Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon PowerShot G12

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

73

Canon PowerShot G12

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
Great color depth
Color depth
21.7 bits
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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 G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$649

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$720

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$640 - $699

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$490

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Pro digicam

$390

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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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