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Canon PowerShot G12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1954 reviews of Canon PowerShot G12. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the viewfinder. Many are negative about the manual image adjustments and shutter.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

shutter, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon PowerShot G12


Canon's top end, enthusiast-targeted G12 compact is built like a tank and boasts some impressive firepower. But can it outgun its very impressive high performance rivals?

Vast array of manual controls, Exceptional build quality, Tilt and rotate screen, Accessory shoe, Excellent image quality

Below average video mode, Bulky for a compact, Expensive

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Canon G12 review


Portable alternative to a DSLR, with as many features, is a little pricey

Sep, 2011

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Canon PowerShot G12 review


Canon's latest G-series has a lot to live up to. Luckily, it's no slack snapper

A supremely capable digital compact that edges its rivals in most of the areas that count

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Canon PowerShot G12


The G12 is Canon's new premium PowerShot digital compact and while it inherits most of the key feature of its predecessor, the G11, it also builds on these with some neat new equipment. The new kit includes a control dial on the front for enhanced...

Image quality, JPEG and RAW capture, build, extensive feature set, multi-angle LCD, great control layout and handling

High ISO noise problems, sluggish focusing, size, price

While it's not without flaws, and it's not cheap, it's the creativity and versatility that are the watch words that really make the G12 - and the G-series cameras as a whole - ideal as pro's back up or an enthusiast’s photographic powerhouse.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

First Look: Canon PowerShot G12


Pocket-lint got some exclusive hands on time with the Canon PowerShot G12 behind closed doors before the global announcement today. We've brought you the news and shown you the camera from every angle, but here's what we garnered from our time with the...

Build quality, controls at your finger tips, vari-angle display

Price, no 1080p capture

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (

Canon G12 review


The Canon G12 offers some interesting improvements over the Canon G11

Good manual controls ; Decent image quality ; Small size ; Good LCD screen

Not as good as a DSLR ; Softness at higher ISOs

The latest in its G-series range of high-flying compact cameras, Canon's PowerShot G12 replaces the flagship PowerShot G11 just a little over a year after the latter was released.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : PC Advisor (

Canon PowerShot G12 review


The Canon PowerShot G12 is an advanced compact camera that can fit in your pocket, yet provides a full gamut of manual controls and a relatively big zoom.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Canon PowerShot G12 review


While the PowerShot G12 builds on the successful formula set out by the G11, it doesn't really add anything new. It is perhaps best to think of it as a G11 Mark II, but this is no bad thing – the G11 is an excellent camera, winning AP's 2010 Enthusiast...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

Canon PowerShot G12 camera review


If you're looking for a high performance camera with great imagequality, you should get a digital SLR, right?

Tank-like build feels like it can take a pounding. Tons ofexternal controls on the camera body will bring out the pro in you.Locking down the resolution at 10 MP means it's a better performerin low light. Very good 720p HD capture with stereo sound....

Even lower-priced competing models offer higher-resolution1080p HD video capture. Only digital zooming during video capturedegrades quality. Imaging sensor is still tiny, though otheradvanced compacts have gone big. Antiquated menu system

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

Canon PowerShot G12 review


The Canon PowerShot G12 is an advanced compact digital camera that can fit in your pocket, yet provides a full gamut of manual controls and a relatively wideranging zoom.

Plenty of manual features, good image quality, versatile lens

Grainy image quality, noticeable lens barrelling, shutter button is poor, rear buttons feel cheap

Feb, 2011

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