Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

53

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Thin
Thickness
1.9"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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 SX30 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$695

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Super zoom

$530 - $849

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Larger

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$489

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$254

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$431 - $449

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

discussion

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Avatar for David Degnan David Degnan (10:06 PM, February 22, 2011)
The only downside to the G12 is its limitations in video. I hear focus and zoom cn't be changed while recording. And I just really like the ergonomics of the SX30IS, like a little DSLR. I don't like bricks like the S95, but the G12 does look to have a nice grip.