General

compared to recent digicams
"We have no hesitation in saying that the G12 is the best Canon G-series camera to date, but its original USP - as a bridge between compact cameras and DSLRs - is in danger of being eroded."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$2,041.61
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Announced
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September 2010
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Sensor

"Good image quality, useable results achievable up to ISO 3200."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
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CCD
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Sensor size
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1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Megapixels
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10 MP
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Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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None

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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10 MP
Native resolution
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3648 × 2736
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Pixel size
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4.3 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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2.8"
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Resolution
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461k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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Yes
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Lens

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Zoom
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5x
Wide angle
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28 mm
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Telephoto
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140 mm
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Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.8
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Aperture (telephoto)
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f/4.5
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Macro focus
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1.0 cm

Form factor

"Excellent build quality"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"Customizable control dials"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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112×76×48 mm
Depth
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1.9"
Weight
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401 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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Tunnel
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Viewfinder size
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Unknown

Movies

"24fps maximum frame rate in 720p movie mode"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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720p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 24fps

Features

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"Versatile and sharp 28-140mm lens with effective stabilization"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-stabilization
Panorama
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No
HDR
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Yes
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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2700 ms
Shutter lag
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380 ms
Battery life
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350 shots
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Continuous shooting
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2 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
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Min
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15s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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No
External connection
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Yes
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Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. MMC
  2. MMCplus
  3. MMCplus (HD)
  4. SD
  5. SDHC
  6. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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"Good image quality, useable results achievable up to ISO 3200"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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47.0
Color depth
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20.4 bits
Dynamic range
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11.2 EV
Low light performance
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161 ISO