Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
0 cm
Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon G12

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the G12's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 380 ms vs 460 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G12's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Startup delay Less startup delay 2000 ms vs 2700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Size Smaller 103x61x38 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 220 g vs 401 g
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Around 50% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Zoom Slightly more zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 1.9"
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More than 20% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        G12:1 cm
        SX200 IS:0 cm
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        G12:380 ms
        SX200 IS:460 ms
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        G12:720p @ 24fps
        SX200 IS:720p @ 30fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $420

        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

        $479

        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

        $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 SX200 IS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $250

        Size Larger
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

        Travel zoom

        $422 - $446

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        $290

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S600

        Nikon Coolpix S600

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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