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Canon Powershot G12 Digital Camera

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Canon G12
Great upgrade from Canon the Powershot G12, Canon’s replacement for the G11.
* Excellent low light shooting with a 10.0 Megapixel high-sensitivity (up to ISO 3200) CCD
* Canon 5x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer and Hybrid IS (this compensates for shift-based movement common when hand-holding for macro/close-up shots)
* Electronic Spirit Level to keep those horizons horizontal, and a proper optical viewfinder
* Full Manual control with Front Dial, ISO adjustment, RAW & DPP software
* HD Movies (720p) with stereo sound and HDMI
* Auto High Dynamic range (but you need a tripod for this)
* flip out view screen (These are great when you want to shoot from exciting low level viewpoints. Saves having to lie on the floor to see which way the camera is pointing).

Canon G12 back

Lovely camera. Perfect if you want a high quality compact, or just as a handy spare for those days you don’t want to lug your heavy SLR kit all over the place. And it doesn’t matter how much you know about photography because for the beginner there are loads of preset picture modes, while the experienced photographer can enjoy total control with Manual, Aperture Priority, and Shutter Priority exposure modes.

This camera also allows you to shoot with a whole stack of aspect ratios, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, 16:9 and 4:5 to save cropping in your photo editor later. I like the idea 1:1 – same as a Hasselblad.

You might also want to consider a Canon Speedlight so that you are fully equipped with a high quality portable light source wherever you are. You’ll find a Speedlight packs a much bigger punch than the built in flash, and, with a Canon Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, or a Canon Flash Speedlite Wireless Remote Transmitter ST-E2 you’ll have a lot more versatility and be able to be a little more creative with your flash lighting. I personally never use a camera’s built in flash gun, apart from not usually having enough power for what I want, they are too close to the lens (so the modelling from the light is not attractive) and they also eat into the camera’s battery power, so not using the built in flash means I can take more pictures before I need a recharge. The G12 has a hot shoe that will take an accessory flashgun, a remote cable, or a wireless transmitter.

Canon Powershot G12
Highly Recommended

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