Canon PowerShot G12

Mfg Part #: 4342B001

Canon PowerShot G12
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Ordering Information
Our Price$510.63
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014

Feast your eyes on an updated G series digital camera: the G12. It's ready to impress the advanced amateurs who have always celebrated the G series. The G12 is still loaded with powerful technologies that has made the G series cameras so renowned, like the Canon HS system, 2.8-inch vari-angle PureColor system LCD, and RAW + JPEG image modes. This flagship camera paves the way with these upgrades like 720p HD video with stereo sound to get crystal clear footage, multiple aspect ratios, high dynamic range, electronic level, tracking AF, a front dial and much more to give you even more creative control than before!

Image quality that's better than ever
The PowerShot G12 employs the HS system by combining a powerful 10-megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image processor. Thanks to this technological advancement, the G12 is dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the PowerShot G12 delivers with a maximum setting of ISO 3200. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity. In addition, a low light mode lets you capture images in an astonishing range of conditions.

Easy HD shooting and HD playback
The PowerShot G12 lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD videos (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 still images at once. The PowerShot G12 also includes spectacular video functionality. When shooting video, you can get up close with the 5x optical zoom for riveting detail and realism, from the overall appearance to facial expressions!

Creative power in your control
The PowerShot G12's RAW mode lets you shoot images without JPEG compression. It gives you clearer images and complete creative control in editing. RAW images are transferred directly to the computer where they can then be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application to adjust your images as you please. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.

Zoom at will - you're in the clear
The PowerShot G12 is equipped with Canon's highly 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. With the ability to produce clear, steady images in all situations and at any zoom length, the PowerShot G12 is the camera you'll want to take everywhere.

A view that's a pure pleasure
The PowerShot G12 gives you a large 2.8-inch 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 perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.

Get more in the frame
The camera is equipped with a long, 5x optical zoom, and Canon's own Optical Image Stabilizer technology 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 is an optical system, more corrective movement is allowed and there is no degradation of image quality. The G12 is a highly versatile camera with a wide-angle zoom lens. You'll capture more images in every shot, and add greater depth to your overall photography.

Beautiful images with beautiful detail
Shooting in high contrast environments can often result in photos with overexposed and underexposed sections. So to tackle this problem, Canon developed the high dynamic range shooting mode to make select PowerShot cameras even more intuitive. Under high dynamic range the camera will shoot three different exposures in a succession (underexposed, overexposed and normal) and then merge them into a single image. Underexposed areas are combined with the overexposed and vice versa, resulting in an evenly detailed image with flattering shadows and highlights.

Product Highlights
  • 10-megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image processor create Canon's HS system for improved low light performance and better image quality
  • Shoot beautiful 720p HD video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control
  • Utilizes Canon's hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting
  • Large, bright 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD with 461,000-dot for shooting at a variety of angles plus an optical viewfinder
  • A high-powered 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a wide-angle lens gets you up close and personal to your subjects, as well as capture more in your frame
  • High dynamic range scene mode combines multiple shots into one picture showing greater image detail

In The Box
  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Canon NB-7L Battery
  • Battery charger, neck strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #4342B001
Cost Central Item #11213856
Product DescriptionCanon PowerShot G12 - Digital camera - compact - 10.0 Mpix - 5 x optical zoom
Product TypeDigital camera - compact
Memory Card SlotSD card
Image ProcessorDIGIC 4
Sensor Resolution10.0 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720
Lens System5 x zoom lens - 6.1 - 30.5 mm - f/2.8-4.5
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, manual
Min Focus Distance2 in
Digital Zoom4 x
Image StabilizerOptical
Camera FlashBuilt-in flash
ViewfinderOptical - real-image zoom
DisplayLCD display - 2.8"
Supported Battery1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
AV InterfacesComposite video/audio, HDMI
Microsoft CertificationCompatible with Windows 7
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)4.4 in x 1.9 in x 3 in
Approximate Weight12.4 oz

