Canon G12

Canon G12 features

Written by Gail Bjork

The Canon Powershot G12 is a premium compact camera that has many of the advanced features found on digital single lens reflex cameras.

The Canon Powershot G12 is a premium compact digital camera that has many features found on digital single lens reflex cameras. They include:

  • 10 megapixel, 1/1.7″ High-sensitivity CCD sensor – According to Canon because of the sensor and processor, the G12 is “dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise.”
  • Wide to mid-telephoto zoom lens: 28-140mm equivalent (5X)
  • SmartAuto mode, full manual mode, semi-automatic and scene modes
  • Aperture range: f/2.8-4.5
  • Total Shutter Speed range: 15 – 1/4000 sec.
  • ISO range: 80 – 3200 (up to ISO 12,800 at 2.5MP)
  • 2.8” variable LCD with wide-viewing angle; 461,000 dots
  • Optical viewfinder with diopter correction
  • Hybrid Image stabilization that compensates for angular and shift camera shake, particularly useful when taking close up shots
  • Front control dial similar to those found on some Canon DSLRs
  • Built-in flash but also has an hot shoe for an accessory flash
  • RAW + JPEG image modes.
  • Shoot 720p HD video in stereo sound
  • High Dynamic Range scene mode combines multiple shots into one picture showing greater image detail – requires use of a tripod
  • Built-in neutral density filter
  • Electronic level that checks the camera level on-screen
  • Tracking Autofocus
  • SDXC memory card compatibility

The Canon G12 can use a wide variety of optional accessories such Speedlite external flashes, underwater housing, filter adapters and tele-converter lenses.

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About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.