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Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera

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10MP 5x CCD Jun 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Fifteen Industry Awards

This compact camera has received fifteen awards from expert review sites.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom concluded that this Canon digital camera was great.

The experts at Photoreview.com.au, Best4reviews.com and Cnetfrance.fr all said that this compact camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of What Digital Camera and DP Review both thought that this digital camera was fantastic and gave it their "Gold" award.

In addition, the reviewer at Camera Labs gave this compact camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a Buy-n-shoot.com "Platinum" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on sixty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 82%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this Canon digital camera rated this digital camera 89 out of 100 on average.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Expert website Wired.com mentioned “If you’re looking for a high performance camera with great image quality, you should get a digital SLR, right?Well yes, DSLRs are top-drawer picture-takers.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12. Six years ago expert review site Dcresource.com wrote “It's not as fast as the real thing, nor is the image quality as good (at higher sensitivities).” in their Canon PowerShot G12 review. Dcresource.com also said “It does offer solid build quality, very good photo qualit”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review “Canon's PowerShot G series has been a favourite for the photographer looking for the advance control of a DSLR in a smaller” . Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “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.” in their review of this digital camera. Letsgodigital.org mentioned in their review “A camera such as the Canon PowerShot G12 is always received with high expectations by photographers and enthusiastic amateurs”.

A number of Canon PowerShot G12 owners said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Ten years ago expert website Macworld.com said “Fun shooting modes” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com said in their review of this digital camera “It has HDR and RAW shooting, 720p HD video recording”.

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Good Size

Twenty-four Canon PowerShot G12 reviewers said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G12 was compact. Cnet.com wrote in their review on expert review site CNET.com “The Canon PowerShot G12 remains a very good, more-or-less compact model, designed to please photo enthusiasts”. Six years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot G12 is a serious camera aimed firmly at the well-off amateur or pro looking for a carry-everywhere compact” in their Canon PowerShot G12 review. In the same month expert website Pcworld.in said “Very good HD videos for a compact camera” in their Canon PowerShot G12 review.

Several Canon PowerShot G12 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was lightweight. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “A substantial, albeit lightweight, body”.

One customer considered that the Canon PowerShot G12 was a squeeze to fit in. Six years ago Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12 on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “The G12 is getting squeezed on one side by its own”.

One Canon PowerShot G12 owner concluded that it was thin. Macworld.com said on expert website Mac World “Its only potential drawbacks are a relatively narrow maximum aperture of F2.8” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

Some Canon PowerShot G12 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot G12's images and features are excellent for a point-and-shoot camera.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12 nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Photographyblog.com said in their Canon PowerShot G12 review on PhotographyBlog.com six years ago “The Canon Powershot G12 offers just enough new bells and whistles to make it a worthwhile upgrade from the previous model”. Also six years ago expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned “The new PowerShot G12 retains most of the great features of the G11” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

Good Support

A number of people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Techtree.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot G12 review “The user is given full manual control over every feature of the camera” . Six years ago Infosyncworld.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot G12 belongs to an awesome class of digital cameras that specialize in fixed lenses, advanced manual controls” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “The Canon PowerShot G12 is an advanced compact digital camera that can fit in your pocket, yet provides a full gamut of manual controls and a relatively big zoom” in their Canon PowerShot G12 review and scored it 4 stars.

Nice Design

A number of Canon PowerShot G12 owners concluded that the Canon PowerShot G12 was neat. Cameralabs.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12 on Camera Labs “Neat new features” and scored it 4 stars. Six years ago expert review site Best4reviews.com mentioned in their review “Builds on these with neat new equipment including a new control dial on the front, 720p HD movie capture, Hybrid Image Stabilisation”. Also six years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “It also builds on these with some neat new equipment”.

One Canon PowerShot G12 reviewer mentioned that it was a good design. Photographybay.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It does a solid job of improving on an already great design”.

One Canon PowerShot G12 owner concluded that it was ergonomic. Five years ago expert review site Techtree.com said “As always, ease of use and ergonomics have been given proper attention” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12.

