Canon Powershot G12

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.


Canon Powershot G12


Camera Type: Advanced Digital

10 Megapixels

5x Zoom

Dimensions: 112.1 x 76.2 x 48.3 mm

Weight: 401g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Canon Powershot G12 Details

Camera Type:

Advanced Digital

Megapixels:

10

Zoom:

5x

LCD Screen:

2.8

Memory Cards:

SD/SDHC/SDXC

Aspect Ratios:

4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 4:5

File Formats:

JPEG / RAW

Focal Length Equivalent:

28 - 140mm

Shutter Speed:

15 to 1/4000 seconds

Aperture:

f/2.8 - f/4.5

Sensitivity:

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

Exposure Compensation:

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Viewfinder:

Yes

Flash Modes:

Auto, On, Off. Red eye reduction available

Flash Range:

7m

Metering:

Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot

Shooting Modes:

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:

30 fps

Maximum Movie Duration:

4GB or 29 minutes (HD)

Macro Focus:

1cm

ManualControls

Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

112.1 x 76.2 x 48.3 mm

Weight

401g

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