Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera - Refurbished

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Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera

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  • 10MP CCD Image Sensor
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 1280 x 720p HD Video Capture
  • 2.8" Vari-Angled LCD
  • JPEG and RAW File Image Capture
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMC+/HCMMC+ Card Slot
  • 28mm Lens with 5x Optical Zoom Hybrid IS
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Stereo Sound for Video
  • Manual Exposure Control
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Canon 4342B026AA overview

  • 1Description

Canon has given its popular PowerShot series a face lift with the addition of the PowerShot G12 Digital Camera. While remaining true to many of its predecessor's features, the G12 comes busting out of the gate with what's fast becoming a standard on digital cameras: digital video (with stereo sound no less!). Shoot 1280 x 720p HD video with stereo audio using this compact, yet versatile camera. Awesome, right?

In addition to riding the video tide the G12 also stays competitive with its 10MP still image capture. Shoot RAW and JPEG files to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, among others, with the help of the camera's 1/1.7" CCD image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor, otherwise referred to as Canon's HS System. The G12 additionally sports a 3200 ISO setting for excellent shooting in low light settings.

Long loved for its unobtrusive nature, the PowerShot series of cameras are excellent for the pro or amateur alike - it's no behemoth Pro DSLR, but it still manages to pack in many of the exciting and appreciated features of one. That being said, the G12's a heck of a lot easier to carry around in your bag. Some additional features pros, or anyone looking to make great photos, will appreciate include, the option for manual control, along with Canon's much celebrated Hybrid IS function which is the combination of the genuine Canon 28mm lens, 5x optical zoom, and optical image stabilization. Hybrid IS is particularly touted to make easy work of capturing stunning macro shots.

Another notable feature on the G12 is its High Dynamic Range. Based on the principle of bracketing, HDR helps you capture a well balanced image that presents both highlights and low lights (AKA: shadow) in an appealing manner - giving your images that pop factor! This function also has an aspect to it named, i-Contrast. i-Contrast lets the user determine the amount of HDR correction that's applied to the image, which can be helpful in avoiding highlight blowout and keeping details from getting lost in the shadows. Canon's Tracking AF also comes into play here by allowing the shooter to select a subject to 'track' in case of movement while shooting.

You'll be happy to hear that Canon kept its well-received Vari-Angled LCD screen as well - giving you a whole 2.8" of flip-out, multi-angled flexibility for composition and playback of all your video and still images. As a step up from the previous permutation the G12 features a number of aspect ratios, including: 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 4:5, and 16:9. Other notable features include Canon's Smart AUTO, electronic leveling, a high dynamic range, AF tracking, and a front dial - all of which are designed to help make your shooting enjoyable and successful.

10MP CCD Image Sensor + DIGIC 4 Image Processor
The PowerShot G12 employs the HS SYSTEM by combining a powerful 10MP CCD sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Thanks to this technological advancement, the G12 is reported to be more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts - delivering spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the G12 delivers with a new maximum ISO setting of 3200. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for sharpness and clarity

In addition, a low light mode, new to the G series, lets you capture images in an astonishing range of conditions. The camera automatically adjusts the ISO speed from 3200 up to an enhanced 12800 when reacting to ambient brightness, subject movement, and camera shake

