In another era (say, about 2 years ago), a high-end compact like the PowerShot G12 might have been considered a good option for anyone ready to make the leap from a basic compact, but reticent about the complexity of a DSLR. However, with the rise of mirrorless compact interchangeable-lens cameras â€” some of which are available for about the same price as the G12 â€” there are fewer reasons to pick up a camera like this. However, if you want very good image quality, manual controls, and the ability to shoot RAW images â€” and really don't want to deal with interchangeable lenses of any kind â€” the G12 will still get the job done.
How It Stacks Up
Canon's latest point-and-shoot helps you take solid selfies
In case your smartphone pics just don't cut it.
Canon's industrial-strength drone carries a rumored $20k price tag
The company's first piece of aerial equipment is definitely not for hobbyists.