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So thinking about picking up a G12

 
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Nov 02, 2011 21:27 |  #1

Mainly the G12 would be to keep around when the bigger stuff is not with me - but should be good enough to get a decent photo of something interesting should I come across it.

Can someone explain why this:

http://www.adorama.com​/ICAG12B.html (external link)

Is cheaper than just the camera by itself?

http://www.adorama.com​/ICAG12.html (external link)

I would likely get the package thing and then throw all that extra useless crap away.


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Nov 02, 2011 21:44 |  #2

adorama has a kit deal on the s95 that is cheaper than buying a refurb! i think it's a sucker's test :D.

i picked up the s95 today for $335. i thought about the g12 but i think it's a dated camera. a body that size should have a bigger sensor.

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Nov 03, 2011 01:58 |  #3

The G12 is, indeed, losing points as newer cameras hit the market,
like the S100, with its CMOS sensor and the DIGIC V processor.
This doesn't make the G12 obsolete. It's still an amazing camera.

Regarding the price - it says "Item on Special" beneath the camera images.
I wouldn't throw away an 8GB SD card, a card reader and a lens cleaning kit.
Oh, and it also comes with a spare battery. Dude - that's a nice deal.

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Nov 03, 2011 10:33 |  #4

eyalg wrote in post #13346471 (external link)
The G12 is, indeed, losing points as newer cameras hit the market,
like the S100, with its CMOS sensor and the DIGIC V processor.
This doesn't make the G12 obsolete. It's still an amazing camera.

Regarding the price - it says "Item on Special" beneath the camera images.
I wouldn't throw away an 8GB SD card, a card reader and a lens cleaning kit.
Oh, and it also comes with a spare battery. Dude - that's a nice deal.

-eyalg

The SD card might be okay. The card reader is crap. Lens cleaning kit is crap I'm sure, and I have much better cleaning stuff already anyway. The spare battery is not a Canon and I don't trust the brand so I probably won't use it in the camera.

The S100 is too small for me. I also looked at the SX40 but was not that impressed with the quality.


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Nov 05, 2011 10:42 |  #5
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I'm on my second G12, and the sensor went south (which also happened on the first one) yesterday. The camera's not even a year old.

A buddy is offering me a G11 for $175.00 but, at this point, I'm wary...


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Nov 06, 2011 15:44 |  #6

BreitlingFan wrote in post #13357264 (external link)
I'm on my second G12, and the sensor went south (which also happened on the first one) yesterday. The camera's not even a year old.

A buddy is offering me a G11 for $175.00 but, at this point, I'm wary...

I'm really sorry to hear that. I enjoy your posts and photos. I had date/time reminder prompts on 2 G11's. Chose another camera, and have since replaced that (Pany LX5)

I've looked at the Nikon P7000 and P7100. I've been tempted but haven't taken my wallet out. My Nikon S9100 P&S choice--2 times! was regretted. Gone now.

I didn't have any luck understanding why my G11 failed, and getting a solution--until I posted here, Facebook and twitter.

Good luck!

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Nov 06, 2011 15:50 |  #7

Here is a link to the Facebook group for the G12. Perhaps it would help spreading the news.
edit: sorry! Missing link...
Hope your vendor provides a full credit to a new camera!

Wasn't your first failure during a trip? That would be frustrating!


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Nov 16, 2011 06:41 |  #8

I love my G12 - compared to the s95 they are essencialy the same camera inside. The major difference being the G12 has a hot shoe adapter (which I think makes it an ideal back up camera), the articulating LCD and hard dials.

The thing I like most about the G12 is all the dials. It might just be me but the geek/techie in me likes having a dedicated button and dial for each function. The s95 requires you to dive into the menues.

The only thing the S95 has in its favor to me is the S95 is a much better choice for underwater photography. The lens on the G12 is to wide for people like inon to make a macro and wide angle lens.


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Nov 16, 2011 08:19 |  #9

commit confirm wrote in post #13406760 (external link)
I love my G12 - compared to the s95 they are essencialy the same camera inside. The major difference being the G12 has a hot shoe adapter (which I think makes it an ideal back up camera), the articulating LCD and hard dials.

The thing I like most about the G12 is all the dials. It might just be me but the geek/techie in me likes having a dedicated button and dial for each function. The s95 requires you to dive into the menues.

The only thing the S95 has in its favor to me is the S95 is a much better choice for underwater photography. The lens on the G12 is to wide for people like inon to make a macro and wide angle lens.


Agreed. I love all the external dials on the G12 also. I also have the Nikon P7000 and to be honest the G12 has a better color in low light. The Nikon has very quick focusing in brighter light and the x2 extra Xoom is better then the G12. Everything else, the G12 edges out the P7000. Now the new Nikon P7100 looks very promising. I can't wait to see what the G12's replacement will be. Maybe called the G13? It should be pretty amazing, since the G12 is a awesome camera.

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Dec 11, 2011 23:49 |  #10

commit confirm wrote in post #13406760 (external link)
The only thing the S95 has in its favor to me is the S95 is a much better choice for underwater photography.

Can you elaborate on this a little? I'm on the fence about getting a new G12 and Canon's underwater case.


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