Canon Powershot G12 Quick Review
Canon G12 specifications
|Street price|| US: $565
|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
3648 x 2048
2816 x 1584
1920 x 1080
640 x 360
3648 x 2432
2816 x 1880
1600 x 1064
640 x 424
2736 x 2736
2112 x 2112
1200 x 1200
480 x 480
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)
Movie: MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo*)]
|Lens|| 28-140mm (35mm equiv)
f = 6.1 - 30.5 mm
5x optical zoom
Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (1 double-sided aspherical element)
|Image stabilization|| Yes (Lens-Shift), 4-stop,
|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
|AF area modes|| Single
|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)
Spot (center or linked to Face Detection)
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|AE lock||Yes (on/off selectable)|
|Exposure compensation||+/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|Shutter speed|| Auto (1 - 1/4000 sec)
Shutter Priority AE
Aperture Priority AE
Custom (2 modes)
|Scene modes*|| Portrait
Kids & Pets
• 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*
|White balance||• Auto (including Face Detection WB)
• White Balance Correction
|Continuous shooting|| Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.*
AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.
LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)
|• My Colors Off
• 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
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
|LCD monitor|| 2.8 inch Vari-angle PureColor II VA (TFT)
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
HDMI mini connector
AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
|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
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 19, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
Nov 27, 2010
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