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Canon PowerShot G12

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Canon PowerShot G12

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Weight
Light-weight
193 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G12

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 380 ms vs 610 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 350 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
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
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 99x58x29 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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2.4x smaller
Startup delay Less startup delay 2200 ms vs 2700 ms
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Around 20% less delay when turning on
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 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 193 g vs 401 g
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2.1x lighter
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.9"
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Around 40% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $323.95 vs $509.00
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The best price we've seen is $185 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G12:380 ms
              S95:610 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G12:11.2 EV
              S95:11.3 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G12:161 ISO
              S95:153 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G12:2 fps
              S95:1.9 fps
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              20.4 bits
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G12:2700 ms
              S95:2200 ms
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 24fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              47.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G12:5x
              S95:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              15 seconds
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G12:None
              S95:12,800 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $278 - $400

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $249

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $469

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $494

              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 G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $899

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

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $420

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture

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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