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Canon Powershot G12 Digital Camera

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous Drive720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Canon Powershot G12 is a Compact Digital Camera with a 1/1.7" sensor. Its 10 Megapixels CCD sensor offers an ISO 80-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 80-3200. With 10 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Canon Powershot G12 to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 15s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Canon Powershot G12

The Canon Powershot G12 features a 9-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

Dual controls-dials offer direct access to most exposure parameters which makes this digital camera suitable for advanced photographers. This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Canon Powershot G12 is performed via an Optical Tunner Viewfinder.

Model Specifications

BrandCanon ModelPowershot G12
Sensor 10 Megapixels CCD Sensor Size 8 x 6mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 80 - 3200 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 15s
Lens28 - 140mm F/2.8 - 4.5 / 8Mininum Focus1cm (w) / 30cm (t)
ZoomElectronicManual Focus Electronic
Filter Diameter Focus System 9-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type Optical Tunnel Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Rotating Display Size 460K Pixels 2.8" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M Scene Modes21Low-Light, Quick Shot, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Panorama Ass
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot, Face-Detect Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 2 FPS, Unlimited JPEG *Only 0.7 FPS when using autofocus. 4.2 FPS low-light mode at reduced resolution. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor No
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes, 7 - 4m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1280x720 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format H.264 WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 370 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2010-09-14, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 112 x 76 x 48mm (W x H x D) Weight 351g

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Canon G12 Highlights


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 8 x 6mm

1/1.7" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

10 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 80-3200
5X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-15s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
2 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesCustom white-balance
1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
2.8" LCD 460K PixelsHot-Shoe
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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