most notably its major rival from Panasonic. Unfortunately for the G12 though, the market for enthusiast-level compacts is changing quickly, and Canon's top dog is looking increasingly uncomfortable sat between EVIL compacts which squeeze DSLR sensors into roughly the same dimensions, and models like the PowerShot S95 which match the G12's quality in a much more portable body. Then there's Panasonic's LX5 to consider. We've compared the quality and features of the G12 against all three in our full review at Camera Labs to help you choose the right high-end compact.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12 Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Oct 27, 2010

The Canon PowerShot G12 is a serious camera aimed firmly at the well-off amateur or pro looking for a carry-everywhere compact. Building on the success of previous G-series models, for 2010 the G12 principally adds 720p HD video, stereo sound, High Dynamic Range shooting mode, and a DSLR-like front control dial. £539 / €649 / $499.99 is an awful lot of money for a compact with a small image sensor - read our expert Canon PowerShot G12 review to find out if its worth it.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Feb 4, 2011

THE GOOD: Optical viewfinder; articulated LCD; built-in neutral-density filter; very good photo quality for its class. THE BAD: Shot-to-shot performance still a little sluggish; some annoying controls. THE BOTTOM LINE: Relatively unchanged from its predecessor, save the addition of 720p video, the Canon PowerShot G12 remains a very good, more-or-less compact model, designed to please photo enthusiasts.

Read the full review »

Best Canon Digital Compact Camera
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Nov 11, 2010

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera as a best pick for the Best Canon Digital Compact Camera. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Advanced Compact Digital Camera. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Canon PowerShot G12
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Jul 7, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 94 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot G12 and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Canon PowerShot G12
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Dec 27, 2010

The Canon PowerShot G12 is a digital compact camera, released in late 2010. As the successor to the PowerShot G11, this camera adds 720p HD video recording at 24fps. Other improvements include a backside-illuminated HS System 10 megapixel CCD sensor, a DIGIC 4 processor and a 2.8-inch LCD screen. In terms of optics, a 5x zoom lens with teleconverting capabilities comes in the box. Compared to its predecessor, the G12 produces better macro shots due the incremental upgrades it has received. In addition to JPEG shooting, RAW files are also supported by the PowerShot G12. Also, an all-new HDR mode has been integrated, allowing operators to take shots without the need for post processing. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery is included in the box. Features 10 megapixel 1/1.7-inch type CCD sensor 2.8” LCD screen Optical viewfinder 5x zoom lens 720p video recording Smart AUTO and manual controls RAW+JPEG shooting modes Rechargeable battery ... PROS: (1) offers lots of manual controls (2) lens adapter and hot shoe for use of filters and more powerful flashes (3) slightly cheaper than the G11 at launch (4) capable of shooting in RAW (5) new 720p/24 video mode ... CONS: (1) more expensive than the evenly matched competition from Nikon (2) overall extremely similar to the G11 (3) fixed 5x zoom lens

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User Reviews
Highly recommend!
4 Star Review   By Cyn on Adorama - Sep 4, 2012   

We wanted a camera with a vari-angle LCD, so we went with the G12. Excellent choice. Love the quality of the pictures although I will say that it sometimes takes a bit longer than I would like to focus on the subject (although the continuous shooting mode

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4 Star Review   By mjw on Adorama - Aug 30, 2012   

have not used under water yet

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Canon PowerShot G12
4 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 5 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Finally! After all these years, film cameras have met their match in the Canon G12! The pictures are crisp, clear, sharp, and true to color. I had already been enjoying taking pictures with my Iphone, but needed a camera that would have a better zoom, and would be comparable in image quality. This camera has surpassed my expectations! I highly recommend it for any prosumer!"

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Product Details
Description
PowerShot G12 Digital Camera combines 10.0 megapixel sensor and the DIGIC 4 Image Processor to create Canon's HS System for better low light performance and image quality. The camera automatically adjusts the ISO speed from ISO 320 to ISO 12800 in relation to ambient brightness, subject movement and camera shake. Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting. You can also shoot 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixels) video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Full range of shooting and recording modes include RAW and JPEG for creative control in editing. Large, bright 2.8 Vari-angle LCD has 461,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles plus an optical viewfinder. Digital camera also offers 5x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, a 28mm wide-angle Lens, 4X digital built-in flash, and continuous shooting. Storage media includes SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, and HC MMC Plus Card.
Summary
Product Title Canon PowerShot G12 10 Megapixel Compact Camera
Manufacturer Canon
Power Score 4.3 | 11 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Product Type: Digital Camera
Parent Retsku: B0041RSPRS
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot G12
4 Star Review  DCResource - Oct 17, 2010

The PowerShot G12 offers a solid (though somewhat cluttered) design, great photo quality, features for beginners and enthusiasts, HD video, and more optional extras than anything else in its class. Sure, a faster lens, further improved movie mode, and an actual printed manual would be nice, but I guess those will have to wait for the next mode

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12 Review
4.5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Nov 17, 2010

