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Canon PowerShot G12 Officially Launched

14 Sep Posted by Matt in News |
Canon PowerShot G12 Officially Launched

Canon LogoToday Canon officially launched their PowerShot G12 high-end digital compact.  We say officially because as we reported a couple of weeks ago, CNET have already leaked the spec of this camera.

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

As expected, there isn’t really a revolution with the PowerShot G12, more a conservative evolution from the already excellent PowerShot G11. Unless you look really closely, it even looks the same. With the launch of Nikons’ Coolpix P7000 only last week the G12 will face stiffer competition than its’ predecessor, so is it up to the job? Here’s the quick start guide…

Key Features & Specs

  • The same 10Mp CCD image sensor as the Canon PowerShot G11
  • Rugged professional body construction
  • 2.8″ flip-out articulating LCD screen
  • 720p HD movie recording
  • Canon HS (High Sensitivity) System for improved low-light performance
  • Wide-angle 5x zoom lens with Image Stabilisation
  • Physical controls for most common settings and adjustments

These specs are pretty similar to those of the Nikon Coolpix P7000 (and indeed not a far cry from the old PowerShot G11), and the G12 is certainly a great compact camera. Whether you want it as a very capable camera in its’ own right or  to sit alongside your DSLR for when you’re travelling light, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.  If you already own a G11? Unless HD video recording is important to you then we suspect you won’t see enough value in the G12 to fork out for an upgrade.


The Canon PowerShot G12 has a flip-out screen to assist taking shots at inconvenient angles



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