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Canon PowerShot G12


The PowerShot G12 gives exceptional images with HS System and a premium Canon wide-angle lens. Full Manual mode, RAW, Front Dial and optional Lens Filter Adapter allow professional levels of control.
Features

  • HS System
  • High-sensitivity 10 MP CCD
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens, Hybrid IS
  • 7.0 cm (2.8") vari-angle LCD, Electronic Level, OVF
  • Front Dial, Full Manual & RAW
  • HD movies, HDMI
  • High Dynamic Range mode
  • Smart Auto
  • Multi-Aspect Shooting
  • Extensive accessory system

The Benchmark
HS System with High-sensitivity 10 MP CCD and DIGIC 4
The HS System is a powerful combination of high-sensitivity sensor and DIGIC 4 processor – providing exceptional low-light shooting capabilities. Higher ISO reduces the need for flash and allows faster shutter speeds to reduce blur when the subject is in motion.

28mm wide, 5x zoom lens with Hybrid IS
A high-quality genuine Canon lens covering 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) allows for flexibility and clarity. The optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake up to 4-stops, while Hybrid IS gives sharp results when shooting macro.

7.0 cm (2.8") vari-angle LCD, Electronic Level, OVF
The vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD offers superb colour rendition and contrast and can be adjusted for shooting at awkward angles. Electronic Level display shows a level indicator on screen to check the camera is horizontal while an optical viewfinder allows the user to compose using their own shooting style.

Take Full Control
The PowerShot G12 features Full Manual mode with RAW format giving the user complete control during post-shot editing; and with support for Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, digital SLR users can integrate the PowerShot G12 into an existing workflow.

HD movies with HDMI
As well as shooting high quality stills, the PowerShot G12 can capture 720p HD Movies with stereo sound. Results can be played back with no loss in quality via the HDMI terminal.

High Dynamic Range mode
In high contrast scenes, a conventional digital camera can struggle to capture detail in shadows and highlights. When placed on a tripod the High Dynamic Range mode takes multiple exposures of the same scene and combines them in-camera to capture a high contrast scene in detail.

Smart Auto
Smart Auto uses Scene Detection Technology to detect the appropriate scene from a possible 28, to obtain the best result. Smart Flash Exposure intelligently controls flash power and usage.

Multi-Aspect Shooting
The user can shoot in a range of formats including 3:2, 1:1, 16:9 and 4:5 allowing perfect composition at the time of shooting without the need to post-process.

Extensive accessory system
The PowerShot G12 supports a range of accessories including a Lens Filter Adapter which allows the addition of 58mm filters. A hotshoe allows for the use of Canon Speedlite flashes while a Waterproof Case allows the user to use the camera underwater up to 40m.

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IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1/1.7 type CCD

Effective Pixels

Approx. 10.0M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

 

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology

 

LENS

Focal Length

6.1 - 30.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 - 140 mm)

Zoom

Optical 5x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom¹)². Combined Approx. 20x

Maximum f/number

f/2.8-f/4.5

Construction

11 elements in 9 groups (1 double-sided aspherical element)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), 4-stop, Hybrid IS

 

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous (only available in Auto mode), Servo AF/AE[10], Tracking AF

AF Point Selection

Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes

Focus Bracketing

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

 

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)

AE Lock

Yes

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ND Filter (3 stop)

AEB

1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200

 

SHUTTER

Speed

1 - 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
15 - 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

 

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2.
White Balance Correction

 

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder

Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

Dioptre Correction

Yes

 

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

Vari-angle 7.0 cm (2.8”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

 

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II¹)

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm - 7.0 m (W) / 4.0 m (T)

External Flash

E-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

 

SHOOTING

Modes

Auto*, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom (2 modes), Low Light (2.5MP), Quick Shot, SCN (Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Color Accent, Color Swap, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Nostalgic, Stitch Assist), Movie
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.¹, AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.¹, LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

 

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

4:3 - (L & RAW) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, Resize in playback (M2, S, 320 x 240)
16:9 - (L) 3648 x 2048, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L)3648 x 2432, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2736 x 2736, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (L) 2192 x 2736, (M1) 1696 x 2112, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480

Compression

Fine, Normal

Movies

(HD) 1280 x 720, 24 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps

Movie Length

Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)¹
Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (L, M)²

 

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies

MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]

 

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)

PictBridge

Yes

 

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu

Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes, live histogram

Playback Zoom

Approx. 2x - 10x

Self Timer

Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

 

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

 

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus

 

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.6

 

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing

ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Other

PhotoStitch

Image Manipulation

Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

 

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-7L (NB-7L battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 370 shots¹
Approx. 420 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50

 

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-660, SC-DC65A, DCC-1600

Waterproof / Weatherproof Case

Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC34, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

Lenses

Tele-converter 1.4x TC-DC58D
Lens Adapter LA-DC58K
Filter Adapter FA-DC58B (Compatible with Canon 58mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Neutral Density Filter ND4X-L & ND8X-L, Protect, UV, Softmat No.1 & 2)

Flash

Canon Speedlites (including 220EX, 270EX, 430EX II, 580EX II [4]), Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Bracket BKT-DC1, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2,
High Power Flash HF-DC1

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Switch RS-60E3

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50, Battery Charger CB-2LZE

Other

Ring Accessory Kit RAK-DC2
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

 

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 - 40°C, 10 - 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

112.1 x 76.2 x 48.3 mm

Weight

Approx. 401 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)

 

 

 

 

Zoom

¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.

Manual Power Adjustment

¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.

External Flash

¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.

Continuous Shooting

¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Movie Length

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: 1280 x 720, 30 fps Speed Class 4 or above. 1920 x 1080, 30 fps Speed Class 6
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Battery life

¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.

 

* Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.

According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.


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