Extended Specifications

Product TypeDigital camera - compact
Sensor Resolution10.0 Megapixel
Optical Sensor TypeCCD
Total Pixels10,400,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution10,000,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size1/1.7"
Optical Zoom5 x
Digital Zoom4 x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 4
Image StabilizerOptical
Auto FocusTTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty9
AE/AF ControlFlexiZone
Digital Video FormatH.264, MOV
Image Recording FormatJPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720
AV InterfacesComposite video/audio, HDMI
Exposure & White Balance
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 125, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 160, ISO 320, ISO 640, ISO 80, ISO 500, ISO 250, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 1000, ISO 1250, ISO auto, ISO 2000, ISO 2500
Exposure MeteringEvaluative, spot AF area, center-weighted, spot
Exposure ModesProgram, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Shooting ProgramsLandscape, portrait mode, stitch assist, fireworks, low light, underwater, sports mode, foliage, beach, kids & pets, snow, poster effect
Special EffectsBlack & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid, Custom Effect, Fisheye, Color Accent, Color Swap, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Green, Vivid Blue, Vivid Red, Miniature, Positive Film, Nostalgic
White BalanceCustom, automatic, presets
White Balance PresetsFluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, flash, daylight, underwater
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed15 sec
Exposure Compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing3 steps
X-sync Speed1/2000 sec
Lens System
Type5 x zoom lens - 6.1 - 30.5 mm - f/2.8-4.5
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera28 - 140mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, manual
Min Focus Distance2 in
Macro Focus Range0.4 in - 19.7 in
Zoom AdjustmentMotorized drive
Lens Construction9 groups / 11 elements
FeaturesBuilt-in lens shield, aspherical lens
Camera Flash
Camera FlashBuilt-in flash
Flash ModesFill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
FeaturesAF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
Effective Flash Range1.6 ft - 23 ft
Additional Features
Continuous Shooting Speed2 frames per second, 0.8 frames per second, 0.7 frames per second
Self Timer Delay30 sec, 20 sec, 0 - 15 sec, 25 sec
Flash TerminalHot shoe
Additional FeaturesAudio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, focus bracketing, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, Scene Detection Technology, 720p HD movie recording, in-camera red-eye fix, in-camera movie editing, contrast control, Auto HDR mode, digital tele-converter, safety zoom, Exif Print support, Blink Detection technology, Motion Detection Technology, Smile Detection technology, Wink Self-timer, HS System
Viewfinder TypeOptical - real-image zoom
Type2.8" LCD display
Resolution461,000 pixels
Display FeaturesRotating
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Connector Type1 x USB
1 x composite video/audio output
1 x HDMI output
Memory Card SlotSD card
SoftwareDrivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon ImageBrowser, Canon Remote Capture
System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportMS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3, Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows Vista
Peripheral DevicesUSB port, CD-ROM drive
Compatible with Windows 7"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included AccessoriesBattery charger, neck strap, USB cable, audio / video cable
Battery TypeCanon NB-7L
Details1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Memory / Storage
Memory Card SlotSD card
Supported Memory CardsMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus
Image StorageRAW 3648 x 2736
JPEG 3648 x 2736
JPEG 3648 x 2432
JPEG 3648 x 2048
JPEG 2816 x 2112
JPEG 2816 x 1880
JPEG 2816 x 1584
JPEG 1600 x 1200
JPEG 1600 x 1064
JPEG 1920 x 1080
JPEG 640 x 480
JPEG 640 x 424
JPEG 640 x 360
JPEG 2736 x 2736
JPEG 2112 x 2112
JPEG 1200 x 1200
JPEG 480 x 480
Video CaptureH.264 - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps
H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
H.264 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect
Dimensions & Weight
Approximate Width4.4 in
Approximate Depth1.9 in
Approximate Height3 in
Approximate Weight12.4 oz
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature104 °F

Available Accessories & Related Products

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Canon IFC 400PCUCanon IFC 400PCU
Data cable - USB - 4 pin USB Type A (M) - 4 pin USB Type B (M) - 5 ft - for IXUS 145, 155, 265; PowerShot D30, N100, SX600, SX700; PowerShot ELPH 340; VIXIA HF R52
9370A001 No $16.84

Accessories - Power & Batteries
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
Canon NB 7LCanon NB 7L
Camera battery Li-Ion - for PowerShot G10, G11, G12, SX30 IS
3153B001AA No $52.52

Accessories - Remote Controls
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Canon RS 60E3Canon RS 60E3
Camera remote control - cable - for EOS 100, 1200, 60, 650, 70, 700, Rebel T4i, Rebel T5, Rebel T5i; PowerShot G16, SX50
2469A002AA No $25.08

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