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Canon G12 specifications

Street price • US: $565
• UK: £539
Sensor • 1/1.7" Type CCD
• 10 million effective pixels
• 10.4 million total pixels
Image sizes* 4:3
• 3648 x 2736
• 2816 x 2112
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480

16:9
• 3648 x 2048
• 2816 x 1584
• 1920 x 1080
• 640 x 360

3:2*
• 3648 x 2432
• 2816 x 1880
• 1600 x 1064
• 640 x 424

1:1*

• 2736 x 2736
• 2112 x 2112
• 1200 x 1200
• 480 x 480

4:5*
• 2192 x 2736
• 1696 x 2112
• 960 x 1200
• 384 x 480
Movie clips* • 1280 x 720 @ 24fps*
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps
• Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps*
Maximum clip length Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)
Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (L, M)
File formats • Still: JPEG (Exif v2.2)
• RAW
• Movie: MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo*)]
Lens • 28-140mm (35mm equiv)
• f = 6.1 - 30.5 mm
• 5x optical zoom
• F2.8-4.5
• Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (1 double-sided aspherical element)
Image stabilization • Yes (Lens-Shift), 4-stop,
• Hybrid IS*
Conversion lenses Yes
Digital zoom up to 4x
Focus • Auto focus : TTL
- Face Detection / 9-point AiAF
- 1-point AF (center or Face Select and Track)
- Fixed centre or Face Select and Track
• Manual focus
AF area modes • Single
• Continuous
• Servo AF/AE
AF lock Yes (on/off selectable)
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance Closest focus distance 1 cm
Metering • Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
• Center-weighted average
• Spot (center or linked to Face Detection)
ISO sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000
• ISO 2500
• ISO 3200
AE lock Yes (on/off selectable)
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter speed • Auto (1 - 1/4000 sec)
• 15-1/4000 sec
Modes • Auto
• Program AE
• Shutter Priority AE
• Aperture Priority AE
• Manual
• Custom (2 modes)
• SCN
• Low Light
• Quick Shot
• Movie
Scene modes* • Portrait
• Landscape
• Kids & Pets
• Indoor
• Foliage
• Snow
• Beach
• Fireworks
• Aquarium
• Underwater
• Color Accent
• Color Swap
• Stitch Assist
• Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer)*
• Super Vivid*
• Poster Effect*
• High Dynamic Range*
• Fish-eye Effect*
• Miniature Effect*
• Nostalgic*
White balance • Auto (including Face Detection WB)
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent H
• Flash
• Custom1
• Custom2
• Underwater
• White Balance Correction
Self timer Custom
Continuous shooting • Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.*
• AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.
• LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)
Image parameters
(My colors)
• My Colors Off
• Vivid
• Neutral
• Sepia
• Black & White
• Positive Film
• Lighter Skin Tone
• Darker Skin Tone
• Vivid Blue
• Vivid Green
• Vivid Red
• Custom Color
Flash • Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
• Slow Sync Speed : Fastest speed 1/2000 sec
• +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
• Face Detection FE compensation
• Safety FE
• Flash exposure lock
• Manual Power Adjustment
• Second Curtain Sync
• Range (Auto ISO):50cm - 7.0m (wide) / 4.0m (tele)
External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Viewfinder • Real-image zoom
• Optical Viewfinder
• Dioptre Correction
LCD monitor • 2.8 inch Vari-angle PureColor II VA (TFT)
• 461,000 pixels
• 100% coverage
• Adjustable
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• HDMI mini connector
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • SD, SDHC, SDXC*, MMC, MMCplus , HC MMCplus compatible
Power Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-7L
Weight (no batty) 355g
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48 mm

* Changes or additions compared to the G11
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