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Canon Powershot G12
Canon Powershot G12

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon PowerShot G15.

Canon Powershot G12

We've given the G12 a grade of B+.
This product is ranked
41st of 59 in Canon Digital Cameras
22nd of 32 in Advanced Compact Digital Cameras
47th of 78 in 10-12 Megapixels Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

The G12 is Canon's latest high-end compact, an excellent camera for photo enthusiasts and anyone interested in very sharp shots from a relatively compact camera. The G series has traditionally been very well received in the photo-enthusiast community, so Canon stuck to the formula: it sports the same sensor, similar body, and familiar interface over last year's G11. Notable upgrades include 720p HD video, a high-sensitivity system (also seen in the SD4000 and S95 this year), and an upgraded image stabilization system. It's built like a brick, which diminishes its appeal to a degree, as does the lens; the range is nice, but it starts at f/2.8, where some competitors drop down to f/2.0 or lower. But if you want an optical viewfinder and tons of manual control on a compact camera, look here.


  • 10 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 28mm wide-angle
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2.8-inch LCD monitor
  • 720p HD video
  • 1.7-inch CCD sensor
  • Max aperture f2.8
  • Optical viewfinder
  • High dynamic range shooting
  • Multiple aspect ratio modes
  • DIGIC IV image processor
  • RAW, JPEG formats
  • Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC media cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2010

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