Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

45

Canon PowerShot G12

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Light-weight
Weight
193 g
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S95.

competitors

Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$650

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$498

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$444

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$490

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

discussion

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Avatar for Shaun9lives Shaun9lives (6:59 PM, November 26, 2011)
I disagree.  Popularity directly affects the number and availability of aftermarket accessories.  It also, affects resale value, increases the likelihood of continued manufacturer support, and insures a wealth of online support from blogs and forums.  Now, I believe popularity should only be a minor consideration.  However, it most certainly is a factor. 
 
La_romaa (1:21 AM, July 26, 2011)
hey im from argentina. what do u recommend a p7000 or a s95?. i dont know what to buy!. i like the fuctions of the s95. but i like the desing and ergonomics of the p7000. the dials are very useful too. 
So what should i buy?!. please help me ., see ya
 
Hayduke (3:43 PM, April 20, 2011)
I am sorry,but awarding points for popularity is insane .It has NO place in rating a camera. and removing it makes these 2 even