Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Canon G12 Doomsday Clock

OK, I don't know what this is.

At random and unpredictable times the Canon G12, when powered on, will show the display as seen above. It's been happening since I got the camera a few months ago; it'll disappear upon turning the camera off and then on again. Up until now I've never had another camera available to record the event; luckily, I was able to borrow Barbara's nice new S95 the other night to take a quick snap.

I don't know what the display is supposed to represent. Although it doesn't match up with the time of day it does seem to be some sort of clock . . . (?)

1 comment:

Mike Mundy said...

Ha . . . posted this on the dpreview site, and the answer seems to be this:

"You display the clock by pressing and holding the FUNC/SET button. I suppose it is the same on the G12.
It shows the time set in the camera; if it does not match the current time of day you may to adjust your time setting."

As I replied: "Thanks! I suppose that I was inadvertently activating the clock by having my thumb on the Func/Set button while turning the camera on."