The PowerShot G12's RAW mode lets you shoot images without JPEG compression. It gives you clearer images and complete creative control in editing. RAW images are transferred directly to the computer where they can then be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application to adjust your images as you please. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions, and with 28 Shooting Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way:
The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
The ultimate in creative control, you select both aperture and shutter speed manually.
Define and store your own settings to achieve the effects you prefer.
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
The lens constantly autofocuses, avoiding any shutter lag.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won’t miss those special shots.
Ensure highly accurate auto focusing when shooting fast-moving subjects.
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
High Dynamic Range*
Takes three shots, of the same scene, in different exposures in succession and combines all three images together to capture an image with flattering shadows and highlights. *Tripod is required.
Creates the look and feel of old photographs using sepia tones and saturation.
Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect.
(Note: Optional Waterproof Case WP-DC34 required for shooting any underwater images)
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 24 fps for up to 25 min. and 08 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps or for up to 43 min. and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour 58 min. and 19 sec. or 4GB per clip.
Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
I Love My G12!
It does everything I want it to do and MORE. I use it in many different settings, photographing many different people, places, and things. The only draw back is that it takes a little time from when I press down on the shutter and when the camera does its thing. I HIGHLY recommend this camera for some one that wants very high quality pictures and doesn't want to lug around a bulky DSLR.
October 10, 2012
G12 CAMERA REVIEW
I HAVE MY CAMERA SINCE DECEMBER 17, 2010. I NOTICED THAT I ALWAYS HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH THE FOCUS, I THOUGH IT WAS ME. THEN ON AND OFF, SINCE THE BEGINNING, I HAD A BLANK SCREEN BUT AFTER FEW SECONDS IT WORKED NO PROBLEM.
THEN ONE DAY IN MAY IT JUST STOP WORKING THE SCREEN WENT BLANK AND THE FEW TIMES IT WORKED IT GAVE ME A DISTORTED IMAGE! MY CAMERA NEVE EVER HAD A FALL. FOR THE PRICE VERY DISAPPOINTED. I WILL LOOK FOR ANOTHER BRAND NAME.
July 12, 2013
So far I enjoy the G12, specially when travel with my child.
It's light, and still takes beautiful pictures.
February 1, 2013
Images good - built quality not
After 2 years:
- lens door mechanism broke
- massive dust intrusion in the optical viewfinder
December 11, 2012