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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

$727

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Dynamic range More dynamic range
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

$470

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$727

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
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