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Canon PowerShot G12
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Canon PowerShot G12

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Canon G12 Review

Ken Rockwell
8 July 2015
  • Conclusion: Everyone who owns a G-series Canon loves it. If I was G shooter, I'd have a G12 on order right now because the new little front dial is a very big deal. I prefer the Canon S95 , which I already bought and own and does the same thing, or better, for half the size and weight, and a lower price, but...
  • Pros: Landscape, nature and travel photos.
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Overall 8
7.6

Canon PowerShot G12 Camera: Review

Review guidelines
4 May 2013
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot G12 is a compact camera that has manual controls and features that allow control of your photo, such as support for the RAW format. To highlight the swiveling display high-resolution, HDMI, HD movies, the image stabilizer Hybrid, the high autonomy and the ability to take pictures...
  • Pros: Optical quality, manual controls, RAW Support; Hybrid Image Stabilizer, Rotatable display, HDMI, High Dynamic Range mode, Smart Auto, Face Detection.
  • Cons: Sensitivity is not high.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Video quality 6
6.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
28 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Canon makes their range of digital cameras simple. The G12 is a solid, feature enriched camera for a solid price. The quality of image and video is good and at the higher end of it’s market’s cameras and will satisfy most users.
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Expert Review

Machines that Go Bing!
24 September 2011
  • Conclusion: The Powershot G12 also features HDR mode (high dynamic range) automatically combining bracketed exposures to shoot high contrast scenes. The Powershot G12 will be on sale in the UK in October.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

reviewed
9 September 2011
  • Summary: Canon's flagship point-and-shoot offers a host of professional features in a small package.
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Overall 7
7.3

Expert Review

DP Review
12 May 2011
  • Summary: The G12 is an excellent compact camera, with a proven 10MP CCD sensor and effective ergonomics. Fans of 'hands-on' photography will love the big chunky dials, and the addition of a front control dial makes the G12 easier to get to grips with than its most recent predecessors.
  • Pros: Good image quality, useable results achievable up to ISO 3200 (if shooting Raw), Accurate metering and focus, Good JPEG resolution (though stick to Raw for best results), Fast and responsive in use, Excellent build quality, Good ergonomics (extra control dial makes a lot of difference), Lots of m...
  • Cons: Poor optical finder (but no worse than G11/Nikon P7000), No direct video recording button, 24fps maximum frame rate in 720p movie mode (although many people prefer this to 30fps+), Rear control dial can be hard to manipulate precisely, Video function lacks finesse - no zooming or AF during record...
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Overall 8
8.3

Canon PowerShot G12 Review

best4reviews.com
28 April 2011
  • Summary: While not without flaws such as the AF responsiveness which is a little problematic in an otherwise eminently capable camera. The G12 is not cheap either but the camera's creativity and versatility are key and make the G12 – and the G-series cameras as a whole – ideal as pro's back up or an...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, well made, superb lens, excellent feature set, good ergonomics and handling, JPEG and RAW capture, multi-angle LCD,
  • Cons: Price, high ISO noise problems, sluggish focusing, size,
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Overall 5
5.0

Canon PowerShot G12

PC Magazine
25 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot G12's images and features are excellent for a point-and-shoot camera, but at its size and price, you can get far better.
  • Pros: Very good image quality for a compact camera. Optical viewfinder. Manual controls. Articulating LCD.
  • Cons: Pricey. Bulky. Small sensor for such a big camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Canon G12

Wired
10 February 2011
  • Excerpt: If you’re looking for a high performance camera with great image quality, you should get a digital SLR, right? Well yes, DSLRs are top-drawer picture-takers. But they’re bulky and they weigh a ton.
  • Pros: Tank-like build feels like it can take a pounding. Tons of external controls on the camera body will bring out the pro in you. Locking down the resolution at 10 MP means it’s a better performer in low light. Very good 720p HD capture with stereo sound. HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing will eve...
  • Cons: Even lower-priced competing models offer higher-resolution 1080p HD video capture. Only digital zooming during video capture degrades quality. Imaging sensor is still tiny, though other advanced compacts have gone big. Antiquated menu system.
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Canon PowerShot G12

stuffmideast.com
10 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Stuff says ★★★★★ A supremely capable digital compact that edges its rivals in most of the areas that count
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