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Canon Powershot G12 digital camera.

Anyone who knows their stuff will be aware it's the best compact camera around and has specs comparable with many mid-range DSLRs - all packed into a smaller and more portable body.

RRP is about £400. Been looking out for the a good deal for ages and the cheapest I've seen from a reputable retailer is Best Buy for £379. Using the voucher code "CAMERA75" drops the price to £351.49. Complete with free postage.

Haven't seen anywhere reliable selling for near that price, so thought it worth posting on here. I've just bought mine anyway. :)

Link to the CNET review is here: http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/compact-digital-cameras/canon-powershot-g12-review-50000737/

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banned#1
Best you say, Yet no mention of it here
http://reviews.cnet.com/best-compact-cameras/
#2
In fairness, it's 4.5/5 star rating on the link I provided trumps all those listed
#3
I wouldn't use CNET for in depth camera reviews, dpreview.com is much better.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/CanonG12/
#4
Agreed, maybe my critic review could have been more photography based.

However, rather than just one or two critics' view, I also like to use something like Amazon, where a sample of 29 actual users have rated it 4.5/5.

In addition the American site has the same rating from a sample of 145 users.

It's a good camera whichever way you look at it. Just a case of whether you're willing to pay a bit more over a cheap £100 Nikon Coolpix.


Edited By: passenger58 on May 03, 2011 15:00
#5
Good price btw, heat added :-)
#6
its very competive again any camera on that list. Very good non-slr
banned#7
All the reviews i come across are saying things like
"The S95 fits in a pocket and has unbeaten image quality for a compact. It has the same sensor as the G12 and G11, but a better, faster lens! "
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/recommended-cameras.htm

Or do you think a worst lens makes it the best camera :|
#8
Its ken rockwell so I wouldn't take his word as worth much.
#9
eek
Its ken rockwell so I wouldn't take his word as worth much.


Maybe you could explaiin the problem with Ken Rockwell? Most of us have never heard of him and know no reason to dismiss him so easily.
As for the camera, they are excellent in most conditions and are highly rated for their size/performance, the fact that many pro photographers carry one routinely in their jacket pockets helps back this up. Many bridge cameras have far bigger zooms and occasionally faster lenses but don't fit pockets so well. These models have always been expensive and are aimed at a particular market, not the general snapper.

As for the deal, never heard of this lot but they are listing this for under £300: https://www.yorkshirecameras.com/digital-cameras/canon/canon-powershot-g12-digital-camera?currency_code=GBP&of_tid=rL97aezUxubJa4df5k9KRk8zPCBUo06EnTfVD4bVXygTuupiLcs5frKYU-yJV8fZ

Edited By: blodnik on May 03, 2011 15:34: added deal comment
#10
AWFUL COMPANY - BUYER BEWARE
FAIL TO TURN 4 TIMES
LIE CONTINOUSLY ON THE PHONE AND TO CUSTOMERS
TAKE MONEY OUT OF ACCOUNT WITHOUT DELIVERY OF GOODS

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
banned#11
That thing don't look compact to me.....
#12
supercasual
AWFUL COMPANY - BUYER BEWARE
FAIL TO TURN 4 TIMES
LIE CONTINOUSLY ON THE PHONE AND TO CUSTOMERS
TAKE MONEY OUT OF ACCOUNT WITHOUT DELIVERY OF GOODS

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
The site at Yorkshire Cameras http://www.yorkshirecameras.com is a bunch of scammers copying the credentials of Martin's Camera Shop, see http://www.martinscamerashop.co.uk/contact-us-2-w.asp for warning!
#13
Alarms bells ring when the whois lookup address:
Stasys Puniskis
473 High road
Leyton, Londonas e10 5el

does not match the contact address on the website:
22a Main Street
Barwick-in-Elmet
West Yorkshire
LS15 4JQ.
#14
DubDriver

Alarms bells ring when the whois lookup address:
Stasys Puniskis
473 High road
Leyton, Londonas e10 5el

does not match the contact address on the website:
22a Main Street
Barwick-in-Elmet
West Yorkshire
LS15 4JQ.


