Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot G10

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

39

Canon PowerShot G10

34

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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

$417 - $499

Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$439

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$479

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$417 - $499

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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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.