Next generation PowerShot G camera announced

Canon G12 features HD movie recording capability and new applications

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Next generation PowerShot G camera announced The latest in the Canon PowerShot G series is the 10 MP G12, capable of also recording HD video.
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By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 21, 2010

Canon Middle East has announced a new addition to its PowerShot range.

The PowerShot G12, the latest in the PowerShot G series, has been designed to offer professional levels of camera control and compatibility with a wide range of accessories.

The G12 features Canon's HS System, 720p HD movie recording and Hybrid IS as well as a new front dial which provides improved handling and quicker manual control.

The latest PowerShot camera is the first G-series model with the HS System, which, with a combination of a high-sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4 processor, is designed to provide high image quality in all lighting conditions. This means that users can shoot at higher ISOs and retain good image quality. The HS system also allows users to shoot in low light conditions without using a flash or tripod. The ability to use a higher ISO means that when the flash is used, its range is extended and faster shutter speeds can be used, reducing the risk of blurring on moving subjects.

In very dark shooting conditions, the low light mode is designed to extend the ISO range up to 12800.

The latest PowerShot is compatible with a new optional lens filter adapter, which extends with the lens when using the zoom to offer full coverage throughout the zoom range.

The G12 comes with a 28mm wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens and also features a new Electronic Level function which ensures the camera is level in both horizontal and vertical shooting.

Multi-Aspect shooting in 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, 16:9 and 4:5 formats allows photographers to choose which composition and result they want to capture as the image is taken. This removes the need to post-process.

The PowerShot also includes a new high dynamic range shooting mode, which, while shooting on a tripod, takes three different exposures of the same high contrast image, before analyzing and combining the shots to create an image that is closer to what is being viewed by the user.

A new tracking AF mode has also been added to the camera to track objects in motion

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