Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD

 Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD

Get smooth, blur-free 10.1-megapixel pictures every time with the Canon PowerShot G12 digital camera. Utilizing hybrid image stabilization, the G12 not only gets rid of blur from camera shake, it also eliminates blur from subjects in motion. Smart Auto shooting mode, and a 5x optical zoom not only deliver crisp, clear stills, but also help the G12 to take HD 720p video. Here is the Cannon Digital Camera Review.

What’s in the Box

  • PowerShot G12 Camera body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-7L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LZ
  • Neck Strap NS-DC9
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM


This is amazingly updated G Series digital camera: The G12. It’s ready to impress the advanced amateurs who have always celebrated the G Series. The G12 is still loaded with powerful technologies that has made the G Series cameras so renowned, like the Canon HS SYSTEM, 2.8-inch Vari-angle PureColor System LCD, and RAW + JPEG image modes. Now, this flagship camera paves the way with these new upgrades like 720p HD Video with stereo sound to get crystal clear footage, multiple aspect ratios, High Dynamic Range, Electronic Level, Tracking AF, a Front Dial and much more to give you even more creative control than before!

This detailed picture shows measurement on this camera when you open up. It has 2.8 inch screen and can rotate 270 degree to take images and videos as needed. It is small and compact and when closed.

2.8-inch Vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots plus an optical viewfinder
The PowerShot G12 gives you a large 2.8-inch PureColor System LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. But size is only part of the story. Canon’s PureColor System LCD offers spectacular color, resolution and contrast even at an angle. The screen is durable and easy to see. It is a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.

Canon PowerShot G12 Highlights

10.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor creates Canon’s HS SYSTEM
The PowerShot G12 employs the HS SYSTEM by combining a powerful 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This camera makes a perfect gift to give to yourself or someone you care.

Thanks to this technological advancement, the G12 is dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the PowerShot G12 delivers with a new maximum setting of ISO 3200. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity. In simple terms images taken are much sharper and crisp, just look at image below to see the difference.

In addition, a new Low Light mode lets you capture images in an astonishing range of conditions. The camera automatically adjusts the ISO speed from ISO 320 to ISO 12800 in relation to ambient brightness, subject movement and camera shake.

Shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG
The PowerShot G12’s RAW mode lets you shoot images without JPEG compression. It gives you clearer images and complete creative control in editing. RAW images are transferred directly to the computer where they can then be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application to adjust your images as you please. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.

Canon’s Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting
The PowerShot G12 is equipped with Canon’s highly advanced Hybrid IS function, which corrects camera shake from two sources to deliver sharp, blur-free images even when you zoom in close to your subject. With the ability to produce clear, steady images in all situations and at any zoom length, the PowerShot G12 is the camera you’ll want to take everywhere.


Shoot 720p HD video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output

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The PowerShot G12 lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD videos (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor. You’ll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 still images at once.

The PowerShot G12 also includes spectacular video functionality. When shooting video, you can get up close with the 5x Optical Zoom for riveting detail and realism, from the overall appearance to facial expressions! And the camera’s Smart AUTO technology that helps ensure the perfect still image works to bring that same quality to your video.

5x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
The camera is equipped with a long, 5x Optical Zoom, and Canon’s own Optical Image Stabilizer Technology keeps images steady and blur-free all through the zoom range–even in low light–by detecting motion and generating a corrective signal. Because it is an optical system, more corrective movement is allowed and there is no degradation of image quality. The G12 is a highly versatile camera with a wide-angle zoom lens that reaches all the way from 28mm at the wide end to 140mm at the telephoto end (35mm format equivalent). You’ll capture more image in every shot, and add greater depth to your overall photography.

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High Dynamic Range scene mode combines multiple shots into one picture
Shooting in high contrast environments can often result in photos with overexposed and underexposed sections. So to tackle this problem, Canon developed the High Dynamic Range shooting mode to make select PowerShot cameras even more intuitive. Under High Dynamic Range* the camera will shoot three different exposures in a succession (underexposed, overexposed and normal) and then merge them into a single image. Underexposed areas are combined with the overexposed and vice versa, resulting in an evenly detailed image with flattering shadows and highlights.

Review from Real Life Customers

5.0 out of 5 stars the closes you can get to an SLR quality w/o the bulk for close range/ people photos, April 9, 2011
By Paul
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This review is from: Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD (Electronics)

There are too many expert opinions out there for me to be reviewing this camera in much detail, so I’m going to talk about why I have rated it 5 stars on all parameters.

I take photos to make memories, capture moments. I hardly ever think of if this photo will be appreciated for the great photography skills employed while taking it. I give due attn to the frame composition, the lighting, the shadows, etc… but not too much time. Instead with every click I let the camera fire 3 frames in varying exposures, so I get more picture options per click to choose from. This camera allow me to set this very easily in various modes.
Almost 7 out of 10 photos I take are people photos (either it’s me and my wife, of family or friends and so on). This camera does a fantastic job of capturing faces and people even in situation with bad lighting (w/o using flash) – like outdoor dinners, etc…
The 270 degrees rotating LCD allows me to position the camera in odd positions without actually getting myself into odd positions and lying on ground, climbing chairs, etc…
The wide angle lens helps capture more into a frame in tight spaces like a room packed with people making merry, or a tall shot of a high rise structure in the background, etc…
The only place I found this camera to be inadequate was when we recently visited a wild life reserve… but how often do regular folks do that???
It starts up quickly, offers very good battery life, and is small enough to fit into your waist pouch while traveling, the battery recharges quickly, it’s not that heavy, and a lot of the controls have dedicated buttons like SLRs so you can change settings really quickly…

No I’m not suggesting it’s an SLR, but if you are looking to keep it simple and get some great pictures without actually getting under the skin of a camera (which you can’t not do with an SLR) then this is the best thing on the market!


By Mike I London (London, UK)
This review is from: Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD (Electronics)

The Canon G12 is a camera that punches above its weight successfully. I am very satisfied and recommend it to anyone wanting to get SLR-like quality from a handy compact. It’s got good lenses and a terrific image processor. And the RAW export ability is also very helpful.

Things to Consider:

  • You may need master control unit external Speedlites
  • There is no microphone for video recording, can buy additional item
  • Some expert photographers may need higher resolution then 460K in Camera

Optional accessories including Speedlite flashes, underwater housing and Tele-Converter Lens are available

The PowerShot G12 is compatible with the Speedlite flash series intended for all EOS series SLR cameras. Attach a Speedlite flash to the hot shoe, then you can set and control the flash on the “Flash Control” menu in the camera. With a Speedlight, the G12 is given extra functions such as autoflash metering, FE lock and Flash exposure compensation; continuous shooting with external flash. Also Canon’s Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 enables you to have multiple slave flashes and wireless control. A Tele-Converter lens designed for the G12, Filter Adapter FA-DC58B and WP-DC34 Waterproof Case is also available.

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