As the longest running line in digital camera history, the G-series has produced its finest camera yet: the Canon PowerShot G12. Though more of a refinement of the G11, the Canon G12 sports a 10-megapixel sensor, a 5x optical zoom ranging from 28-140mm equivalents, and a 2.8-inch swiveling LCD. That LCD is no slouch, either, with 461,000 dots and excellent color. A new electronic level function helps ensure straighter horizons, and a new set of aspect ratio gives you greater control over image shape. 720p HD movie mode is also new to the Canon G12, now with stereo sound as well. And a special HDR Scene mode makes shooting high-dynamic range images pretty easy so long as you shoot them with a tripod. High ISO performance is very good, actually besting the Canon S95, and overall performance is about what we'd expect, making the Canon G12 an excellent all-purpose camera, even if it's not quite shirt or pants pocketable. Read our review for more on the Canon G12, one of the best digital cameras you can buy!

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12 review at Camera Labs
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - Nov 23, 2010

Canon's PowerShot G12 continues the G-series' proud tradition of delivering high-end features and full manual control in a chunky but portable body. This is Canon's flagship compact: a well-built and feature-packed camera designed to appeal to enthusiasts. The core specification hasn't changed since the G11, but a selection of minor upgrades address some of the issues facing the earlier model, while others take inspiration from the best of the competition, most notably its major rival from Panasonic. Unfortunately for the G12 though, the market for enthusiast-level compacts is changing quickly, and Canon's top dog is looking increasingly uncomfortable sat between EVIL compacts which squeeze DSLR sensors into roughly the same dimensions, and models like the PowerShot S95 which match the G12's quality in a much more portable body. Then there's Panasonic's LX5 to consider. We've compared the quality and features of the G12 against all three in our full review at Camera Labs to help you choose the right high-end compact.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12 Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Oct 27, 2010

The Canon PowerShot G12 is a serious camera aimed firmly at the well-off amateur or pro looking for a carry-everywhere compact. Building on the success of previous G-series models, for 2010 the G12 principally adds 720p HD video, stereo sound, High Dynamic Range shooting mode, and a DSLR-like front control dial. £539 / €649 / $499.99 is an awful lot of money for a compact with a small image sensor - read our expert Canon PowerShot G12 review to find out if its worth it.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Feb 4, 2011

THE GOOD: Optical viewfinder; articulated LCD; built-in neutral-density filter; very good photo quality for its class. THE BAD: Shot-to-shot performance still a little sluggish; some annoying controls. THE BOTTOM LINE: Relatively unchanged from its predecessor, save the addition of 720p video, the Canon PowerShot G12 remains a very good, more-or-less compact model, designed to please photo enthusiasts.

Read the full review »

Best Canon Digital Compact Camera
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Nov 11, 2010

Bestcovery experts have rated the Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera as a best pick for the Best Canon Digital Compact Camera. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Advanced Compact Digital Camera. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Jul 7, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 94 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot G12 and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot G12
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Dec 27, 2010

The Canon PowerShot G12 is a digital compact camera, released in late 2010. As the successor to the PowerShot G11, this camera adds 720p HD video recording at 24fps. Other improvements include a backside-illuminated HS System 10 megapixel CCD sensor, a DIGIC 4 processor and a 2.8-inch LCD screen. In terms of optics, a 5x zoom lens with teleconverting capabilities comes in the box. Compared to its predecessor, the G12 produces better macro shots due the incremental upgrades it has received. In addition to JPEG shooting, RAW files are also supported by the PowerShot G12. Also, an all-new HDR mode has been integrated, allowing operators to take shots without the need for post processing. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery is included in the box. Features 10 megapixel 1/1.7-inch type CCD sensor 2.8” LCD screen Optical viewfinder 5x zoom lens 720p video recording Smart AUTO and manual controls RAW+JPEG shooting modes Rechargeable battery ... PROS: (1) offers lots of manual controls (2) lens adapter and hot shoe for use of filters and more powerful flashes (3) slightly cheaper than the G11 at launch (4) capable of shooting in RAW (5) new 720p/24 video mode ... CONS: (1) more expensive than the evenly matched competition from Nikon (2) overall extremely similar to the G11 (3) fixed 5x zoom lens

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Highly recommend!
4 Star Review   By Cyn on Adorama - Sep 4, 2012   

We wanted a camera with a vari-angle LCD, so we went with the G12. Excellent choice. Love the quality of the pictures although I will say that it sometimes takes a bit longer than I would like to focus on the subject (although the continuous shooting mode

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canon g 12
4 Star Review   By mjw on Adorama - Aug 30, 2012   

have not used under water yet

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Canon PowerShot G12
4 Star Review   Crutchfield.com   

Crutchfield has collected 5 user reviews for this product with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. The most recent reviewer said, "Finally! After all these years, film cameras have met their match in the Canon G12! The pictures are crisp, clear, sharp, and true to color. I had already been enjoying taking pictures with my Iphone, but needed a camera that would have a better zoom, and would be comparable in image quality. This camera has surpassed my expectations! I highly recommend it for any prosumer!"

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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