G12

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. Now, this flagship camera paves the way with these new 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!

The PowerShot G12 employs the HS SYSTEM by combining a powerful 10.0 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 new maximum setting of ISO 3200. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity.In addition, a new Low Light mode lets you capture images in an astonishing range of conditions. The camera automatically adjusts the ISO speed from ISO 320 to ISO 12800 in relation to ambient brightness, subject movement and camera shake.

Specifications

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical / 4x Digital / 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Image Capture Device

Type
10.0 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 10.4 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Lens

Focal Length
6.1 (W) – 30.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) – 140 (T) mm)

Digital Zoom
4x

Focusing Range
Normal AF: 2.0 in./5cm – infinity (W), 12 in./30cm – infinity (T);

Normal (With Tele-Converter): 1.8 ft./55cm – infinity (T);

Macro AF: 0.4 in. – 1.6 ft./1 – 50cm (W), 12 in. – 1.6 ft./30 – 50cm (T)

Manual Focus: 0.4 in./1cm. – infinity (W), 12 in./30cm – infinity (T)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus

Viewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
Real-image optical viewfinder

LCD Monitor
2.8-inch TFT color LCD (Vari-angle type with wide-viewing angle)

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 pixels

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) – f/4.5 (T)

– f/numbers available in Av and M:

W: f/2.8, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0

T: f/4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0

Shutter Speed
1 – 1/4000 sec.

15 – 1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

– Shutter speeds differs depending on the shooting mode.

– Shutter speeds available in Tv and M:

15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/12500, 1/3200, 1/4000 (Units: sec.)

Exposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/ 1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average, Spot*2

*1 Facial brightness is evaluated (Face Detect AE) in Face AiAF.

*2 Fixed to Center, linked to AF frame.

Exposure Control Method
AE Lock

– Not available when shooting videos

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

– Not available when shooting videos

White Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2

*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF (Face Detect WB).

Flash

Built-in Flash
Auto, on, Slow Synchro, off, Red-eye Reduction, FE Lock

– Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face AiAF.

Flash Range
1.6 – 23 ft. (50cm – 70m) (W), 1.6 – 13 ft. (50cm – 4.0m (T)

– Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.

Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
Smart AUTO, P, Tv, Av, M, C1, C2, Low Light, Quick Shot, SCN*1, Movie*2

1 Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter*3, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist

*2 Standard, Miniature Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap

*3 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-Timer

Photo Effects
My Colors
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*

* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.

– Not available in RAW and RAW+JPEG

Self Timer
Custom*

*Delay time (0 – 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots

(1 – 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control
Not available

Continuous Shooting
Normal: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 4.2 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)

AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)

LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.2 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)

– Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.

– Differs depending on the zoom position.

Image Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card

File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine, RAW

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG), RAW (CR2 Canon Original))*

* Images processed with DPP.

Videos: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image:
16:9
Large: 3648 x 2048
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360

3:2
Large: 3648 x 2432
Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424

4:3
Large: 3648 x 2736
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480
RAW: 3648 x 2736
– Fixed to 1824 x 1368 when in Low Light

1:1
Large: 2736 x 2736
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480

4:5
Large: 2192 x 2736
Medium 1: 1696 x 2112
Medium 2: 960 x 1200
Small: 384 x 480

Videos:
Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap:
1280 x 720 (24 fps*1), 640 x 480 (30 fps*2), 320 x 240 (30 fps*2)
Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720 (Shooting: 6 fps/3 fps/1.5 fps; Playback: 30 fps*2)
640 x 480 (Shooting: 6 fps/3 fps/1.5 fps, Playback: 30 fps*2)
*1 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2) Small (S)
F N F N F N F N
4:3 File Size (KB) 2,565 1,226 1,620 780 558 278 150 84
4GB 1,471 3,017 2,320 4,641 6,352 12,069 20,116 30,174
16GB 6,026 12,354 9,503 19,007 26,010 49,420 82,367 123,550
16:9 File Size (KB) 1,920 918 1,210 585 604 300 113 63
4GB 1,978 4,022 3,094 6,034 6,034 10,972 24,139 40,233
16GB 8,101 16,473 12,671 24,709 24,709 44,927 98,840 164,734
3:2 File Size (KB) 2,280 1,090 1,436 694 496 246 133 75
4GB 1,652 3,352 2,623 5,247 7,099 13,410 20,116 30,174
16GB 6,769 13,727 10,743 21,486 29,070 54,911 82,367 123,550
1:1 File Size (KB) 1,924 920 1,210 585 420 208 113 63
4GB 1,946 4,022 3,094 6,034 8,046 15,087 24,139 40,233
16GB 7,970 16,473 12,671 24,709 32,946 61,775 98,840 164,734
4:5 File Size (KB) 1,541 737 972 470 336 167 90 51
4GB 2,413 4,827 3,771 7,543 10,057 17,242 30,174 40233
16GB 9,883 19,767 15,443 30,887 41,183 70,600 123,550 164,734
Low Light (L) RAW
F N RAW + JPEG
4:3 File Size (KB) 706 353 14,297 16,862
4GB 5,028 9,284 268 227
16GB 20,591 38,015 1,102 935

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data

Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 320 x 240
24 fps 30 fps 30 fps
Video size (KB/sec.) 2,521 1,416 495
4GB 25 min.
08 sec.
43 min.
43 sec.
1 hr. 58 min.
19 sec.
16GB 1 hr. 42 min.
57 sec.
2 hr. 59 min.
03 sec.
8 hr. 04 min.
30 sec.
Miniature Effect
HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps
Video size
(KB/sec.)
573 287 143 246 123 61
4GB 1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec. 3 hr. 21 min. 09 sec. 5 hr. 35 min.
16 sec.
3 hr. 43 min.
30 sec.
6 hr. 42 min.
20 sec.
11 hr. 10 min.
33 sec.
16GB 7 hr. 13 min.
30 sec.
13 hr. 43 min.
40 sec.
22 hr. 52 min.
47 sec.
15 hr. 15 min.
11 sec.
27 hr. 27 min.
20 sec.
45 hr. 45 min.
35 sec.

Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon’s standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File
– Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist), Smart Shuffle
– Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification, Trimming, Resize, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning.
– Videos: Normal Playback*, Editing, slow motion **, pause, first frame, last frame, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind
* Auto settings available in 5 levels
** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Select image, select range, all images (all filtered images)
– The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
– RAW + JPEG images can be erased individually.

Interfaces

Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Video Out
Analog: NTSC/PAL, digital: HDMI mini connector

Audio Out
Stereo

Other
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera’s USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Supply
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-7L

2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50 LCD Monitor on: Approx. 370 shots
LCD Monitor off: Approx. 1000 shots
Approx: 310 shots when in Quick Shot mode (LCD monitor on) Approx. 7 hours

Power Source
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-7L

2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50

Shooting Capacity
LCD Monitor on: Approx. 370 shots
LCD Monitor off: Approx. 1000 shots
Approx: 310 shots when in Quick Shot mode (LCD monitor on)

Playback Time
Approx. 7 hours

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.41 x 3.00 x 1.90 in. / 112.1 x 76.2 x 48.3mm

* CIPA Compliant

Weight
Approx. 12.4 oz./ 351g (camera body only)

26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi).All data are based on Canon’s Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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