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Canon PowerShot G12

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Canon PowerShot G12 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G12 number 731 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
239 Reviews + 15 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 239 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
Average minimum aperture number
Has an image stabilizer
Has a built-in flash
Bigger than average image sensor size
Benefits
HS system with high-sensitivity 10 MP CCD and DIGIC 4
28mm wide, 5x zoom lens with hybrid IS
7.0 cm (2.8") vari-angle LCD, electronic level, OVF
Take full control
HD movies with HDMI
High dynamic range mode
Smart auto
Multi-Aspect shooting
Extensive accessory system

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

10
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
40
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
38
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
50
Sports Photography
Average
48
Wildlife Photography
Mediocre

Canon PowerShot G12 Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot G12?

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

Canon PowerShot G12 front dimensions
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Canon PowerShot G12 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G12 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Canon PowerShot G12's sensor megapixels of only 10MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 92% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon PowerShot G12 of 5x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 36% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot G12 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot G12 of 2.8 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 36% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The PowerShot G12's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is in the lowest 32% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot G12 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the PowerShot G12 of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is slower than 79% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot G12 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The PowerShot G12's image sensor size of 0.588" is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest image sensor size of digital cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47".

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot G12 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot G12 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot G12 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PowerShot G12 has an external flash connector. 86% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot G12's digital zoom of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 68% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot G12 has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon PowerShot G12 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The PowerShot G12 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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370 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the PowerShot G12 which takes 370 battery life.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other cameras, the PowerShot G12 does not support Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Custom Colours

The PowerShot G12 supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 9". The display diagonal of the PowerShot G12 of only 2.8" is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 33% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 384 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot G12 is 384 x 480. That's 94% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras and is actually the worst supported resolution across all digital cameras.

A 6016 x 4016 resolution is the best supported resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon PowerShot G12's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is in the longest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon powershot angle28mm, canon angle28mm

Barcodes:

04960999675671

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon PowerShot G12

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