I went towards LA last week, from Ecuador regarding 10 a short time on family trips, I wished to obtain this cutting edge camera – Canon PowerShot G12 in my hands to feel it, but at Samy’s store at Fairfax blvd, they didn’t possess camera yet,I ordered one from Amazon, (cost?$600 plus fast shipping! because it was the only one available within that moment, although…), finally I have it in my hands.First impressions: small to medium sized enough, certainly not exactly a point & shoot camera, but not to large too, ideal to bring with a better equipment than any point & shoot camera any ended up being without to carry a big DSLR and a lot of lenses, actually I have a Canon 5d mkII, a canon 50d and I began the DSLR world with the famous Canon 20d, something unique is that I use all this cameras with a number of old Nikkor lenses (at least 20 years old) having an adapter ring, for me it is the perfect marriage, Canon body with old Nikkor lenses, obviously I can certainly only use the manual mode and must use the manual focus ring to get focus but…while my sight is 20/20 love the end results.
Some features about this camera:1. Canon G12’s lcd is certainly fantastic, allows to take pictures or movie shoots in efficient any location and condition, nice also while you’re taking videos or you should not desire to be noticed when you find yourself shooting, getting more spontaneous photos.
2. The ergonomic of the wheels for ISO, compensation and the mode selector are very well located, they work firmly.
3. The ultra-modern front wheel, that works for increase or decrease the aperture and shutter speed is very good.
4. The menu in this Canon G12 is simple to use and I want the new formats and sizes you might take pictures, 10: 9, 4: 3, 1: 1, 3: 2, 4: 5 allows to get yourself a better composition and photo formats without crop the image.
5. The rugged feel is without a doubt nice in my position, besides will be in two areas of the camera, where your hand and fingers needs more support.
6. Initially instance I though the optical view finder appears to remain so effortless and “awful” enjoy somebody explained to before, however,, the diopter corrector works fine while I clean the visor glasses, become as a result clear plus nice that actually I am deploying it a whole lot, because need not open the lcd screen and it is possible to ascertain the green or orange light which informs you of that the exposition is OK or not, “going time for the old times”.
7. Used to do not try enough the video, but at first look, it will be OK and even allows to record some interesting moments.
8. The quality of the pictures in this Canon PowerShot G12 is awesome, love it, finally may get almost the quality I possess with my DSLRs but in a small camera.
9. It can be fast, is able to take pictures maybe in a second.
10. The quality of the lcd screen may be just isn’t the best, but, allows you to ultimately see if the picture is ok, and normally any time you see that the picture is ok, at the time you opened in any software the picture is! excellent!
11. to do all the wheels are well located, the buttons are inside right location, I have a relatively normal hands size, use xl gloves, but did not fat fingers.
12. The autofocus works great, fast and through an excellent accuracy, feature not no problem finding in a tiny camera, so reduces the chance of losing a nice photo.
This can be my primary week with this camera, I will let you already know progressively more of my experience.For now, I are really completely happy, fits my requirements. I might suggest this Canon G12 for everyone too.