Nice one, as with anything that seems too good to be true . . .
#15
even scarier

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?p=49601524

"I have just discovered an Internet fraud company that specialises in credit card cloning.

run and owned by the evil Stasys Puniskis (a punk in disguise)"

http://znethru2010.blog.co.uk/2011/04/24/yorkshire-cameras-fake-fraud-rip-off-scam-credit-card-clone-11047798/
1 Like #16
Ridiculous how this has been voted cold. Let's see someone find a reputable retailer selling for less.
#17
Good price but Canon's own S95 looks to be the better buy for most people I would think due to faster lens and being smaller and lighter........
1 Like #18
passenger58
Ridiculous how this has been voted cold. Let's see someone find a reputable retailer selling for less.
It was still worth posting for people like myself who use the site first to see what the cheapest price is for any particular item before buying, the voting dosn't matter.
#19
People....

This is a better camera than most of the 'pocket' compacts being mentioned and there IS a reason why it is more expensive than them.

It is not simply 'just' a point and shoot, it also has some very good manual controls and features that enable it to take fantastic shots!

And please remember that it may well be the same 'lens' as other cameras, but there is still a difference in sensors, SW and processing done by the camera inside.

If you are after this type of camera then it is pretty much one of the best.

If you are after a simpler 'point n shoot' then there may well be little point in spending this much money on something that is far more than that.
#20
a666andy
People....

This is a better camera than most of the 'pocket' compacts being mentioned and there IS a reason why it is more expensive than them.

It is not simply 'just' a point and shoot, it also has some very good manual controls and features that enable it to take fantastic shots!

And please remember that it may well be the same 'lens' as other cameras, but there is still a difference in sensors, SW and processing done by the camera inside.

If you are after this type of camera then it is pretty much one of the best.

If you are after a simpler 'point n shoot' then there may well be little point in spending this much money on something that is far more than that.

but surely not much difference from Canon's own S95 ? which has the faster lens and the smaller plus lighter body and I would guess the same software processing... I could barely see any difference in the specs to be honest but I did only take a cursory look at them... so whilst this is a good price for the G12 the S95 makes a more compelling purchase...

Edited By: afroylnt on May 04, 2011 22:25
1 Like #21
afroylnt
a666andy
People....

This is a better camera than most of the 'pocket' compacts being mentioned and there IS a reason why it is more expensive than them.

It is not simply 'just' a point and shoot, it also has some very good manual controls and features that enable it to take fantastic shots!

And please remember that it may well be the same 'lens' as other cameras, but there is still a difference in sensors, SW and processing done by the camera inside.

If you are after this type of camera then it is pretty much one of the best.

If you are after a simpler 'point n shoot' then there may well be little point in spending this much money on something that is far more than that.

but surely not much difference from Canon's own S95 ? which has the faster lens and the smaller plus lighter body and I would guess the same software processing... I could barely see any difference in the specs to be honest but I did only take a cursory look at them... so whilst this is a good price for the G12 the S95 makes a more compelling purchase...
.... for you. Not everyone has the same requirements, particularly for professional use where the G12's flip-out screen, optical viewfinder, flash shoe, longer battery life and host of accessories are invaluable. Plus greater focal length, a more sophisticated lens, closer macro distance, faster shutter speed and other specialist features lacking on the S95.

The G12 has a neck strap, the S95 only a wrist strap, there's a clue as to the type of photographer the S95 is aimed at, they are two different animals, that's why Canon make them both!
#22
DubDriver
afroylnt
a666andy
People....

This is a better camera than most of the 'pocket' compacts being mentioned and there IS a reason why it is more expensive than them.

It is not simply 'just' a point and shoot, it also has some very good manual controls and features that enable it to take fantastic shots!

And please remember that it may well be the same 'lens' as other cameras, but there is still a difference in sensors, SW and processing done by the camera inside.

If you are after this type of camera then it is pretty much one of the best.

If you are after a simpler 'point n shoot' then there may well be little point in spending this much money on something that is far more than that.

but surely not much difference from Canon's own S95 ? which has the faster lens and the smaller plus lighter body and I would guess the same software processing... I could barely see any difference in the specs to be honest but I did only take a cursory look at them... so whilst this is a good price for the G12 the S95 makes a more compelling purchase...
.... for you. Not everyone has the same requirements, particularly for professional use where the G12's flip-out screen, optical viewfinder, flash shoe, longer battery life and host of accessories are invaluable. Plus greater focal length, a more sophisticated lens, closer macro distance, faster shutter speed and other specialist features lacking on the S95.

The G12 has a neck strap, the S95 only a wrist strap, there's a clue as to the type of photographer the S95 is aimed at, they are two different animals, that's why Canon make them both!

Good points. On a G11 I tried the optical viewfinder was'nt very good. If someone is considering only having one camera then these are useful functions over an S95.

