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Canon G12

£439.99
DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning compact camera with poor features
Compact 10MP 5x Yes Jun 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon G12 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon G12 number 372 across all digital cameras.
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238 Reviews + 15 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 238 reviews. This digital camera has received 15 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Best4reviews.com plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, it is robust and is easy to use. However they also report that it is expensive.
The G12 is missing some features:
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Very slow camera shutter speed
Quite small maximum aperture number

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is average for wildlife photography, ranking number 313 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also average for sports photography, ranking number 292 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 268 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Canon G12?

The Canon G12 is 112.1mm wide and 76.2mm tall. It is 48.3mm deep and weighs g.

Canon G12 front dimensions

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Canon G12 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

15 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this Canon digital camera is one of the most awarded.

This Canon camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by websites Ljudochbild.se, Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com all of whom thought that this camera was great.

The experts at three more expert review sites all decided that this camera was exceptional and gave it their highest award. Best4reviews.com, Photoreview.com.au and Cnetfrance.fr all gave this Canon camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at websites Lydogbilde.no and Camera Labs both said that concluded that they would endorse this Canon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Gold" award by both review websites What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which thought that this Canon camera was terrific.

This digital camera was given a "Platinum" award by website Buy-N-Shoot.com who concluded that this camera was marvellous.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Canon camera has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100 based on 65 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 89%. Over 89% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Five people thought this digital camera was not good value for money and two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was expensive.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

17 owners wrote that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

11 people who reviewed it agreed that it was well made and four people said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

17 customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use, eight owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Four people wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Five customers who reviewed the product thought it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

25 customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images, five owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light and two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three people wrote that the Canon G12 was neat and three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three owners who bought the product agreed that it had a good zoom, three owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens and two customers who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers agreed that it had a good screen and three customers concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

12 customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was compact, two customers thought it was lightweight and two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £439.99 it is more expensive than 64% of cameras.

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Features

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon G12 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Canon G12 of only 10MP is in the lowest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon G12's optical zoom of 5x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon G12's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon G12 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Canon G12 of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all digital cameras is 0.16s, with the slowest being 0.000062s and the fastest being 8s.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon G12 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon G12 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon G12 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon G12's maximum aperture number of only 4.5 is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Big Image Sensor Size

The smallest image sensor size of digital cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The image sensor size of the Canon G12 of 0.588" is in the biggest 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon G12's display diagonal of 2.8" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon G12 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that 75% of digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon G12 supports custom colours, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon G12 has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon G12 of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon G12 has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon G12 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon G12 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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370 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon G12 which takes 370 battery life.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in June 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info 4342b010aa

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