PIX 2015
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Studio scene comparison (RAW)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

For this scene we use our standard RAW workflow (sharpening turned off in the raw converter and applied at an equal level in Photoshop before saving as JPEG):

  • Load RAW file into Adobe Camera RAW (Auto mode disabled) / Capture One
  • Set Sharpness to zero (all other settings default)
  • Open file to Photoshop
  • Apply a Unsharp mask: 100%, Radius 0.6, Threshold 0
  • Save as a TIFF (for cropping) and as a JPEG quality 11 for download

Note: this page features our new interactive studio shot comparison widget. Click here to find out more.

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white shadow

I am revisiting this review after almost 5 years of owning and still using the Canon G12. Despite all these years of use, the camera is still going strong and still one of my favourite compact cameras I have, the other being the Ricoh GR.

I am still amazed that this humble camera can produce excellent 12" X 18" prints over the years. It goes to show that one should not underestimate a small sensor compact camera like the G12.

It is unfortunate Canon is not making compact cameras this way with all the dials of the G12 anymore.

Five years have passed and I am not letting this camera go. There should still be many years of life to go.

Comment edited 5 minutes after posting

you aren't alone ;) I've written reviews on the G10/12/15/16.. the are all excellent cameras, but yes, I prefer the extra dials and heft of the G10/11/12 for most shooting. Canon should go back to more dials on the next G (g7 isnt a G to me, its an S )


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white shadow

I am now here in Chiangmai/Chiangrai for about 10 days for a short discovery trip to shoot the Karen hill tribe. If you haven't been here you should make this place your next trip. Great place for street photography, food and even some wildlife photography.

Despite bringing along my "better cameras" like my full frame DSLR, a micro 4/3 camera with 4 lenses and a Ricoh GR, the Canon G12 is used the most. It is reliable, have very good colour and easy to use that it always capture the right moments without fail. Great for street portraits and intrepid photography. The excellent photo quality is also due to its CCD sensor instead of a CMOS one. Unfortunately, we don't get this anymore. The dials and simple UI are what make this camera outstanding even after 5 years.

The best camera is still the one that has the ability to capture the moments accurately the most.

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"The best camera is still the one that has the ability to capture the moments accurately the most."



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