Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot G10

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

67

Canon PowerShot G10

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.

competitors

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

$599

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

Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$344 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$622

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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Roger (10:11 PM, December 09, 2010)
Hi....I agree with the comments above regarding G10 vs G12 prices...As a benchmark for you, as of today 12/9/10, you can order a G12 for $469 from Amazon....$30 off the retail price of $499. When I bought my G10 on 12/12/08, I got it for $419 from Amazon, a savings of $80 from the same retail of $499 for the G10 at that time.

What works for me is to always buy my first camera in a line from Amazon using their discount then I upgrade it at the local camera store after 2-3 years with a trade-in allowance they give me for my older model. As an example, last year I traded in my Canon XTi DLSR for a brand new T1i for a total cost of $424 plus tax compared to the T1i $799 retail cost last year I got a trade-in allowance of $225 for the XTi.

As for resolution concerns, my first Canon was a G3 with only 4 mp and I took some of my best shots ever with it. So trading my G10 with 14 mp down to 10 mp is not a large concern for me with al the G12 perks you mention.....Thanks for your comparisons
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:40 PM, November 17, 2010)
Hi Larry, you're right thats an absurd price. For some reason once cameras stop generally being available for sale (e.g. older models such as the G10), some online stores offer them at high prices, and Snapsort automatically finds those prices. Though I agree they're not very useful as no one would pay that much for the camera.

If you're curious where the price came from, just go to the G10 prices page:

http://snapsort.com/cameras/Canon/PowerShot_G10/best-prices
 
Larry Poke (5:35 PM, November 17, 2010)
Where do you find a G10 for just under $1,000? I have NEVER seen them listed at this price. I bought my G10, brand new, in the box, with all the accessories for $499. The credibility of your other observations is somewhat in doubt.