• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Canon PowerShot G12 webpage
Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon G11
G11 vs G12
 
Successor: Canon G15
G12 vs G15
 
General
Model Number: G12 LF1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized EVF
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $499.99
Street Price: $853.79 $247.99
Date Available: 2010-10-01 2013-06-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.2 oz (402 g)
includes batteries
6.8 oz (192 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 3.0 x 1.9 in.
(112 x 76 x 48 mm)
4.0 x 2.4 x 1.1 in.
(103 x 62 x 28 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.08 microns 1.90 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 47 52
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.4 20.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.2 11.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 161 211
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), CR2 JPEG (EXIF v2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.0 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens, 11 elements in 9 groups, 1 aspherical element LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON; 10 elements in 8 groups (4 Aspherical Lenses / 7 Aspherical surfaces)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 28 - 200mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.1 - 30.5mm 6 - 42.8mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 7.10x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.5 (T) - f/8.0 f/2.0 - 8.0 (W) / f/5.9 - 8.0 (T) Multistage Iris Diaphram
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track) Contrast Detection: Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom Color EVF; 0.20-inch, 200K-dot effective, 100% coverage
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a 200,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots 920,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   80
ISO Settings: Auto, 80 to 3200 in 1/3 EV steps; up to 12800 in 2.5-mp Low Light mode Auto, iISO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (Extended)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 250 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist., Special Scene, Low Light Panorama, Scene (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky, 3D Photo), Creative Control (Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color, Old Days)
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Digital Red-eye Correction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft.-23 ft./50 cm-7 m (W), 1.6-13 ft./50cm-4.0m (T) ISO Auto: 0.6 - 7.0m (Wide), 0.8 - 2.3m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: CR2 RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included 87.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): HDMI mini out Micro (Type D) HDMI, AV/USB Multi
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.40 0.56
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.70 0.59
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited 7
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.0 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 12
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   10.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.66 seconds 0.25 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.75 seconds 0.25 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.305 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.98 seconds 0.44 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.076 seconds 0.009 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.7 seconds 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.1 seconds 3.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 370 shots 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-7L Proprietary 3.7V, 950mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-7L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2AE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Articulating LCD, Optical Image Stabilization, RAW Mode, 720p HD Videos, HDMI Out, Face, Blink, Motion Detection, Intelligent Contrast Correction, HDR Mode, Low Light Mode. Built-in EVF, Built-in Wi-FI (IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode), NFC (ISO/IEC 18092(NFCIP-1, NFC-F), USB charging.