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Canon G12

DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and fully featured 10 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 10MP 5x Yes Jun 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon G12 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Canon G12 as follows for Summary.
100
238 Reviews + 15 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 238 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, it is robust and is easy to use. However they also report that it is expensive.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite low megapixel
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
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43
Mediocre
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Excellent
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Average

Canon G12 Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon G12?

The Canon G12 is 112.1mm wide and 76.2mm tall. It is 48.3mm deep and weighs g.

Canon G12 front dimensions

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Canon G12 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

15 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this Canon camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The experts at three expert review sites all thought that this camera was great. This Canon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com and Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

The authors at three more expert review sites all concluded that this Canon digital camera was superb and gave it their highest award. Best4reviews.com, Photoreview.com.au and Cnetfrance.fr all gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at two other expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this camera. This digital camera received an "Especially Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no and it received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs.

This Canon camera received a "Gold" award from both review sites What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which thought that this camera was terrific.

One additional expert review site thought that this Canon digital camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. Buy-n-shoot.com gave this camera a "Platinum" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 65 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 82 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, G12 owners rated this camera 89%. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Five customers who purchased the Canon G12 thought it was not good value for money and two people who reviewed it agreed that it was expensive.

Users Report Great Product Quality

18 people said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

11 people said that the product was well made and four customers who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

17 owners considered that this digital camera was easy to use, eight customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus and two people who bought this digital camera wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 33,726 user and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Three owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Four people reckoned that it had good features.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Five owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

25 owners agreed that the product was able to produce good images, five customers who reviewed the Canon G12 concluded that it was good in low light and two people mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. two customers concluded that it had a good image sensor.

Users Report Nice Design

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was neat and three owners said in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three people who bought this digital camera thought it had a good zoom, three people said in their reviews that it had a good lens and two customers who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers considered that the Canon G12 had a good screen and three customers considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

12 owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was compact, two people who purchased it thought it was lightweight and two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to carry around.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 10 megapixels, the Canon G12 has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon G12 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all digital cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon G12 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon G12 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon G12 has a pretty average display diagonal (2.8 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1/1.7"" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon G12 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/1.7"". That's 77% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/3"". 7.60 x 5.70mm. Across all cameras the best optical sensor size is 1/1.6"" and the worst is 1".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon G12 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

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The Canon G12 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon G12 supports custom colours, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon G12 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon G12 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other digital cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras is 11. At only 4.5, the Canon G12 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon G12 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

Most cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the Canon G12 which has one aspherical lens.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon G12 has an orientation sensor. Most of the other cameras also have an orientation sensor.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon G12 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon G12 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon G12 is a digital camera that takes 370 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm. At 28 millimeters, the Canon G12 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon G12 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in June 2012.


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