Summary: Awesome camera with many features despite being on the small side. You can't go wrong, especially if you're a beginner and are looking to get a camera that is relatively easy to use and still offers amazing picture quality.
Summary: Love this camera!! It takes very good pictures on Auto!! When I get a chance I want to experiment with some of the other settings! The gentleman I purchased this from also included many extras. What a great deal!!!! One of the items was a book by David Busch, "Canon Powershot G12", guide to digital photography. This book has really helped me learn how to operate the camera and the items you can purchase to go with it. I have a cousin who recommended this camera to me.
Excerpt: The remote object does not really be seen as near, it gets smaller in the picture. So I have rarely used this zoom feature. I would definitely recommend Canon- Powershot G12, if you are an amatuer photographer or want to improve your photography skills. But it is slightly costly compared to the features it has. The lower-end SLRs can cost you around 30K INR, which is in close price range to power-shot G12.
Summary: I bought this camera so that I didn't have to carry my larger Nikon D90 when skiing, traveling, etc. I wanted a smallish camera that took exceptional photos. I got that and more. I have 2 children that play hockey and have been just carrying this camera to the games. It takes great photos but really great video. That was a nice bonus and completely unexpected.
Summary: The main two reasons I chose this camera is for its portability and the viewfinder..It takes great pictures ,but its very complicated. The manual is over 200 pages long, how can anyone remember all the different settings? its impossible...I leave mine in auto mode all the time that way I don't to mess around with all the settings...
Summary: It is very great! I don't want to carry the DSLR with me all the time since those are a bit heavy and not convinent. However, G12 can be a substitution for DSLR because its good quality on picture and it is light to carry when you visit some places.