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By Mac

from N. Richland Hills, TX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified

Good point and shoot camera

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Good Image Quality

CONS

  • Short Battery Life
  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Limited Zoom

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

No printed manual. Use in everyday shooting. Small and takes great pictures.


By The Camera Man

from Mt. Sinai, ny

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified

I would buy this camera again, & again.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Sports/Action
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Video
  • Wildlife photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Family Photos

Comments:

I use it whenever I want to travel light. The vari angle LCD is quite an asset.This is a well laid out camera.


By Kev

from Spangdahlem, Germany

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified

Great Camera, Great Store

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Easy To Use

CONS

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

Easy to use; great for beginning, casual photographers. Takes excellent pictures. LCD screen flips out and backwards so you can take pictures of yourself easier.


By Chris

from Northwest Indiana

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Love the G12!

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Easy To Use
  • Small / Compact
  • Good Image Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Family Photos

Comments:

I bought the camera to use at concerts where flash photography is prohibited. It performs beautifully and I image quality is great. This is my go-to camera that I will keep in my purse for those times when you want to capture the moment without worrying about lighting.


By Xarabas

from Barcelona, Spain

About Me Photography Student

Verified

G12 Briefly: Compact, Fast and Powerful.

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Short Lag Time

CONS

  • Limited Zoom

BEST USES

  • Wildlife photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Family Photos

Comments:

The G12 is better than any compact, it's allow you to a widely manual settings that let you enjoy the way to make photos. However it depends what you need. I've also a semi-professional reflex (40D) with a set of lens that allow me to use them in very different situations. However, as I've to travel a lot for work, I cannot bring always with me a laggage just for my 40D&co. therefor something compact, fast, and very powerful as this G12 it's perfect for me. Anyway, if you're thinking to use it as a normal compact, maybe you're wrong. It's bigger enough compare to a normal compact, and this will bother you also for the weight. Just to make a summary: G12 it's perfect for any kind of travel where you can't have all the equipment of a most serious camera, but it's not the best solution for a concert or a random party night somewhere due for its dimension and weight.


By Rick

from Marin

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

20x versus 5x zoom lenses.

 
4.0

PROS

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

I am retired and enjoy wandering around, really seeing things clearly for the first time.. I set up this camera on a tripod and use the exposure compensation dial to really capture the shadows and the moods of my shots. The clarity, color, and sharpness of my pictures shocks me when I see them on my computer screen.


By Jack

from Powell, Ohio

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Great alternative to a full size SLR!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Tilt /Swivel LCD
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Good Image Quality
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • High ISO Performance

CONS

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Family Photos

Comments:

This is really a super camera. All the great reviews are correct. I've always wanted to carry a very small tripod so I could join in our family photos when no one was around to help us. But my EOS D5 was just too big for a small tripod. Now I can carry the G12, which has the important characteristics of the D5, and its little tripod attaches to the bottom of the Canon G12 case. Perfect!


By Oleg

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Impressive camera

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

I took it on vacation instead of my Canon 5D Mark II and I don't regret. The quality is excellent and exceeded all my expectations. It is fun camera with a lot of features. I used it with radio trigger and external flash and got such excellent pictures, that people comment that they look like from magazine.


By May

from Richmond, BC Canada

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

Excellent camera! as advertised

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good in Low Light
  • Good Image Quality
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • Short Battery Life

BEST USES

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

one of the best cameras for casual photographers or enthusiasts


By Big Guy

from Eau Claire, Wisconsin

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified

Superb Design and Build Quality

 
4.0

PROS

  • Great Zoom
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Family Photos

Comments:

The G12 is a wonderful product except for the optical viewfinder, which is almost useless for composing the shot. Way too much of the scene is cut off. The LCD is right-on, though.


By busy mom of 2

from Northern VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Awesome Camera

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good in Low Light
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Short Lag Time
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD

CONS

  • Limited Zoom

BEST USES

  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife photos
  • Travel
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Weddings/Events
  • Family Photos

Comments:

I was looking for a camera that took great photos, but was easy to juggle while chasing 2 active young boys.I also wanted something I could start to play with settings & experiment with taking more interesting photo's. I am thrilled with this camera! The image quality is wonderful & it takes fast beautiful images. I have only had it for a few weeks. In that time have been able to capture all types of photos, under many different kinds lighting, action, landscapes, children,plants, ect. The only type of photos that I was not thrilled with was of a fast paced hockey game. Which may be more of user error. As the manual is on the computer(my only complaint), so I could not read it to find out what I needed to do to get better pics at the game. Besides that all the photos turned out amazing. I love this camera!


By Cap302

from New York, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

A Really Great Camera

 
5.0

PROS

  • Large Clear LCD
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality

CONS

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Complicated

BEST USES

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments:

I needed a camera I can use for automatic everyday shooting as well as for projects that require elaborate manual controls. The G12 delivers both, and with very good image quality in both cases. It's the best in its class.


By The HUT Man

from Valparaiso, IN

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Great for newbie and pros alike!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good in Low Light
  • Good Image Quality
  • Easy To Use

CONS

  • Limited Zoom

BEST USES

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

This is a great camera! We got this to provide us some better quality photos for around the home. This camera takes outstanding quality shots, and easily beats our previous camera (a Canon A720IS). Much better performance in low light, ISO, speed, and image quality in general. Excellent macro shots! We've been a able to get quite creative with the many modes and options ... while not getting so complicated that we just give up. Auto mode works well most of the time, with the occasion to go into manual to alter the shooting even more. Wife loves the camera, so that's a big plus!


By Picture taking Grandma

from Doylestown, Pa.

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

Excellent camera with great features

 
4.0

PROS

  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Body Color
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Easy To Use
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Short Lag Time
  • Great Zoom

CONS

  • Larger than some
  • A bit heavier than others

BEST USES

  • Video
  • Family Photos
  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

This camera is the fastest camera I've ever had. It recovers quickly after flash shots and can take multiple pictures immediately after each other. I never have to worry about missing a good picture again. The photos are crisp and well-balanced as far as color and brightness. The worst feature is that some of the buttons are right where I hold the camera with my right hand. Because of this, the buttons in that area have been pushed inadvertantly at times.


By AlexR

from Maple Grove MN

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified

I will give it A-

 
4.0

PROS

  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good Image Quality

CONS

  • Limited Zoom

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

I was looking for replacement of my Powershot A710 as it's flash died. I gave a try to SX-130 and it did not satisfy me. So I settled with G12. You can find a lot of positive reviews on the web about G12. I would not repeat them, I just will say that my friend, owning G11, said that my G12 is a big improvement. What I would like to see there to be different: -better grip -less weight -faster lenses -printed manual!!!!!! -less compression on jpeg -7x or so of zoom Otherwise - I like it..


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