Saturday, February 5, 2011

Canon PowerShot G12 Review


Revision based on a production EOS-G12This is the last in our series of ' Quick ' Reviews. We use this format for the cameras that are functionally similar and identical in terms of output in templates that we have already reviewed. We test to confirm the quality of the image is identical (noise testing and shots of our ' than ' scene study at all), then focus the review about the differences between the two cameras. Learn all about the camera you are interested in we recommend reading not only the rapid, but also the full review of the Canon Powershot G11.Canon Powershot G series has a bold market high-end compact camera. Originally designed to provide users of film SLR ladder (relatively) affordable in passionate about digital imaging, in the last ten years have evolved to become what they are now-suction compact cameras and high-quality, attractive bodies according to existing DSLR users, fitting in ' mainstream ' niche between offers compact and small DSLRS cameras G series.

As can be seen in our recent group test high-end compact camera, the competition in this market segment is fierce. But not only the Canon Powershot G12 have faced this crop's latest compact cameras, also deals with fierce competition from a completely new category-mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In recent months, Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Samsung have started attacking the high-end compact aggressively market with high quality, but very small cameras with larger sensors (APS-C or four thirds). A camera like the Olympus pen and recently inaugurated-PL 2 with its collapsible zoom kit 14-42 mm isn't much bigger (and more expensive) than the G12 and it has a four thirds sensor considerably larger (over 5 x the light-gathering area).

Together with the Nikon Coolpix, Canon Powershot P7000 G12 is the largest "traditional" (i.e. fixed lens, small sensor) compact camera currently available. Is the comfort of its 28-140 mm (equivalent) embedded, zoom and articulated LCD enough to make it stand out from today's crop of compact cameras and mirrorless interchangeable lens? Read our quick review to find out. The G12 is very similar to its predecessor, the G11, in terms of specifications, but Canon has made some significant improvements. Here is a list of the main differences: check the ISO slightly lighter (4 g) higher resolution video mode (720 p up to VGA) up to 12800 ISO expansion (2 .5MP) in 1/3 EV stepsNew front control dial (similar to that found on the EOS DSLR) greater choice of appearance ratiosHybrid IS modeHDR modeElectronic spirit levelTracking AF mode Video mode • MOV [h.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]:
1280 x 720 at 24 fps
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
320 x 240 @ 30 fps
Miniature effect (HD), (L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
• MOV [h.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]:
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30 fps MOV [h.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]:
1280 x 720 at 24 fps
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
320 x 240 @ 30 fps
Miniature effect (HD), (L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fpsAspect Ratios • 16: 9
• 3: 2
• 4: 3
• 1: 1
• 4: 5 • 16: 9
• 3: 2
• 4: 3
• 1: 1
• 4: 5LCD screen • 3.0 TFT LCD monitor "
• 460,000 dots
• Approx. 100% coverage
•2.8? Angle TFT LCD monitor of Various
• 460,000 dots
• Approx. 100% coverage • 2.8 "" Vari-angle TFT LCD monitor
• 460,000 dots
• Approximately 100% coverageViewfinderReal-image zoom, optical zoom viewfinderReal-image, optical viewfinder

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1 comment:

  1. Wonderful review! Very helpful indeed. I am thinking of getting a new point and shoot camera and I can't decide what to get between these two top rated cameras in the market, the Canon PowerShot G12 and Nikon Coolpix P7000. Will definitely consider your review and I hope I won't regret my purchase! Thanks! ;)

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