720p HD Video with Stereo Sound
The PowerShot G12 lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720/24p). The camera also makes it easy to display HD videos, and still photos, on your HDTV with a mini HDMI connector. Using the mini HDMI you'll have a direct, one-cable connection to your HDTV for an enjoyable HD experience with no degradation of image; not to mention the ability to display up to 130 still images at once. The PowerShot G12 also includes 5x optical zoom for shooting video. Simply set the zoom at 5x optical and then start recording video for quality, close-up scenes. Additionally, the camera's Smart AUTO technology helps ensure high quality video files
RAW + JPEG Still Images
The PowerShot G12's RAW mode lets you shoot images without JPEG compression. RAW gives you clearer images and complete creative control in editing. RAW images are transferred directly to your computer where they can be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application. The camera can also be set to allow simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting
2.8" Vari-Angle LCD
The PowerShot G12 gives you a large 2.8" PureColor System LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. But size is only part of the story. Canon's PureColor System LCD offers spectacular color, resolution, and contrast even at an angle. The screen is durable and easy to see. It is a great for gathering friends and family around to see your images
Hybrid IS
The PowerShot G12 is equipped with Canon's advanced Hybrid IS function, which corrects camera shake from two sources to deliver sharp, blur-free images - even when you zoom in close to your subject. Hybrid IS employs both an angular sensor and an accelerometer, enabling it to suppress both the blur caused by the angle of the camera and the 'shift blur' that happens when your subject moves parallel to the camera - a problem that is especially noticeable at large zoom factors
28mm Wide Angle Zoom Lens
The G12 is a highly versatile camera with a wide angle zoom lens that reaches all the way from 28mm at the wide end to 140mm at the telephoto end (35mm format equivalent). You'll capture more image in every shot, and add greater depth to your photography overall
5x Optical Zoom
The G12 is equipped with a long, 5x optical zoom - and Canon's own optical image stabilizer technology which keeps images steady and blur-free all through the zoom range - even in low light - by detecting motion and generating a corrective signal. Because it's an optical system, more corrective movement is allowed with no degradation of image quality
Storage Options
The G12 records to external flash memory - making it easy to store and transfer your stills videos. The camera is compatible with the following storage options: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMC+, HCMMC+
Host of Optional Compatible Accessories
The PowerShot G12 is compatible with the Speedlite flash series intended for all EOS series SLR cameras. Attach a Speedlite flash to the hot shoe, and you can set and control the flash on the "Flash Control" menu in the camera. With a Speedlight, the G12 is given extra functions such as autoflash metering, FE lock and Flash exposure compensation - continuous shooting with external flash. Also Canon's Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 enables you to have multiple slave flashes and wireless control. A Tele-Converter lens designed for the G12, Filter Adapter FCA-DC58DB and WP-DC34 Waterproof Case is also available
Smart AUTO
Just set the G12 to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images
Additional Connectivity
The G12 provides you with direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers, and PictBridge-compatible printers using the camera's USB 2.0 connection and included cable
26 Languages to Choose From
The display of the G12 can be read in any of the following 26 languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Farsi
In the Box
Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera
  • NB-7L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1050mAh)
  • CB-2LZ Battery Charger for Canon NB-7L Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Stereo AV Cable
  • USB Interface Cable
  • Neck Strap
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Canon 4342B026AA specs

    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 10.4 Megapixel
    Effective: 10 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/1.7" CCD
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV
    Audio: Linear PCM
    Max Resolution 10 MP: 3648 x 2736
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Color Spaces sRGB
    Optics
    Lens EFL: 6.1-30.5mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-140mm)
    Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 4.5 (T)
    Zoom Digital: 4x
    Optical: 5x
    Focus Range Macro: 0.4" (1.0 cm) to 1.6" (4.1 cm)
    Auto: 2.0" (5.1 cm) to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-3200
    Shutter 15 - 1/4000  
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto ISO Shift, Manual, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 2 fps for up to Frames
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    FE Lock
    Flash On
    Off
    Red-eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range 1.6 - 23' (0.49 - 7.01 m)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Memory
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    MMC
    MMCplus
    HC MMCplus
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Video
    Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 2 Hours
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Screen 2.8" LCD Rear Screen (461,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
    Audio Out
    AV Output
    HDMI C (Mini)

    Audio out= stereo audio out

    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 90%
    Power
    Battery NB-7l Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter ACK-DC50 (Optional)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.4 x 3.0 x 1.9" / 111.8 x 76.2 x 48.3 mm
    Weight 12.4 oz / 351.5 g Camera only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 6.5 x 3.5"