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Robust

Seven people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Expert review site Pcworld.co.nz mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12 “The G12 is built like a tank”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said in their review “The attention to detail in the build is outstanding too” . Expert review site Photographybay.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot G12 review “The Canon PowerShot G12 is a 10MP point and shoot camera built as a compact camera for the enthusiast photographer”.

Easy to Use

A number of Canon PowerShot G12 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com mentioned “Be it in terms of looks, ease of use and to top it all”. Goodgearguide.com.au rated it 70 out of 100 and said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au six years ago “If you want a small, well-featured camera that allows you to easily take manual control over its exposure settings” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12. Expert website Hereshow.ca wrote in their Canon PowerShot G12 review five years ago “Canon's PowerShot G12 is one of a group of recent cameras aimed at photo enthusiasts who want a take-anywhere camera that provides full creative control” .

Good Brand

Canon is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Canon also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon PowerShot G12 owners who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good zoom. Expert review site Techworld.com said six years ago “It comes with a reasonably versatile 28-140mm zoom lens”. Buy-N-Shoot.com said “Zoom range is good”.

One Canon PowerShot G12 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

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Good Video Capture

Several Canon PowerShot G12 reviewers who bought the Canon PowerShot G12 thought it was good for video recording. Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned four years ago “The quality of image and video is good and at the higher end of it’s market’s cameras” in their review of this digital camera. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “The G12 delivers excellent image and video quality; and it backs up its manual controls with fun scene modes” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G12.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot G12 reviewer who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good screen. Expert website Techreviewsource.com wrote “It also has a pop-out LCD display and excellent” in their review. One Canon PowerShot G12 reviewer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G12 considered that it had a good viewfinder. Digitalcamerainfo.com said five years ago “It sports an optical independent viewfinder”.

CCD Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot G12 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across similar types of camera.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot G12 which do not support video recording, the PowerShot G12 supports video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot G12 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price], and the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot G12 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at including the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price], or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] which is cheaper.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also cheaper.

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1/1.7"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon PowerShot G12 is 1/1.7"". That's 35% more optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 7.60 x 5.70mm. Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G12 optical sensor sizes range from 1/4"" to 4/3"".

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The PowerShot G12 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G12. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot G12 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Eighteen ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G12 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The ISO speeds "80", "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the PowerShot G12 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst compact cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G12 have minimum ISO speed of between 80 and 160.

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22 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Canon PowerShot G12 reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said five years ago “The disappointing video mode unfortunately cost it a star” yet they still gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Digit.in wrote “The G12 is costly” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 3 stars. Digit.in also said “It is also pricey enough to warrant second thought”.

A few people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G12 reckoned that it was not cheap. Six years ago expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Expensive, G series”. Photoradar.com mentioned on Photo Radar “Couldn’t afford to commit to the larger, more expensive format” in their review of this digital camera yet they still scored it 80 out of 100.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not a bargain for the price. Expert review site Best4reviews.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G12 review six years ago “While not without flaws and it's not cheap” but in spite of that they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot G12 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot G12 which support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] or the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot G12 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G12 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price]; or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price].

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot G12 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G12 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G12, the Canon PowerShot G12 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot G12 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G12 are also not 3D compatible.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot G12 is 10MP, the highest is 29MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G12 that we have assessed, the megapixel count of the Canon PowerShot G12 of only 10 megapixels is one of the lowest.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] (12MP), or the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] (12.1MP) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.8 inches, the PowerShot G12 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The screen sizes of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot G12 range from 2.7" to 3.5".

If this digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (3" and cheaper), the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] (3" and cheaper), or the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price] (3" and cheaper).

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G12 range from 24fps to 60fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the PowerShot G12 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The PowerShot G12 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot G12 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 96% less video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G12. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is the best supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot G12 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G12. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot G12 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The PowerShot G12 is a one aspheric element digital camera.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PowerShot G12 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The Canon PowerShot G12 is a nine auto focus point camera. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G12 have between 9 and 50 auto focus points.