Personally I use a D5000 and a compact as well so the smaller size of the S95 as well as the faster lens (increase in focal length on the G12 is too small to make a difference for me) make it much more desirable than a G12.
#23
afroylnt
a666andy
People....

This is a better camera than most of the 'pocket' compacts being mentioned and there IS a reason why it is more expensive than them.

It is not simply 'just' a point and shoot, it also has some very good manual controls and features that enable it to take fantastic shots!

And please remember that it may well be the same 'lens' as other cameras, but there is still a difference in sensors, SW and processing done by the camera inside.

If you are after this type of camera then it is pretty much one of the best.

If you are after a simpler 'point n shoot' then there may well be little point in spending this much money on something that is far more than that.


but surely not much difference from Canon's own S95 ? which has the faster lens and the smaller plus lighter body and I would guess the same software processing... I could barely see any difference in the specs to be honest but I did only take a cursory look at them... so whilst this is a good price for the G12 the S95 makes a more compelling purchase...

The absence of a viewfinder and hot plate for external flash are big differences for pro's etc, along with more AF and exposure modes, increased and easier manual control etc. LIke photography and taking control, being creative etc then G series, mainly point and shoot S series.
#24
Guys, don't try to buy from these people. It's a fake online shop and your credit card will be cloned.

I've just lost cash, anyone else affected should report them on actionfraud.org.uk and get a crime report number. :(
#25
angryfraudvictim
Guys, don't try to buy from these people. It's a fake online shop and your credit card will be cloned.

I've just lost cash, anyone else affected should report them on actionfraud.org.uk and get a crime report number. :(

with regard to http://www.bestbuy.co.uk ? - this is the actual bestbuy uk site. Are you sure ?
#26
this is a top deal for this camera. Wish the s95 or lx5 were in stock so I could use the same discount... :(

Edited By: daveredfern on May 08, 2011 13:39
#27
Not sure why this is cold as it's a great price.

I'm after a new Canon and am not a professional. Would the pics on this be noticably better than on a Powershot SX220?
#28
Wicked666
Not sure why this is cold as it's a great price.

I'm after a new Canon and am not a professional. Would the pics on this be noticably better than on a Powershot SX220?


I am no expert but currently own a dslr and looking for a compact. If you're just taking point and shoot pictures you probably won't notices a huge difference. The g12 or s95 (might be a better option as its more of a comparable size to the sx220) will perform much better in low light. The g12 is more for those who want more manual controls where as the sx220 is for point and shoot users.

Remember that this is not a small compact camera, it is not the sort of camera to fit in your pocket (at least without looking like you're excited).

I'd recommend going in store and playing with the g12, s95 and sx220 to see which you prefer. Remember the sx220 is getting on half the price of the other two options and the g12/s95 is borderline entry level dslr.
#29
Wicked666
Not sure why this is cold as it's a great price.

I'm after a new Canon and am not a professional. Would the pics on this be noticeably better than on a Powershot SX220?


Good advice from daveredfern, in addition consider that the SX220 is almost half the weight, has a much greater zoom and is smaller than the G12. I'd think of the SX220 more as a holiday camera, in that respect it will do all you need without the bulk of the G12 and potentially you'll get more out of it rather than being tempted to leave it at home due to size & weight. Although the G12's flip-out screen in handy I doubt you'd miss that, the hot-shoe, or notice poorer quality images. You'll also save £120.

SX220 also does (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 movies too, though I'd check to see if their any reviews about quality.
#30
DubDriver
Wicked666
Not sure why this is cold as it's a great price.

I'm after a new Canon and am not a professional. Would the pics on this be noticeably better than on a Powershot SX220?


Good advice from daveredfern, in addition consider that the SX220 is almost half the weight, has a much greater zoom and is smaller than the G12. I'd think of the SX220 more as a holiday camera, in that respect it will do all you need without the bulk of the G12 and potentially you'll get more out of it rather than being tempted to leave it at home due to size & weight. Although the G12's flip-out screen in handy I doubt you'd miss that, the hot-shoe, or notice poorer quality images. You'll also save £120.

SX220 also does (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 movies too, though I'd check to see if their any reviews about quality.


A more comparable camera to the sx220 would be the panasonic tz10 or newer tz20.

The best advice I can give is to go look at them instore to see which you find comfortable to hold and easy to use. After all specs are only one small part of photography, you need to find something you'll want to use.


Edited By: daveredfern on May 08, 2011 23:00
#31
Cheers guys - will do. Only ever had Canon's and never had any problems and they're relatively quick to start up and not much lag between pics so not looking at other brands at moment.
#32
DubDriver
afroylnt
a666andy
People....

