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DISCONTINUED.  This model has been replaced by the Canon G15 available here.

Modified Canon PowerShot G12 10.0 MegaPixel Camera


XNiteCanonG12       UV+Visible+IR 

XNiteCanonG12IR    IR-Only 


Our modified Canon PowerShot G12  can see from about 340nm to 1100nm. 

The camera uses 58mm filters which are available here. If you need to use filters, make sure to order the G12 Adapter Ring.  Note, you should use the XNiteCC1 filter to block infrared light when you want to take a normal picture.  For infrared pictures, you have many options.  If you are just starting, we recommend at least one high cut filter (like a 1000nm or XDP) and one low cut filter (like a 715nm) because they have very different looks.

Because the camera uses an Electonic Viewfinder (EVF), all the focusing is done through the image sensor and you will see the UV, visible or infrared image before you take the picture.

We can convert your PowerShot G12 for $275 for UV+IR+Visible and $375 for IR-Only + return S&H ($20 UPS ground insured domestic USA).  Turn around is usually 1 or 2 days from receipt.

This camera uses 58mm Filters available Here  but you need an special adapter ring.   For normal photographs, you should order an XNiteCC1 filter.  For UV photographs, you can use our XNite330 or XNiteUVR.  We recommend stacking our XNiteBP1 filter to block the small infrared transmission bump that all UV filters have.



Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical / 4x Digital / 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Auto Focus
Focal Length 6.1 (W) - 30.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140 (T) mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal AF: 2.0 in./5cm - infinity (W), 12 in./30cm - infinity (T);
Macro AF: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft./1 - 50cm (W), 12 in. - 1.6 ft./30 - 50cm (T)
Manual Focus: 0.4 in./1cm. - infinity (W), 12 in./30cm - infinity (T)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.8-inch TFT color LCD (Vari-angle type with wide-viewing angle)
LCD Pixels Approx. 461,000 pixels
LCD Coverage Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/4.5 (T)
- f/numbers available in Av and M:
W: f/2.8, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0
T: f/4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0
Shutter Speed 1 - 1/4000 sec.
15 - 1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
- Shutter speeds differs depending on the shooting mode.
- Shutter speeds available in Tv and M:
15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/12500, 1/3200, 1/4000 (Units: sec.)
Built in Flash
Falsh Auto, on, Slow Synchro, off, Red-eye Reduction, FE Lock
- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face AiAF.
Flash Range 1.6 - 23 ft. (50cm - 70m) (W), 1.6 - 13 ft. (50cm - 4.0m (T)
- Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Storage Media SD/SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format Normal, Fine, RAW
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG), RAW (CR2 Canon Original))*
* Images processed with DP
Videos: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Power Source
Power Supply 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-7L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50 LCD Monitor on: Approx. 370 shots
LCD Monitor off: Approx. 1000 shots
Approx: 310 shots when in Quick Shot mode (LCD monitor on) Approx. 7 hours
Power Cable AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC50
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D 4.41 x 3.00 x 1.90 in. / 112.1 x 76.2 x 48.3mm
Weight Approx. 12.4 oz./ 351g (camera body only)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.





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Last modified: June 18, 2015