Canon G12

Canon G12 features

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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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