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

Canon PowerShot S95 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Winner
Canon PowerShot S95

70

Canon PowerShot G12

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$476

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$265

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$275 - $279

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$680

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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