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Canon PowerShot G12

70

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Canon PowerShot G12

£439.99
Canon PowerShot G12
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A good spec and multi award winning compact digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 12 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 10MP 5x Yes Jun 2012
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Canon PowerShot G12 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G12 number 467 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
239 Reviews + 15 Awards
57
Value for Money
Average
64
Features
Good Features
62
Age
5 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 239 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is robust and it is easy to use. However they also report that it is expensive.
The PowerShot G12 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Benefits
HS system with high-sensitivity 10 MP CCD and DIGIC 4
28mm wide, 5x zoom lens with hybrid IS
7.0 cm (2.8") vari-angle LCD, electronic level, OVF
Take full control
HD movies with HDMI
High dynamic range mode
Smart auto
Multi-Aspect shooting
Extensive accessory system
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 360 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 384 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 320 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Canon PowerShot G12 Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot G12?

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

Canon PowerShot G12 front dimensions
Canon PowerShot G12 size in context

Canon PowerShot G12 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

15 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras.

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

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by websites Best4reviews.com, Photoreview.com.au and Cnetfrance.fr all of whom thought that this digital camera was astonishingly good.

The writers at review websites Lydogbilde.no and Camera Labs both endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

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

Website Buy-N-Shoot.com thought that this digital camera was fantastic and gave it their "Platinum" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 66 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 82%.

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Good Owner Reviews

PowerShot G12 owners on average rated this digital camera 89%. 71 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Expensive

Five people who purchased the product concluded that it was not good value for money and two customers who bought it agreed that it was expensive.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

17 customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

11 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made and four people mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

17 people said that it was easy to use, eight people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 43,667 owner and expert reviews (including 8,978 verified purchases), Canon has very good reviews for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Four people reckoned that the product had good features.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five people reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

25 people who purchased the Canon PowerShot G12 considered that it was able to produce good images, five customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light and two people reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was neat and three people wrote that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

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

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven owners agreed that this digital camera had a good screen and three customers who bought the product thought it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

12 owners who bought this digital camera thought it was compact, two owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G12 thought it was lightweight and two customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to carry around.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 52% of digital cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £439.99 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since June 2012.

Features

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot 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. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the PowerShot G12 of only 10MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot G12's optical zoom of 5x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 56% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot G12 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot G12's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The PowerShot G12's maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 41% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G12 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The PowerShot G12's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 19% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot G12 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The PowerShot G12's image sensor size of 0.588" is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average image sensor size of all digital cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5".

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PowerShot G12 has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other cameras, the PowerShot G12 does not support Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot G12 has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot G12 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G12 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Canon PowerShot G12's display diagonal of only 2.8" is smaller than 68% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot G12's digital zoom of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 31% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot G12 has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The PowerShot G12 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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370 Battery Life

The Canon PowerShot G12 is a camera that takes 370 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Only 384 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G12 supports a maximum still image resolution of 384 x 480. That's 94% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras and is actually the worst supported resolution amongst all cameras.

A 6016 x 4016 resolution is the best supported resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Supports Custom Colours

The PowerShot G12 supports custom colours. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot G12's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is longer than 94% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon powershot angle28mm, canon angle28mm

Barcodes:

04960999675671

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