5 reviews

Canon PowerShot G12

$499.00 Released October, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:New 720p/24 video mode. Offers lots of manual controls. Capable of shooting in RAW.

The Cons:Overall extremely similar to the G11. Fixed 5x zoom lens. More expensive than the evenly matched competition from Nikon.

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.

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Product Shot 2 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.


  • 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
  • Mini-HDMI output

User Reviews (6)

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    new 720p/24 video mode

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    offers lots of manual controls

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    capable of shooting in RAW

  • 1

    great build quality

  • 1

    records to affordable, easy to find, capacious SD/SDHC and now the latest SDXC flash storage formats

  • 1

    great image quality in a compact P&S body

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    optical viewfinder

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    mini-HDMI output for direct playback of video and images on compatible HDTVs and computer displays

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    2.8" high resolution articulating display (461k pixels)

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    improved 'Hybrid IS' image stabilization

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    new front dial for quick adjustments

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    lens adapter and hot shoe for use of filters and more powerful flashes

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    slightly cheaper than the G11 at launch

  • 1

    overall extremely similar to the G11

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    fixed 5x zoom lens

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    more expensive than the evenly matched competition from Nikon

  • 1

    not handy / portable

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