Updated (September, 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Canon PowerShot G11 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Winner
Canon PowerShot G11

41

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G11

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm

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differences

Advantages of the Canon G11

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the G11's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G11's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ7

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
103x60x33 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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2x smaller
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Weight
Lighter
229 g vs 375 g
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Around 40% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.3 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G11None
              DMC-TZ76,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G111.1 fps
              DMC-TZ72.3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G113,200 ISO
              DMC-TZ71,600 ISO
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              G11480p @ 30fps
              DMC-TZ7720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G115x
              DMC-TZ712x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $305

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot G11 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $957

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399 - $699

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $869

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen size Larger screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40

              Travel zoom

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures

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