Canon G12 Digital Camera Review

Canon’s flagship point and shoot offers a host of professional features in a small package.

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The Canon G12 is a high-end point-and-shoot that sports an image sensor that is larger than that typically found in a fixed lens camera. It sports an optical independent viewfinder, an articulated rear LCD, and a substantial, albeit lightweight, body size. It offers a host of manual controls and dials, including physical dials for both exposure compensation and ISO speed, in addition to both a front and rear control dial. Aimed at enthusiasts looking for greater control out of a point-and-shoot camera or as a second camera for those who want to leave the DSLR at home, the G12 offers the full photography experience in a relatively compact package.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Canon PowerShot G11 Comparison
  12. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Comparison
  13. Olympus XZ-1 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery