Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Canon PowerShot S10

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S10

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot S10 over the Canon PowerShot G12.
 
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Advantages of the Canon G12

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Screen size Much larger screen 2.8" vs 1.8"
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Around 60% larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 12 cm
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Focus on subjects 12x closer to the lens
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
True resolution Much higher true resolution 10 MP vs 1.9 MP
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Capture more than 5x more detail in your photos
Movie format Shoots movies 720p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The G12's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Canon S10

Size Smaller 106x70x34 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 320 g vs 401 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.9"
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Around 30% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
        Tunnel
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        G12:2 fps
        S10:1.7 fps
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        G12:720p @ 24fps
        S10:None
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        G12:28 mm
        S10:35 mm
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        G12:2.8"
        S10:1.8"
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        G12:5x
        S10:2x

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $449

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $335 - $673

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $255 - $400

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $396 - $399

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $449

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Boutique

        $549

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot G11

        Canon PowerShot G11

        Pro digicam

        $550

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot G10

        Canon PowerShot G10

        Pro digicam

        $714

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Pro digicam

        $550

        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

        Canon PowerShot S10 Competitors

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        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $55 - $348

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        $400

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot S90

        Canon PowerShot S90

        Pro digicam

        $146

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $250 - $268

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Pentax MX-1

        Pentax MX-1

        Pro digicam

        $292

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Viewfinder No viewfinder

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