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Canon PowerShot G12

from  $375+
79
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

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 — some of which are available for about the same price as the G12 — 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 — and really don't want to deal with interchangeable lenses of any kind — the G12 will still get the job done.

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User Reviews

90
wyspyrs
My first point and shoot and I am thrilled. Small enough to not be a DSLR,...read more
80
captainzantor
Very happy over all. Only two annoyances: sometimes refuses to focus in macro...read more
90
tinus35
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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82
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

80
 

Image quality

84
 

Speed (start-up time, lag)

71
 

Design and form factor

74
 

Battery life

80
 

Video quality

80
 

How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

80
 

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86
 
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88
 

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90
 

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85

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81
 

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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

86
 

Critic

80
 

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86
 
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88
 

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90
 

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