Canon PowerShot G12

  • Canon PowerShot G12
82
Based on 58 scores, 76 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    23
  • Good:
    27
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Good image quality even in dark conditions, complete manual control, supports RAW image format, large swivel LCD screen, easy to use with dedicated dials, good Macro, 720p HD video with stereo sound capture, rugged build, HDR bracketing
  • Very good image quality for a compact camera, Optical viewfinder, Manual controls, Articulating LCD.
  • Tanklike build feels like it can take a pounding. Tons of external controls on the camera body will bring out the pro in you. Locking down the resolution at 10 MP means it’s a better performer in low light. Very good 720p HD capture with stereo soun

Cons:

  • Tiny field of view in optical viewfinder, no optical zoom during video capture, 4GB limit for video capture, no dedicated video capture button, a bit heavy, expensive
  • Pricey, Bulky, Small sensor for such a big camera.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Buy-n-Shoot on 60

Canon makes their range of digital cameras simple. The G12 is a solid, feature enriched camera for a solid price. The quality of image and video is good and at the higher end of it’s market’s cameras and will satisfy most users. Zoom range...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 100

Canon’s flagship G-series compacts have built an enviable reputation for being the backup cameras chosen by professional photographers and for good reason. The G12 is built like a tank and is designed to go where most compacts can’t, the 5x...

By DigitalCameraInfo on

The Canon G12 is such a substantial camera, that it feels wrong to title it simple as a “point-and-shoot.” While it doesn’t hold a candle to fixed-lens juggernauts like the Fuji X100, its size, customizability, image quality, and...

By TechRadar on 80

The latest in its G-series range of high-flying compact cameras, Canon's PowerShot G12 replaces the flagship PowerShot G11 just a little over a year after the latter was released.The G11 received rave reviews on its launch, and the Canon G12 offers...

By Shutterbug on

In the report on the Canon PowerShot G11 (April, 2010, available at www.shutterbug.com) I concluded by saying that it was “an excellent traveling companion.” Ditto on the new G12 ($499, MSRP), the latest iteration of the Canon...

By TechTree on 60

Canon PowerShot G12 is a worthy successor to the G11. The user is given full manual control over every feature of the camera. As always, ease of use and ergonomics have been given proper attention. Some nifty features such as the level gauge are very...

By PC Mag on 50

The Canon PowerShot G12's images and features are excellent for a point-and-shoot camera, but at its size and price, you can get far better....

By DigitalVersus on 80

For advanced users, the Canon G12 is an excellent and versatile camera that takes great-quality pictures. In fact, it really deserves five stars for its photos, but the disappointing video mode unfortunately cost it a...

By Wired on 80

If you’re looking for a high performance camera with great image quality, you should get a digital SLR, right?Well yes, DSLRs are top-drawer picture-takers. But they’re bulky and they weigh a ton. They also aren’t exactly the most...

By cnet on 77

Relatively unchanged from its predecessor, save the addition of 720p video, the Canon PowerShot G12 remains a very good, more-or-less compact model, designed to please photo...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The G12, which updates the acclaimed , is an option for those who want better pictures and better features than a less well specified compact will deliver, but don't actually want to go the whole hog and plump for a DSLR. Or alternatively it...

By Here's How on

Canon's PowerShot G12 is one of a group of recent cameras aimed at photo enthusiasts who want a take-anywhere camera that provides full creative control. and better picture quality than one gets with a family-oriented...

By Photography Bay on

In short, the Canon G12 is a great camera. For DSLR users looking for a compact camera to carry when they want to go light, the G12 is a great option – especially for Canon users who already have a Canon Speedlite.While the Canon G12 is still a...

By ThinkDigit on 60

At an MRP of Rs. 31,995, the G12 is costly. Entry level dSLR cameras are cheaper, and will give you better results. The G12 is as good as, or better than, most compact cameras, but it is also pricey enough to warrant second thought. At this price...

By CIOL on

To say that this offering from Canon is equal to either a DSLR or a Point and shoot camera, would be extremely unfair. However, the Powershot G12 from Canon does deserve all the attention it gets. Be it in terms of looks, ease of use and to top it...

By Stuff.tv on 100

A supremely capable digital compact that edges its rivals in most of the areas that count...

By PCWorld India on 82

The Canon PowerShot G12 is the successor to the PowerShot G11, it sports the same 10MP sensor but offers new controls and includes HD video recording. The G12 captures excellent images and very good HD videos for a compact camera. It also has...

By CNET Asia on 78

The G12 is a capable advanced compact that will appeal to users who want a better point-and-shoot, but current G11 owners probably won't see the need to upgrade....

By T3 Magazine on 80

Since its maker doesn’t yet offer an interchangeable lens compact system camera to rival the , or Canon’s range-topping 10 megapixel PowerShot G12 is being pitched as a more portable back up for a Canon EOS digital SLR. Thus this is a...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The G12 is an impressive camera; one packed with creative modes for the enthusiast yet offers the total manual control to the more experienced used. For the photographer who travels regularly but does not have space for a DSLR, this would be the ideal...