Canon PowerShot G12

Announced Sep 14, 2010 •
10 megapixels | 2.8 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
dpreview conclusion

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. Our only significant concern is with the G12's uninspiring movie mode.

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Gold Award
73%
dpreview score
Good for

Enthusiasts who want the maximum manual control in a compact (ish) package

Not so good for

Video enthusiasts, or anyone looking for a slim, portable compact.

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Other reviews
Canon PowerShot G12 Review
By: Imaging Resource (Nov 18, 2010)

_ When I last looked at Canon's G Series PowerShot, things were a lot simpler. The G10's competition was Panasonic's LX3 and Nikon's P6000.

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Canon PowerShot G12 review
By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (Nov 3, 2010)

Considering the leap that was made between the G10 and the G11, both with regards to specification and design tweaks, it would be easy to be disappointed with a perceived lack of evolution between the G11 and the G12. However, the Canon Powershot G11 was a fantastic camera and the Canon G12 has simply added to it in certain areas, and as such it hasn’t become a bad camera overnight. Expect to...

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DCRP Review: PowerShot G12
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Oct 18, 2010)

You'd expect great things from Canon's flagship compact camera and, in most respects, the PowerShot G12 delivers. It offers a solid (though somewhat cluttered) design, great photo quality, features for beginners and enthusiasts, HD video, and more optional extras than anything else in its class. Sure, a faster lens, further improved movie mode, and an actual printed manual would be nice, but I...

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Canon PowerShot G12 review

Canon's PowerShot G12 continues the G-series' proud tradition of delivering high-end features and full manual control in a chunky but portable body. This is Canon's flagship compact: a well-built and feature-packed camera designed to appeal to enthusiasts. The core specification hasn't changed since the G11, but a selection of minor upgrades address some of the issues facing the earlier...

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