Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera (High Sensitivity 10 MP, 5x Zoom) 2.8 Inch Vari-angle Purecolor LCD – (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Premium image quality in low light using HS System with 10.0 Megapixel high-sensitivity CCD
- Canon 5x (28-140 mm) lens with optical Image Stabilizer and Hybrid IS
- 7.0 cm (2.8 Inch) vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD with Electronic Level, and optical viewfinder
- Full Manual control with Front Dial, ISO adjustment, RAW & DPP software
- HD Movies (720p) with stereo sound and HDMI
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|Display Size||2.8 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||10 megapixels||20.2||12.8||20.3 megapixels||20 megapixels||12.1|
|Has Image Stabilization||Yes||Yes||Yes||—||—||Yes|
|Item Dimensions||11.21 x 4.83 x 7.62 cm||11.24 x 4.42 x 7.64 cm||7.4 x 11.63 x 6.62 cm||3.57 x 10.97 x 6.38 cm||—||3.44 x 11.07 x 6.46 cm|
|Item Weight||351 grams||353 grams||0.52 kg||245 grams||245 grams||217 grams|
|Max Focal Length||140 mm||100 mm||120 mm||960 mm||750 mm||720 mm|
|Min Focal Length||28 mm||24 mm||24 mm||24 mm||25 mm||24 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10 megapixels||20.9 megapixels||15||21.1 megapixels||21.1 megapixels||12.8|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card; MultiMediaCard||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card||Secure Digital card; Secure Digital card|
|Special Feature||Serial Shot Mode; Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||Serial Shot Mode; Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||Serial Shot Mode; Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||Serial Shot Mode; Shutter Priority; Aperture Priority||Shutter Priority^Aperture Priority|
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Canon has given its popular PowerShot series a face lift with the addition of the PowerShot G12 Digital Camera. While remaining true to many of its predecessor's features, the G12 comes busting out of the gate with what's fast becoming a standard on digital cameras: digital video (with stereo sound no less!). Shoot 1280 x 720p HD video with stereo audio using this compact, yet versatile camera.
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So after much interent research (as we all do these days) I decided to go for the G12 and am very pleased I did. I also own the Lumix LX3 but the G12 feels so much nicer to hold and use and the manual controls are a dream (no fiddly menu system).
The inclusion again of the front jog wheel is genius (why did Canon ever remove it?!?!) and the ability to use my flashguns and ST-E2 on the hot shoe are just an added bonus.
Image quality is fantastic and noise is kept in check even at higher ISO settings for a sensor this small. Of course it's not going to out-perform a 1D MkIV with a £1.5K prime lens but that's the compromise for portability.
It may be that I'm too used to large DSLRs but it doesn't feel that big to me either and fits in my trouser pocket just fine. Perhaps I just have big trousers!
The camera is certainly bigger and heavier than a simple point-and-shoot: you'd need pretty big pockets! (But I knew that from reading online reviews.) Having looked at point-and-shoot, I knew I wouldn't be happy with one: they're too light and flimsy for me and another major point: I didn't like the fact that most came without a viewfinder.
The Canon G12 feels good in the hand, and - surprise, surprise, I've hardly used the viewfinder, as the swing-out screen with its useful "spirit level" function is really good quality in all lights. If you're used to a Canon dslr then the controls on the G12 should look/feel familiar.
I'm really pleased with initial pictures, using the auto function(nothing too ambitious yet); you can see two of the first set I took above: close-up of rose and close-up of autumn leaves.
Slight niggle: it would have been nice to have had a paper manual included rather than just a cd.
So, after reading the reviews here on Amazon and on dpreview online, I'm really pleased with my purchase. No nasty surprises: just as I expected and a good price from Amazon.
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