Monday, September 27, 2010

Canon G12

The 'G" series of cameras have been immensely popular for Canon ever since the 3.3 Megapixel G1 was introduced in 2000. Fast forward ten years, and Canon has introduced the G12. Clad in black, and looking retro sexy as usual. Now featuring a leather crinkle finish on the rubber hand grip. Nice.

Killer specs include: High Sensitivity 10 Megapixel sensor, 1280x720 HD video at 24p and High Dynamic Range (HDR) scene mode.

This is a great semi pro camera that is small enough that you can easily take it with you, whenever you don't want to lug around a heavy and expensive SLR.

The best kept secret is that it can also flash sync at 1/2000 second, which is amazing for a 500 dollar camera. It's bigger brother, the mighty 5D Mark II, is five times more expensive and only syncs at 1/200 second. If you want to shoot outside with strobes during the day, and want to control the sun, there is no better camera at any price.

Pros: Crazy Sync Speed, 720p HD video, HDR.

Cons: No Time Lapse.

List Price: $499.00