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By: Epublishing  06-Dec-2011

This 4.4 x 3 x 1.9-inch point and shoot camera is highlighted by several improved features. Its large 2.8-inch Vari-angle PureColor System LCD screen has 461,000 dots and an optical viewfinder so you could easily frame shots that will have eye-popping colors and resolution. Plus, you get to capture blur-free images with the 28mm wide-angle lens and the 5x optical zoom. The Canon PowerShot G12 has a 10-megapixel sensor, an advanced image processor and an ISO maximum setting of 3200. You will be assured of clearer and sharper images with less noise. With its RAW mode, the pictures you capture will have no JPEG compression. If you wish to record RAW and JPEG images at the same time, it is also possible.

The exciting part is the addition of the intuitive High Dynamic Range shooting mode. Whenever you are shooting in locations with high contrast, the digital camera will successively shoot in three different exposures to ensure there are no overexposed and underexposed sections. Then these images will be fused to produce a balanced and flattering single photo. Only selected PowerShot cameras have this.

Although its bulkiness has been criticized, overall, the performance and output of the Canon PowerShot G12 are found to be outstanding. So, as you take this digital camera along, it helps to take a look at the available accessories such as the waterproof case, Speedlite flash series, Speedlite transmitter, filter adapter and Tele-Converter lens.