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Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:23 pm

I am trying to get a G12 for a friend (who is a newb who wants a good camera but can't be bothered with DSLRs or M*-ILFs or anything else)

Does anyone know of any good prices for this camera at the moment?

No reputed online seller has this as per Shopbot and the best price (from a reliable seller) I've got from is $677 from Gerry gibbs camera house...
http://gibbscamerahouse.com.au/canonpowershotg12-p-3370.html

Need the camera within 2 weeks.

Can someone help? :cheers:
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:48 pm

surenj wrote:I am trying to get a G12 for a friend (who is a newb who wants a good camera but can't be bothered with DSLRs or M!LFs or anything else)


Sorry??? :biglaugh:
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby radar on Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:50 pm

Suren,

B&H have it in stock and with the way the Aussie dollar is, at $500USD even if you pay for the extra for express shipping, you would get it within the two weeks and probably less then the $677AUD you found.

The G12 is just recently announced so that is likely the reason you are having problem finding someone with stock.

If your friend is can't get the G12 in time, looking at the Cano S95 or Panasonic LX5 would also be good options.

good luck,

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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby chrisk on Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:06 pm

x2 for B&H.
standard shipping from B&H normally has it in your hands within a week has been my experience.
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:24 pm

Patrick, M*-ILF = Mirrorless interchangable something something... no one can remember :mrgreen: :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:40 pm

Thanks André and rooz,

What about warranty with this B&H mob??
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:48 pm

surenj wrote:Patrick, MILF = Mirrorless interchangable something something... no one can remember :mrgreen: :wink: :mrgreen:


I think the "L" was for 'lens' and the "F" was 'fotodevice' or some such thing. However, you have now put DSLRUsers on the google map when someone searches for M1LF! :D
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:51 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:you have now put DSLRUsers on the google map

:biglaugh: I have edited my posts... Maybe you could do the same to yours. :wink: I have thought about how to recruit active members but this method might not work well..
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby chrisk on Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:41 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:
surenj wrote:Patrick, MILF = Mirrorless interchangable something something... no one can remember :mrgreen: :wink: :mrgreen:


I think the "L" was for 'lens' and the "F" was 'fotodevice' or some such thing. However, you have now put DSLRUsers on the google map when someone searches for MILF! :D


while lara was walking the twins in a pram on monday arvo a group of high school kids called her a milf.
she came home and asked me what it meant...lmao

"back in my day" they used to whistle....kids are a little more direct nowadays as it so happens...
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby aim54x on Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:18 pm

Rooz wrote:
Reschsmooth wrote:
surenj wrote:Patrick, MILF = Mirrorless interchangable something something... no one can remember :mrgreen: :wink: :mrgreen:


I think the "L" was for 'lens' and the "F" was 'fotodevice' or some such thing. However, you have now put DSLRUsers on the google map when someone searches for MILF! :D


while lara was walking the twins in a pram on monday arvo a group of high school kids called her a milf.
she came home and asked me what it meant...lmao

"back in my day" they used to whistle....kids are a little more direct nowadays as it so happens...
 LOL...MILF!!!

You should have told her it was a compliment.... :twisted:

Back to the G12....come visit me at the Riesel....I should have stock still (or incoming) and i can only just better that price....
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:51 am

Thanks Cameron, You might just get a visit from my friend. Are you working Thursday nite?
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby DebT on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:26 am

Hi there,
while not trying to discourage you thought I would share my experience with the G10...and just mention that if your friend is female and hoping to have a 'handbag carry everywhere camera' (hence not wanting Dslr etc ), or they are male and intend to carry it at all times, I would go as far as to say this is not the camera for them...
I bought the G10 as a take everywhere camera when I didn't want to lug the dslr around, but I wanted all the functions and quality...at the same time my friend bought one as her 'only camera' because she simply couldn't afford Dslr ... I found that it's physcial size means it just doesn't fit in the handbag so actually doesn't get taken everywhere ...and the carry case , apart from being another $100, looks great ,but actually becomes a bit of a PIA over time. I also find that while it's quicker than a lot of mini compacts , response times are still slow and irritating ie push button, pause, and then it takes the shot . My friend uses her's a lot but still finds it doesn't always get taken simply because of the size .
While there is a lot going for it technically, it's big so be sure they hold it and are comfortable with how it feels in the hand and the button positions etc.
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby TonyT on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:55 am

I have the G9 and echo Deb's comments mine is in the car will be looking for compact as well when I have the time.
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:24 pm

DebT, you are a mind reader. It is a female and she has used the camera before (borrowed from friend). She is ok with the size. [It's the first question that I asked] LX5 doesn't go due to the lens cap.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :cheers:

Thanks Tony for the tip.

I guess the best camera is the one that you have with you. :wink: Which is why I love my 350D. It's small enough not to be too obtrusive.
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:32 pm

Just spoke to the person in question. Apparently she has a big handbag. :roll:
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:03 pm

What about the S95?
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:30 pm

Good question Cameron. I think the G12 may offer quicker adjustments to the manual modes. My friend is keen on learning photography (has asked me about courses and such) and I think this camera is a nice transition to a DSLR in the future. thoughts? or am I off the track here?
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:38 pm

The S95 is smaller, has no lens cap but still retains a nice user interface....I think it is a worthy contender here!
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby 33eji on Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:05 pm

yea, canon G series always good
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby chrisk on Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:36 pm

surenj wrote:Good question Cameron. I think the G12 may offer quicker adjustments to the manual modes. My friend is keen on learning photography (has asked me about courses and such) and I think this camera is a nice transition to a DSLR in the future. thoughts? or am I off the track here?


your thinking is right, but there are alternatives. i'm about to buy an lx5 as we speak but have been hesitating between that and a g12. at the end of the day i picked the lumix over the canon primarily cos its a stop faster with an f2 lens. one stop with a sensor this size is the difference between a nice photo and a noisy mess. i also think the size and weight is far more appealing for a compact camera. at least for me...

the s95 is not really an enthusiast camera per se if you want manual adjustment. great quality from a tiny body though.
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby aim54x on Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:03 am

The S95 actually has really good manual control in my opinion as it seperates shutter and aperture controls completely with the customisable controlling aperture and the rear scroll wheel controlling the shutter speed. This is better than the G11 and all before it, but thankfully the G12 copies the Samsung EX-1 and adds a front control dial to the rear scroll wheel. The S95 adds a F2 lens (at the wide end) whereas the G12 is only a F2.8.
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby aim54x on Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:04 am

 BTW...did your friend end up coming in?
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Re: Wanted to buy Canon G12

Postby surenj on Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:01 am

Not sure Cameron, I haven't heard anything from them. I assume they haven't.
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