Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot A640

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

64

Canon PowerShot A640

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
1.9"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A640

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A640.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$695

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Super zoom

$530 - $849

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger

Canon PowerShot A640 Competitors

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Digicam

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$700

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,300 body only

$2,844 with 50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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