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LCD attachment on the Canon G12

The LCD screen on the Canon PowerShot G12 is flexibly attached to the body. In particular, the LCD is hinged on the side and can be flipped out for odd-angle shots in both portrait and landscape orientation. Also, this fully articulated, swivel type of LCD attachment is often appreciated by videographers for its flexibility. Moreover, v-loggers like the design because the screen can be turned to be front-facing.

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Flexible screen on the G12

In terms of size and resolution, the rear LCD of the Canon G12 measures 2.8 inches and offers a resolution of 461,000 dots. The panel is not touch sensitive.

Canon G12 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 2.8 inch
LCD Resolution 461k dots
LCD Attachment Swivel screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

Back side of the Canon G12 with LCD

G12 and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 2.8-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.


Camera to camera comparisons

The Canon PowerShot G12 is a fixed lens compact camera that was officially introduced in September 2010 and is equipped with a 1/1.7-inch sensor. It offers a resolution of 10 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $499.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Canon G12 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
#   Camera
(Type or
000 dots)
(inch/000 dots)
Canon G12optical n2.8 / 461 swivel n 1/4000s 1.1/s Y Y
Canon G16optical n3.0 / 922 fixed n 1/4000s 2.2/s Y Y
Canon G15optical n3.0 / 922 fixed n 1/4000s 2.1/s Y Y
Canon SX50202 n3.0 / 461 swivel n 1/2000s 2.2/s Y Y
Fujifilm X10optical n2.8 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 10.0/s Y Y
Nikon P7800921 n3.0 / 921 swivel n 1/4000s 8.0/s Y Y
Olympus E-450optical n2.7 / 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5/s Y n
Panasonic FZ150202 n3.0 / 460 swivel n 1/2000s 12.0/s Y Y
Panasonic G10202 n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.6/s Y n
Panasonic G21440 n3.0 / 460 swivel Y 1/4000s 2.6/s Y n
Panasonic LX5optional n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5/s Y Y
Note: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

One convenient feature of the G12 is the presence of an on-board flash. While this built-in flash is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light to brighten deep shadow areas.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Canon G12
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 28-140mm f/2.8-4.5
    Launch Date September 2010
    Launch Price USD 499
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CCD
    Sensor Format 1/1.7" Sensor
    Sensor Size 7.6 x 5.7 mm
    Sensor Area 43 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 9.5 mm
    Crop Factor 4.6x
    Sensor Resolution 10 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3 648 x 2 736 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 2.07 μm
    Pixel Density 23.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 720/24p Video
    ISO Setting 80 - 3 200 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 12 800 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 4
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 47
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 20.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.2
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 161
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 2.8 inch
    LCD Resolution 461k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 1.1 shutter flaps/s
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type Canon NB-7L power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48 mm
    (4.4 x 3.0 x 1.9 in)
    Camera Weight 401 g (14.1 oz)

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