Canon PowerShot G12

Basic Specs

Camera type Point-and-shoot
Sensor size 1/1.7"
Sensor type CCD
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
RAW support RAW
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Camera type Point-and-shoot
Width 4.41 inches
Height 3 inches
Depth 1.9 inches
Weight 0.77 pounds
Color Black
Internal image stabilization Yes

Sensor

Sensor size 1/1.7"
Sensor type CCD
Effective pixels 10 megapixels

Controls

Minimum ISO 80
Maximum ISO 3200
Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds) 4000
Slowest shutter speed (n seconds) 15 seconds
Max. continuous shooting speed 4.2 FPS

Display

Size 2.8 inches
Resolution 461000 dots
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
Built-in viewfinder Yes

Video

Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 720p
Standard framerate(s) 24, 30, Other

Software

Supported video formats H.264
RAW support RAW

Lens

Focal length (wide) 6.1 mm
Focal length (telephoto) 30.5 mm
Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide) 28 mm
Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto) 140 mm
Widest aperture / f-stop 2.8
Optical zoom 5 x
Digital zoom 4 x
Combined zoom 20 x

Storage

Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC

Audio

Built-in speaker Yes
Built-in microphone Yes

Ports

Video out Yes
Connection(s) USB, HDMI mini

Battery

Model NB-7L
Removable Yes

Flash

Flash Yes (Built-in)

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by William Savona (Previously owned)

    I got this camera as a gift and was thrilled to receive it. I had previously owned the Canon Powershot G7 and G9 and loved both cameras very much. Both provided excellent image quality, speed, and powerful controls in a small package. After receiving the Powershot g12 and taking it on a two week vacation to the South Pacific, I was able to thoroughly test the newer model. As soon as I returned home and took a close look at the images and video I captured with the G12, I sold the camera.

    My main issue with the G12 was its lack of sharpness. More than half the images that looked fine on the built-in LCD display of the camera were slightly soft when viewed on a larger, higher resolution display.

    Video was another large area for concern. While the G12 is the first of the Powershot series to taught HD video capture it might as well still be called VGA with the resulting recordings having all been harshly exposed with very shallow exposure latitudes and over saturated color.

    After watching the arrival of mirroless interchangeable lens cameras on the market and seeing that the ceiling of what can be done with tiny images sensors (1/2.3" in this case) I am wondering if Canon plans to bring the G series (or a new series) to the modern age with a similar type of architecture.

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