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Old Sep 14, 2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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The finally announced the G12

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consum.../powershot_g12
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I'm pleased they kept using a sensible MP count and the low ISO samples look very good. Waiting to see what it can do at the higher end.
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I don't know...those sample pix (model and parrot) didn't look impressive to me. Possibly there were other sample pix in the article, that I haven't seen yet.

Don't get me wrong I really like the G series and I'm eagerly anticipating a full test on the new G12.

I realize the G series has a small sensor, but when a small camera is close to the price of an entry DSLR (I know larger sensor) my expectations are correspondingly high.

I have been following the G series with great interest as it would be a very good carry around.

I will be interested in seeing a comparison test between the Nikon 7000 and Canon G12.....and even though it's in a different class...the rangefinder style, Olympus with interchangeable lenses. Can't think of the name.

I haven't done a side by side to see the diff in physical size....but with Sony and Olympus downsizing camera bodies ...the future for small cameras looks interesting.
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what are these cameras for? Nikon p7000 and g12
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The olympus models in the same price range is the m4/3 epl-1 with the interchangeable lens. It does have high IQ then the currently G11 and much better iso performance at 1600iso. The sony nex 3 is in the same price range also. So the p7000 and G12 have some serious challengers in the same price point. But they are slightly smaller

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I don't know...those sample pix (model and parrot) didn't look impressive to me. Possibly there were other sample pix in the article, that I haven't seen yet.

Don't get me wrong I really like the G series and I'm eagerly anticipating a full test on the new G12.

I realize the G series has a small sensor, but when a small camera is close to the price of an entry DSLR (I know larger sensor) my expectations are correspondingly high.

I have been following the G series with great interest as it would be a very good carry around.

I will be interested in seeing a comparison test between the Nikon 7000 and Canon G12.....and even though it's in a different class...the rangefinder style, Olympus with interchangeable lenses. Can't think of the name.

I haven't done a side by side to see the diff in physical size....but with Sony and Olympus downsizing camera bodies ...the future for small cameras looks interesting.
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what are these cameras for? Nikon p7000 and g12
for shooting pics of reasonable quality, when you want most of the DSLR's controls and options, but don't really want to lag a DSLR kit
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for shooting pics of reasonable quality, when you want most of the DSLR's controls and options, but don't really want to lag a DSLR kit
i see.. it's like having mini dslr
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i see.. it's like having mini dslr
more like having a digital rangefinder, but they are not RF, just RF styling, and they do have a zoom lens (not interchangeable though).
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