Canon PowerShot G12 Specifications

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Part Number: 4342B001 (Reviewed) Released: October 1, 2010

General

  • Depth
    1.9 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    10.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    10400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10000000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/1.7"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 4
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1000, ISO 320, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 500, ISO 640, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO 125, ISO 1250, ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 2000, ISO 250, ISO 2500
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot, spot AF area
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, stitch assist, underwater, foliage, kids & pets, landscape, low light, portrait mode, poster effect, snow, sports mode
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Color Accent, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Neutral, Nostalgic
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, tungsten light, underwater
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/2000 sec

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 23 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Display

  • Display Format
    461,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Color
    Black

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    5 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-4.5
  • Min Focal Length
    6.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    30.5 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    28 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    2 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.4 in - 19.7 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    9
  • Element Qty
    11
  • Features
    aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    real-image zoom
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.7 frames per second, 0.8 frames per second, 2 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    0 - 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, audio recording, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, histogram display, Blink Detection technology, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera movie editing, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, safety zoom, saturation control, sharpness control, FE lock, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, HS System, Motion Detection Technology, RGB primary color filter, Scene Detection Technology

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1, 1, 1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/2000 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Canon NB-7L
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Canon NB-7L

Software

  • Type
    Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon Remote Capture, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon PowerShot
  • Model
    G12
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.7 frames per second, 0.8 frames per second, 2 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1000, ISO 320, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 500, ISO 640, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO 125, ISO 1250, ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 2000, ISO 250, ISO 2500
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • High Definition Video Support
    720p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 4
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Color Accent, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Neutral, Nostalgic
  • HDR Mode
    Auto HDR mode
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    0 - 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, audio recording, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, histogram display, Blink Detection technology, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera movie editing, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, safety zoom, saturation control, sharpness control, FE lock, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, HS System, Motion Detection Technology, RGB primary color filter, Scene Detection Technology

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot, spot AF area
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, stitch assist, underwater, foliage, kids & pets, landscape, low light, portrait mode, poster effect, snow, sports mode
  • Bracketing Modes
    focus bracketing

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, tungsten light, underwater

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.4 in
  • Height
    3 in
  • Weight
    12.38 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    10 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/1.7"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    14.9 mm ( 1/1.7" )
  • Total Pixels
    10400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    10000000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.8 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.1 cm
  • Display Format
    461,000 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    real-image zoom

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1.6 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    23 ft

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2736, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2736 x 2736, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 3648 x 2048
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, RAW, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    1.5 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second, 24 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 6 frames per second, 6 frames per second
  • Comments
    Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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Canon PowerShot G12

Part Number: 4342B001 Released: Oct 1, 2010
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