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

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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
Macro focus
Great macro
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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
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
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
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
Movie format Shoots movies 720p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
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" 6.4x4.8mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
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
Longest exposure 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
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        G12:2.8"
        S10:1.8"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        G12:28 mm
        S10:35 mm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        G12:5x
        S10:2x

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Boutique

        $549 - $610

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Pro digicam

        $409

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Color depth Has slightly less color depth
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $331 - $567

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $450

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Pro digicam

        $468 - $547

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Nikon Coolpix P7700

        Nikon Coolpix P7700

        Pro digicam

        $559

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $439 - $499

        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 G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot G11

        Canon PowerShot G11

        Pro digicam

        $729

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Canon PowerShot G10

        Canon PowerShot G10

        Pro digicam

        $900

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $355

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Canon PowerShot S10 Competitors

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        Canon PowerShot S20

        Digicam

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Nikon Coolpix P330

        Nikon Coolpix P330

        Pro digicam

        $245

        Screen size Much larger screen
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $187

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Movie format Shoots movies
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Super zoom

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Sony NEX C3

        Sony NEX C3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $766 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Viewfinder No viewfinder

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