Canon G12 Leaks Out, Finally Gets HD Video - Photography Bay

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Bruce, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Amidst other Canon camera announcements earlier today, the Canon G12
    briefly appeared on Cnet Asia. It’s gone from the site now, but the
    key features and specs are out in the open.

    Canon PowerShot G12 Key Features
    10MP CCD Sensor
    5x Optical Zoom (28-140mm equivalent)
    2.8" Tilt/Swivel LCD
    Manual Exposure Control
    720p HD Video Capture
    Optical Image Stabilization
    In-camera HDR Mode

    In essence, the G12 is to the Canon PowerShot S95 what the G11 is to
    the S90 – its bigger, stronger cousin. One of the major criticisms of
    recent Canon G-Series cameras has been remedied with the introduction
    of the G12 – the ability to capture HD video. And, while captured
    video is only the 720p flavor at best, it should be much better than
    the VGA-resolution video found in the G11.

    My best guess at pricing and availability would be $499 and available
    in September/October. Of course, we’ll have the full specs, price and
    availability dates once that G12 is officially unveiled.

    via Canon Rumors
    Bruce, Aug 20, 2010
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  2. Robert Spanjaard, Aug 20, 2010
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  3. The same size? Only if you can find a 10mm thin, 70 g, 14-70mm lens and
    combine it with the Panasonic GF1 (the smallest MFT available). Even the
    20mm pancake makes the GF1 bigger than the G11/12.
    Robert Spanjaard, Aug 20, 2010
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    I agree.

    720P video is also a disappointment for a camera such as this.
    Bruce, Aug 20, 2010
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    A surprise indeed. It is sold in Europe as the IXUS 1000 HS. I
    checked the specs and it is 1080P. That's pretty rare ... there are
    quite a few cameras around that shoot 1080i but 1080P is welcome.

    Something not quite right here. Why does Canon put 1080P on a
    consumer-grade camera but only 720P on these two PowerShots?
    Bruce, Aug 21, 2010
  6. Depends on which pocket. Both won't fit in tight jeans, but you can
    easily take the G12 in a coat. No matter how you look at it, saying that
    they're the same size is just nonsense.
    A second control dial. In fact, the G12 now has better manual controls
    than any DSLR, which don't have dedicated dials for ISO and EV-control.

    What kind of changes did you expect? The G11 hasn't even been around for
    one year.
    Robert Spanjaard, Aug 21, 2010
  7. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    You cared enough to reply.
    Bruce, Aug 21, 2010
  8. No, size is not subjective. It's twice the size and weight with a
    comparable lens. There's nothing subjective about that.
    It's ahead compared to the G11, just like it's behind modern APS-C
    cameras. A bit like its size, really.
    Compared to other cameras in its class, the IQ of the G11 is very good.
    I agree that it's slow. But even my EOS 10D is fast enough for my
    needs. :)
    Robert Spanjaard, Aug 22, 2010
  9. Bruce

    John Turco Guest


    So what? My Kodak Z7980 (12MP, 24x optical zoom) can do HDV (1280 x 720),
    at 30 fps. I don't know whether that's progressive, but, it sounds pretty
    damned good.

    Actually, I've never even shot >any< movies with it, in the 2+ months I've
    owned the Z7980; I'm not a huge fan of digicams' video modes, obviously.
    John Turco, Aug 30, 2010
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