Summary: I bought this camera mainly for the one feature that ended up missing on it, a wireless remote. I had a Pentax with an IR wireless remote that finally died, so I did research on the internet for a replacement. This camera consistently received high marks and in the technical features it indicated the camera had a wireless system. Unfortunately, it doesn't. Other than that, no complaints. The picture quality is superb. The flash does a great job in low level light.
Excerpt: I has been 10 months now since I purchased my Canon G12, I am very impressed with its performance and build quality. I took this Camera overseas to Europe for 5 weeks and took many hundreds of photos in various situations from gloomy internal shots inside Castles to in the snow in Austria. Due to time restraints and the lack of a printed manual (It is available on the included CD) I mainly used the Camera on the auto setting.
Summary: I shot exclusively with a G12 for a year. I finally moved to a Micro Four Thirds system for reasons I'll get into later. But the fact that the G12 didn't quite meet my needs in no way diminishes my general opinion of it as an excellent camera. The G12 is solidly built. It won't go into many pockets, but it's not overly heavy. The fit and finish oozes quality.
Summary: The GGS Screen Protector for my G12 does what it is intended for, and I will keep it on the camera. My only reservation is that it prevents the complete closure of the swiveling viewer. It is held out a fraction of an inch. Not a deal-breaker, but not as perfect a solution as their model for my 5DMkII. That one is brilliant.
This optical glass overlay is way better than stick-on film protectors!
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13 December 2011
Summary: இ Fuzzy Wuzzy's Summary: ѾѾѾѾ Recommended with warm fuzzies. In the past, I have applied various stick-on adhesive-backed plastic film screen protectors to the LCD screens of my Canon 30D, 40D, 7D, SD700IS, SD880IS, as well as using both custom pre-cut and cut-it-yourself plastic films for the screens on my cell phones and iPods.
Excerpt: I like doing this is point form, so here we go: 1. Solid Build, very manly looking 2. Well-exposed images, versatile lens 3. Independent buttons for important functions like iso, EV 4. Cluttered layout around the 4-way controller, and the dial shouldn't be press-able 5. viewfinder a plus, but in reality rarely comes in helpful due to its inaccuracy and narrow FOV 6. electronic level does not work properly, even after recalibration: 7.
Summary: I'm very happy with the g12. It's a very complete compact camera. If you don't want a professional camera but want to take some quality pictures with lots of manual controls, you'll sure enjoy it! The only thing I really mess is the interchangeble lens ability. Maybe Canon could think about that to the new cameras of the G series. I would recommend this product to a friend.