    Canon 4342B026AA reviews

    PowerShot G12 Digital Camera is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 842.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from No more Nikon D700 for travelling For years, I had been tortured by my own insecurity. I was always afraid that I would not be able to take good photos with a point and shoot. I always took one or even two D700s with various f2.8 lenses. It was a torture to carry around my neck. Finally, last year I forced myself to buy a Canon G12. I love this small gem. If you are hardcore user of Nikon, you will have no problem switching to G12. You can do anything you want with this camera. The only thing that I wish G12 does better is the high ISO performance. You need to be careful once you are over ISO640. You will see the noise if you take photos with a lot of dark color. Otherwise, it is a God given camera.
    Date published: 2012-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love this Camera!! Upgraded from my Canon G10...bigggg difference...though fewer megapixel the upgraded processor makes a huge difference...all my images are ultra sharp...love the follow action feature....the 720p video alone is worth the upgrade....great that they moved the aperture control to a knurled knob in front..much easier than the wheel on the back in the G10...i don't use the flip screen very much but the greatly improved screen resolution is fantastic...color fidelity is fantastic, much sharper with greater tonal range than the G10...ergonomics are great but some might find it too large as a point and shoot to carry in your pocket (though I don't).
    Date published: 2011-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Point 'n shoot bliss... I have 3 dSLR cameras (5DmkII, T2i, and XTi), as well as a G9. The G12 can't match my dSLRs, but does come pretty darn close to the XTi, and blows the G9 away! I love the HDR feature (takes 3 exposures and merges them in-camera). 720p video is also a plus (but not necessary). In general, the image quality is excellent for a point-and-shoot. And with a built-in hot-shoe, I can still use it with speedlights and strobes, all with a much faster x-sync speed as well. Again, my preference is to shoot with my 5DmkII or T2i, but when I don't feel like lugging this gear around, the G12 fits the bill well. A purchase I don't regret.
    Date published: 2011-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exchanged Nikon P7000 for Canon G12 Desiring higher ISO with reduced noise, I initially elected to replace my Canon G10 with a Nikon P7000, but sent it back and purchased a G12. A great move. I was able to compare images on both and found the G12 superior, especially:1. Color balance/processing2. Manual controls without scrolling through on-screen menus3. Faster focus & meteringWhile my G10 provided usable images at ISO 800, I've obtained usable images at ISO 3200 on the G12 with modest noise reduction software.I'm glad I elected to exchange the Nikon P7000 for the Canon G12. It is superior in several areas....
    Date published: 2010-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great camera with pro-features Canon continues to improve the G1x line with the G12. I bought this for my wife for as a present and was tempted to keep it for myself. It is small, relatively light-weight, compared to a DSLR, but packed with features, and a solid feel in your hands. It takes great pictures just using the Program mode, which I am sure will get better using non-auto and RAW captures. Now I know why most pros have one of these so they always have a good camera handy. The only complaint I have is that Canon does not included a printed manual. I had to print one off of the CD for my wife. However, I did get her the G12 cheatsheet from PhotoBert - also great products.
    Date published: 2010-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canon G12 Handy Dandy Camera Traded in a bunch of lenses and DSLR for the new Canon G12. What a great instrument. I do alot of 4 wheel drive on backroads throughout the West. The G12 is compact and always ready for that scenic shot that requires you to jump out and take the photo without falling behind. The variable screen is extremely handy for down low pictures of flowers, insects and wildlife. Held up high, gives the ability to photgraph scenes over the top of bushes rocks etc.. Great camera for outdoor enthusists. Only slightly larger than a typical point and shoot, it is easily carried in a pocket or belt case.
    Date published: 2010-11-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just a really good bulky point and shoot I have been using this to shoot friends parties and just all around everything in my path. One of the things I dont like about it is how all the buttons and controls are so mashed together. I accidentaly turned the camera off instead of shooting a photo a few times alreay... Embarassing yes i know. Another thing I dont like is the instruction manual. they might as well not even give you one. I dont know i guess for all the great reviews this camera got im still not that happy with it. Photos arent as sharp as I thought they might be and Camera Raw doesnt even work for Photoshop CS3, great... I just need to keep shooting and figure everything out.
    Date published: 2011-03-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from When Even a Small DSLR is Too Big I have used a G10 extensively for some years and found it a useful adjunct to a full-capability camera. But with its excessive resolution, it is not useable above ISO 400 and really should be kept below 200. The G12 (and presumably the G11 before it) removes much of this restriction through a more appropriate resolution and later generation of sensor technology. This is a much more useful all-around camera. Still retained are the confidence-inspiring solidity, the positive, clicky controls, the overall excellent feel and ergonomics.
    Date published: 2010-10-18
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