Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon PowerShot G12

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

59

Canon PowerShot G12

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
Large sensor
Sensor size
Four thirds 18.7x14mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$699

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$485

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$479

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

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Dr_yang (8:29 PM, March 18, 2012)
The sensor size of Canon G1 X is larger the four-third sensor!
 
Axlslash82 (9:06 AM, March 14, 2012)
Is the canon g1x going to be better then the g12 in terms of pic for macro?
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:16 PM, March 06, 2012)
Thanks for letting us know, we will fix that up soon
 
Dodie (8:40 AM, March 06, 2012)
The Canon G12 also has an HDR feature, FYI