Canon PowerShot G12

(November 2010)

The G12 is a true bridge, with near compact size, yet pretty good specification and reasonable features, including excellent flash range. This an upgrade to the G11, with the addition of 720p HD video being the most significant addition.

What’s good:

  • Excellent image quality

What’s disappointing:

  • Limited telephoto zoom

Our review rating – 60%

Key features:
Megapixels 10.0
Optical Zoom 5x
Wide Angle (35mm equivalent) 28mm
Telephoto (35mm equivalent) 140mm
Continuous shooting (max) 2.1fps
Built in flash – max range 7.0m
Hot Shoe for external flash? Yes
Macro minimum 10mm
Raw? Yes
Video 720p HD, 24fps, Stereo
Weight 401g
Other Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Vari-angle LCD
Approx price (incl VAT & delivery) £360
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