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

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Canon PowerShot G11

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Canon PowerShot G11

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon G11

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Battery life Much longer battery life 1000 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 3x more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Less startup delay 2500 ms vs 2700 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Weight Slightly lighter 375 g vs 401 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $469.00 vs $509.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon G12

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 380 ms vs 540 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 11.1 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 2 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G11:$469.00
              G12:$509.00
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G11:540 ms
              G12:380 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G11:11.1 EV
              G12:11.2 EV
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G11:2500 ms
              G12:2700 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G11:169 ISO
              G12:161 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G11:1.1 fps
              G12:2 fps
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              20.4 bits
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              G11:480p @ 30fps
              G12:720p @ 24fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              47.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.8"
              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
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/2.8
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420 - $449

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $899

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot G11.

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $494

              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

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              discussion

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              kdizzle (3:16 PM, October 09, 2011)
              The G12, $150 cheaper? Now that's just bad, bad research. Very misleading in the score.
               
              Naturalmystic580 (7:25 AM, May 17, 2011)
              I prefere my g11 because i can take panoramic pictures  and the g12 not.