LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G12 has a Fully Articulated 2.8" LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. At only 2.8", the screen is on the smaller side and 461kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon G12 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
G12 has a built-in Optical (tunnel) viewfinder.
Max Shutter speed
Canon G12 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
G12 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon G12 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from. Canon G12 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon G12, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
G12 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a None speaker.
Canon G12 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect G12 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon G12 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 370 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Canon G12 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon G12 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon G12 Features Compared to Main Competitors