Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G15 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

78

Canon PowerShot G12

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G15.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$500

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$699 - $799

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$3,000

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$500

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$548 - $679

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$750

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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Observant PC Guy (7:50 PM, January 21, 2013)
I noticed that the G15 is listed as having a 1/1.8" sensor, vs the 1/1.7" on the G12. If you compare the lenses on the G12 & G15, they are both spec'd at 28-140mm, and both have the same 6.1-30.5mm, so the sensor size could not have shrunk from 1/1.7" to 1/1.8" on the G15, or the focal length would have changed.
 
Avatar for andyken andyken (2:58 PM, November 22, 2012)
It annoys me that camera manufacturers nearly always exaggerate (or lie about!) the wide angle capability of their cameras when quoting '35mm equivalents'. There is a simple formula to work this out: 36 divided by the width of the sensor times the minimum focal length of the lens. So for the Canon G15, this is 36 / 7.4 x 6 .1 = 29.7mm,so the maximum wide angle capability of the G15 is effectively 30mm, but they lie and call it 28mm to make it look better. I don't understand why they are allowed to lie about this, but are required to be honest about other specs?