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Only 2112 X 2112 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G12 has a 2112 x 2112 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 384 x 480, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 960 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1696 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 2192 x 2736, 2736 x 2736, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 3648 x 2048 and 3648 x 2432. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G12 the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

At only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G12 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot G12. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have combined zoom of between 17x and 200x.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The PowerShot G12 has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 3,200) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G12. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the maximum ISO speeds range from 3,200 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 17,000.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 41s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 250s. The PowerShot G12 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 15 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G12.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot G12 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G12. The display resolutions of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G12 range from 4,200 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The PowerShot G12 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 18mm and the longest is 35mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G12

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Canon digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G12 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G12.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (100x and cheaper).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G12 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] (30x and cheaper), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (50x and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Dioptre Correction
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Operating System
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

(90)

A full Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D review is planned...

23 May 2012

Canon makes their range of digital cameras simple. The G12 is a solid, feature enriched camera for a solid price. The quality of image and video is good and at the higher end of it?s market?s...

Buy-n-shoot.com

5 December 2011

Canon?s flagship G-series compacts have built an enviable reputation for being the backup cameras chosen by professional photographers and for good reason. The G12 is built like a tank and is... Read more…

9 September 2011

The Canon G12 is such a substantial camera, that it feels wrong to title it simple as a ?point-and-shoot.? While it doesn?t hold a candle to fixed-lens juggernauts like the Fuji X100, its size,...

9 September 2011

While it doesn't hold a candle to fixed-lens juggernauts like the Fuji X100 , its size, customizability, image quality, and accessory options?not to mention price?make it far more than a simple...

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User Reviews

(103)
Reviewed 21 October 2010 by D. Jones

I'm a professional photographer and brought this camera for those occasions when lugging around a 5+kg DSLR/lens combo just isn't practical. So after much interent research (as we all do these... Read more…

Reviewed 22 January 2011 by Sarnia Cherie
(Verified Purchase)

I deliberated long and hard about buying a Canon "G11" series camera. In fact, so long that by the time I'd decided to investigate/research prices online, the G12 had been released! I wasn't sure... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2011 by Antoine

Update 4th Feb 2014: I still use the G12 very often as the IQ beats many other modern cameras, bar the G15. I do have a great selection of cameras, Canon 7D, Panasonic Lumix FZ200 & Lumix TZ 20,... Read more…

Reviewed 25 November 2010 by RobinPG
(Verified Purchase)

Before I had the G12 I owned a Canon G10, so this seemed a logical upgrade for me. I already own a professional Canon DSLR so wasn't phased by a cheaper SLR or an sub-DSLR. I wanted another... Read more…

Reviewed 9 August 2011 by A. Korsner

This is the first Canon product I have bought for more than ten years. (I've spent thousands on Nikon and Epson in the meantime). Canon upset me with their unfriendliness, lack of after sales... Read more…

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See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Canon PowerShot G12

Sony DSC-RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Sony DSC-RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G12
Sony DSC-RX100 Canon PowerShot G12
£ 269.99 £80.00
Vastly Better Digital Versus Review
Vastly Better Techradar Review
Twenty-Two More Awards
Vastly Better Digitalartsonline.co.uk Review
Considerably Worse Kamerabild.se Review
Considerably Worse Tecnozoom.it Review

Ricoh GR vs Canon PowerShot G12

Ricoh GR vs Canon PowerShot G12
Ricoh GR Canon PowerShot G12
£ 499.00 £80.00
Vastly Better PC Mag Review
Vastly Better Buy-N-Shoot.com Review
Three More Awards
Vastly Better Digicam Buyer.co.uk Review
4x Shorter Maximum Focal Length
Vastly Worse CNET.co.uk Review

Fujifilm X100 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Fujifilm X100 vs Canon PowerShot G12
Fujifilm X100 Canon PowerShot G12
£ £80.00
Seventeen More Awards
Buy-N-Shoot.com Review is Significantly Better
PC Mag Review is Significantly Better
Digit.in Review is Significantly Better
Camera Labs Review is Significantly Worse
Three Times Shorter Maximum Focal Length
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