Canon has expanded its renowned PowerShot G-series portfolio with the launch of new Canon PowerShot G12 (the successor to popular Canon G11), which the company claims as the first PowerShot G model to equip with Canon HS (High Sensitivity) System – a combination of 10-megapixel CCD sensor and DIGIC 4 processor. Canon PowerShot G12 combines an 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD screen, 28mm wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, full manual control, Hybrid IS technology, HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode and RAW shooting in a single device, capable of capturing 720p HD video at 24 frames per second.

Canon PowerShot G12 digital camera that supports an optional Lens Filter Adapter is slated to hit the market in coming October for around $500.