Canon G12 confirmed

New compact official after series of leaks

G11 replacement packs in HD Ready video, HDR and Hybrid IS.

Today’s already turning camera crazy. With Olympus and Samsung already plying new wares, now it’s the turn of Canon to out its new effort, the G12.

Splashed across the web a few weeks ago, the G12 packs in 720p video, a boost from the old-school G11 which lacked HD recording skills. It also touts HDR photos, as well as Canon’s Hybrid IS feature for taking super sharp Macro shots.

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Inside you’ll find a 10 megapixel sensor, with a 5x optical zoom and a 2.8-inch LCD slapped on the back for checking out your handiwork. If it’s anything like its G11 predecessor, the G12 promises to be one serious piece of kit.

The G12 is set to costs £540 here in Blighty and is due to arrive at the start of next month. Fancy it? Tell us your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.