Rated 5 out of
Great Camera!"I decided I needed a smaller (lighter) camera to take along on my trip to Peru so I bought the Canon G12 after considering quite a few others. It turned out to be a great decision! This really is a top compact camera with lots of features for both the amateur and the advanced. Much of the time (climbing Machu Picchu and trying to keep up with the non-photographers group) I just set it to Auto (sorry) and let it do it's thing as I snapped off quick shots. During the rests and camps, I got to play around more with the controls. I was not disappointed by this camera! When I got home and saw the results (in Auto, AV, TV & Manual in all kinds of lighting situations) I was thrilled. The image quality was far better than I had anticipated.
The G12 controls are easy to access, the camera has heft so it feels like a ""real"" camera, it's very sturdy and took a lot of abuse on this trip which included the Amazon Jungle, Peruvian highlands, white water rafting, and 4 days climbing Machu Picchu, as well as numerous flights, buses, boats & alpacas!
I would highly recommend the G12."