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Canon Introduces PowerShot G12

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Canon has announced the latest addition to its popular point-and-shoot PowerShot line - the G12.

This model is a replacement for its predecessor, the PowerShot G11, which we highly rated when we reviewed it last year. The new model offers a number of enhancements such as 720p 24fps video capture, Canon’s HS System, enabling higher ISO shooting, and Hybrid IS, which Canon claims increases the effectiveness of the optical Image Stabilizer when shooting macro subjects.

Canon has again fitted a 10-megapixel CCD in combination with Digic 4 processing. Standard ISO settings go up to 3,200, and can even be extended up to 12,800 for very low-light situations. The lens is 28mm wide, with a 5x zoom range and shots can be viewed on the 2.8in variable angle LCD display at the rear.

Images can be captured as up to 4.2 shots per second and it can capture in JPG or RAW formats. A High Dynamic Range feature has been added, which takes three different exposures of an image and combines them in the camera to create the optimal image.

All told it looks likely to be another hit for Canon. The PowerShot G12 will be available from October 2010 and will have a RRP of £539.

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