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Canon PowerShot G12

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Canon PowerShot G12

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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2.5x smaller
Overall image quality Better image quality 50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 250 ms vs 380 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Startup delay Less startup delay 2400 ms vs 2700 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Weight Lighter 198 g vs 401 g
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2x lighter
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $307.00 vs $671.48
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The best price we've seen is $364 cheaper (2.2x less)
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.9"
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More than 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon G12

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 350 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S100:2400 ms
              G12:2700 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S100:153 ISO
              G12:161 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S100:20.7 bits
              G12:20.4 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S100:50.0
              G12:47.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              15 seconds
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S100:12,800 ISO
              G12:None
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S100:6,400 ISO
              G12:3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S100:12 MP
              G12:10 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              S100:11.6 EV
              G12:11.2 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $299

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $327

              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $511 - $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $549

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $488

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $759

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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