This is a better camera than most of the 'pocket' compacts being mentioned and there IS a reason why it is more expensive than them.

It is not simply 'just' a point and shoot, it also has some very good manual controls and features that enable it to take fantastic shots!

And please remember that it may well be the same 'lens' as other cameras, but there is still a difference in sensors, SW and processing done by the camera inside.

If you are after this type of camera then it is pretty much one of the best.

If you are after a simpler 'point n shoot' then there may well be little point in spending this much money on something that is far more than that.

but surely not much difference from Canon's own S95 ? which has the faster lens and the smaller plus lighter body and I would guess the same software processing... I could barely see any difference in the specs to be honest but I did only take a cursory look at them... so whilst this is a good price for the G12 the S95 makes a more compelling purchase...
.... for you. Not everyone has the same requirements, particularly for professional use where the G12's flip-out screen, optical viewfinder, flash shoe, longer battery life and host of accessories are invaluable. Plus greater focal length, a more sophisticated lens, closer macro distance, faster shutter speed and other specialist features lacking on the S95.

The G12 has a neck strap, the S95 only a wrist strap, there's a clue as to the type of photographer the S95 is aimed at, they are two different animals, that's why Canon make them both!

The main reason the S95 is superior to the G12 is the quality F2 lens which lets in twice as much light. Why would anyone want to carry a house brick around with a slower lens. The S95 It is half the weight, has a bigger screen and a faster shutter speed, it makes a perfect companion to a DSLR.
http://www.digitalrev.com/en/canon-powershot-g12-vs-g11-vs-s95-comparison.html

Edited By: toaster on May 11, 2011 11:54
#33
toaster
DubDriver
afroylnt
a666andy
People....

This is a better camera than most of the 'pocket' compacts being mentioned and there IS a reason why it is more expensive than them.

It is not simply 'just' a point and shoot, it also has some very good manual controls and features that enable it to take fantastic shots!

And please remember that it may well be the same 'lens' as other cameras, but there is still a difference in sensors, SW and processing done by the camera inside.

If you are after this type of camera then it is pretty much one of the best.

If you are after a simpler 'point n shoot' then there may well be little point in spending this much money on something that is far more than that.


but surely not much difference from Canon's own S95 ? which has the faster lens and the smaller plus lighter body and I would guess the same software processing... I could barely see any difference in the specs to be honest but I did only take a cursory look at them... so whilst this is a good price for the G12 the S95 makes a more compelling purchase...

.... for you. Not everyone has the same requirements, particularly for professional use where the G12's flip-out screen, optical viewfinder, flash shoe, longer battery life and host of accessories are invaluable. Plus greater focal length, a more sophisticated lens, closer macro distance, faster shutter speed and other specialist features lacking on the S95.

The G12 has a neck strap, the S95 only a wrist strap, there's a clue as to the type of photographer the S95 is aimed at, they are two different animals, that's why Canon make them both!


The main reason the S95 is superior to the G12 is the quality F2 lens which lets in twice as much light. Why would anyone want to carry a house brick around with a slower lens. The S95 It is half the weight, has a bigger screen and a faster shutter speed, it makes a perfect companion to a DSLR.
http://www.digitalrev.com/en/canon-powershot-g12-vs-g11-vs-s95-comparison.html

"Why would anyone want to carry a house brick around with a slower lens*"? Because:
The G12 has a faster available shutter speed
*The G12 is faster at the S95's maximum focal length of 105mm
The G12 has a flip-out screen
The G12 has an optical viewfinder
The G12 has a flash shoe
The G12 has a larger focal length
The G12 has a longer battery life
The G12 can use Tele-converters, Lens & filter adapters
The G12 has a more sophisticated lens
The G12 has a closer macro distance
The G12 has a neck strap

Also see the post on the link you submitted, namely:

"I've owned a G1, G2 and a G3 so I'm a big fan of the flip/twist LCD. I recently took a G12 on a trip (leaving my DSLR at home) Compared with the S95, - Longer zoom (140mm) was more important to me than fast F2.0 lens - Quick Shot mode allowed me to capture a few shots I'd have otherwise missed - ND filter allowed me to blur the water in a waterfall - and the flip/twist LCD was probably the biggest single reason I was glad I went for the G12 rather than the S95. It allows taking photos at unusual angles, you can twist it to minimise the effect of sunlight on a bright day, and one of our travelling companions declared "I want one"

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