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Can anyone tell me about this camera, Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera?



Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD

  • 10.0-megapixel sensor and the DIGIC 4 Image Processor combine to create Canon’s HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance
  • Shoot 720p HD video in stereo sound; HDMI output
  • Canon’s Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting
  • 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer; 28mm wide-angle lens; optical viewfinder
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card (not included)

Feast your eyes on an updated G Series digital camera: The G12. It’s ready to impress the advanced amateurs who have always celebrated the G Series. The G12 is still loaded with powerful technologies that has made the G Series cameras so renowned, like the Canon HS SYSTEM, 2.8-inch Vari-angle PureColor System LCD, and RAW + JPEG image modes.

Question by A M: Can anyone tell me about this camera, Canon G12 10MP Digital Camera?

with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD

Best answer:

Answer by lexi2lou
Some features about this camera:

1 The lcd is fantastic, allows to take pictures or movie shoots in practical any position and situation, nice also when you are taking videos or do not want to be noticed when you are shooting, getting more spontaneous photos.

2 The ergonomic of the wheels for ISO,compensation and the mode selector are very well located, they work firmly.
3 The new front wheel, that works for increase or decrease the aperture or shutter speed is great.
4 The menu is easy to use and I like the new formats and sizes you can take pictures, 10:9, 4:3, 1:1, 3:2, 4:5 allows to get a better composition and photo formats without crop the image.
5 the rugged feel is nice for me, besides is only in two parts of the camera, where your hand and fingers needs more support.
6 At first instance I though the optical view finder appears to be so simple and “awful” like somebody told before, but, the diopter corrector works fine and when I clean the visor glasses, become so clear and nice that actually I am using it a lot, because do not need to open the lcd screen and it is possible to see the green or orange light which tells you that the exposition is ok or not, “going back to the old times”.
7 I did not test enough the video, but at first look, it is ok and allows to record some interesting moments.
8 The quality of the pictures is awesome, really love it, finally can get almost the quality I have with my DSLRs but in a small camera.
9 It is fast, is ready to take pictures maybe in a second.
10 The quality of the lcd screen may be is not the best, but, allows you to see if the picture is ok, and normally if you see that the picture is ok, when you opened in any software the picture is !really great!
11 for me all the wheels are well located, the buttons are in the right place, I have a normal hands size, do not have fat fingers.
12 The autofocus works great, fast and with an excellent accuracy, feature not easy to find in a small camera, so reduces the possibility of loosing a nice photo.
12 Could be perfect, but nothing is.

This is my first week with this camera.

for now, I am really happy, fits my requirements.

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    * Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens: 12 elements in 10 groups; UD (Ultralow Dispersion) glass element for less color fringing and improved contrast

    this is a nice camera wey!!!

  • In short, it’s on the top five list of all compact cameras.
    It has excellent image quality, in low light as well,
    superb ergonomics with multiple designated controls,
    high build quality and extremely high fun factor.
    It’s not very small, and will not fit in your pocket.
    If all that’s good for you, and the price is right, get it.
    If you want one that does, get the Canon S95.
    If you want more zoom, get the Panasonic P7000.

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