Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

40

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

Battery life Much longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$449

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$498

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$380

Screen size Much larger screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$411

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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