The Canon Powershot G12 is one of the most advanced compact digital cameras you will find on the market. Like its predecessors it has a full set of manual exposure controls. One feature I like that Canon have kept for the Powershot G12 is the 2.8 inch vari angle LCD screen. This means you can pull the screen away from the camera body and twist it round to help you out when you encounter an awkward shooting angle.
The main upgrade from the Powershot G11 appears to be the introduction of the Canon HS system. Canon claims that this offers much improved quality at higher ISO settings. This allows you to shoot at lower lighting levels in some instances without the need for flash.
Other features include a 5x wide angle lens. Canon has built image stabilisation into the lens. They have also included a RAW mode. This is a big attraction for anyone who would like to process their photos with a product like Adobe Photoshop.
Manual focusing is available along with a macro mode that can focus from 1cm away from the subject. The Powershot G12 has a maximum aperture of f/2.8. This should also come in handy when shooting in lower light.
To increase your options further there is a lens filter adapter.
4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 4:5
JPEG / RAW
Focal Length Equivalent:
28 - 140mm
15 to 1/4000 seconds
f/2.8 - f/4.5
AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
White Balance Settings:
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Auto, On, Off. Red eye reduction available
Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot
Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Color Accent, Color Swap, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Nostalgic, Stitch Assist
Maximum Movie Resolution:
1280 x 720
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
4GB or 29 minutes (HD)
Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
112.1 x 76.2 x 48.3 mm
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Canon Powershot G12 Specification