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Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« on: August 12, 2011, 07:39:07 am »
Hi Guys and Gals

I am considering buying a Mik and Druk to take on the Bike.

I have been using my Canon 7D ,but it needs to be in the Top Box and by the Time I Stop and get it out the Gang is 3 KM down the road.

I have found a G 12 in Centurion with a Underwater housing for R 6000

and a G 11 in Cape Town with underwater housing for R 5000

Does anyone know these cameras ?

Any thought or suggestions or other Makes you could reccomend ?

« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 07:39:49 am by hayleyscomet »
 

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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 07:46:26 am »
I owned a G11 which was lost during New Year's in Vic Falls (long story) and now own the G12. Easy, convinient and takes great quick pics. I hang mine around my neck when I ride (in a neoprene cover) and it's quick to get to. You wont be sorry.
 

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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 07:49:10 am »
N fotograaf van die Tuis tydskrif gebruik dit vir sy privaat foto's en het dit vir my aanbeveel. Die gehalte van die foto's is uitstekend. Dit was die beste kamera kopie wat ek nog gemaak het. Groot voordeel is dat dit sy eie battery het en die battery hou lank.  
 

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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 07:54:40 am »
Not bad but definitely not worth the money, for R2500 you can buy the CANON Powershot D10 which is waterproof (10m) and dustproof. I am using it and when itís dirty after a ride I wash it - best of all, 12mpix and my wife which is pro photographer canít believe the gr8 quality pictures of this D10!!
 

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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 07:55:49 am »
Not bad but definitely not worth the money, for R2500 you can buy the CANON Powershot D10 which is waterproof (10m) and dustproof. I am using it and when itís dirty after a ride I wash it - best of all, 12mpix and my wife which is pro photographer canít believe the gr8 quality pictures of this D10!!

quite correct. Or the Nikon equivalent.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 08:10:41 am »
Not bad but definitely not worth the money, for R2500 you can buy the CANON Powershot D10 which is waterproof (10m) and dustproof.
Have to agree, R5k is too much for a mik-'n-druk
Rather then buy 2 x D10 Powershots and give one to your riding buddy to take photos of you when you hit the deck  :pot:
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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 08:15:38 am »

WOW guys thanks for the Response

I dont now the D10 ,but will Google it quick.

R 6000 is allot but i would like something good to take with and not miss the SLR.

Bergie ...love that comment bud ...I seem to be the only one with a Camera when we RIDE...guess they know I will take 500 pics.

WOuld be nice to be in some of them for a change.

Look forward to hearing more feedback.
 

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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 09:12:08 am »
I think what you need is a helmet cam, or learn to shoot from the saddle  ;D
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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 09:45:04 am »
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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011, 10:23:54 am »
I have a G9, have had a G10.  I agree that the G series are expensive.  They are aimed at professional photographers who want a really good pocket sized camera.  The lens is only 6X optical & I wish it was wider angled but you can do photo stitching.  I wish the viewfinder was digital so I could see the picture in bright sunlight - the optical viewfinder is quite out of register from middle distance & closer.

My G9 broke on a trip (my fault) I immediately bought a G10.  Did not consider any other camera as I like them so much.

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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 10:52:15 am »
does the G10  handle "moving  " shots  ... like when a bike ?car moves past at speed

my pentax sucks at action shots , and , actually  sucks when conditions aint perfect
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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011, 11:09:32 am »
My wife bought a G10 and is very happy with it. Action shots as well as all other types of pics. Must be one of the most versatile cameras out there.
The G11 and G12 are newer upgraded models I believe so should be great as well.
She bought herself a D7 a  few months back, loves it, but still uses the G10 all the time. Small, practical and very capable. :thumleft:
By the way her hobby is photography and we will sometome run out of wall space at home for all the pics. ;D
 

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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011, 04:02:48 pm »
I have got my G12 permanently in my tank bag. It is a great "little" camera takes very good quality pics. The low light function is a great bonus as well as the screen that can swivels and turns.
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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 04:15:33 pm »
Quite a few pro photographers use the G12 as a backup camera, they are very good. My wife has one too, loves it.
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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2011, 04:34:51 pm »
It depends how serious you are about image quality.

I know when the G10 first came out serious photogrephers with top of the range DSLR's were blown away by the G10's image quality with some favourable comparisons made with even medium format cameras in terms of resolution and detail, and smoothness etc.

You can buy cheaper point and shoots sure, but they wont give you the same image quality.   

So it depends how obsessive are you about image quality.  Most cameras these days give acceptable results.  I'm even quite impressed with my iPhone's camera. 

But a camera like the G10/11/12 will allow you to blow a photo up and hang it on the wall, where the same image taken with a cheaper camera might show some flaws (which you may be unaware of but would be obvious to a pro).
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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011, 04:45:57 pm »
Best camera I own.
Since I bough it have never really taken the SLR on trips any more
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Re: Canon G 12 - What do you Think
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2011, 06:17:08 pm »
The waterproof housing alone is worth a couple of grand.

Have been looking for a housing for ages for my G10, just not willing to fork out the cash just for diving.

G10 is a great camera. would not take anything else on a trip.
And its way easier to adjust settings on the G10 then on a EOS 7D