Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Casio Exilim EX-H20G

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Casio Exilim EX-H20g

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

43

Casio Exilim EX-H20G

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-H20g

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Weight
Light-weight
216 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Casio Exilim EX-H20G.

differences

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/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the G12's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Casio EX-H20g

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
103×68×29 mm vs 112×76×48 mm
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2x smaller
Weight
Lighter
216 g vs 401 g
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Around 50% lighter
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$464.17 vs $971.28
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The best price we've seen is $507 cheaper (2.1x less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.9"
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Around 40% thinner
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              G12720p @ 24fps
              EX-H20g720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G125x
              EX-H20g10x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $407

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $780

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $849

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $649

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Casio Exilim EX-H20G Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-H10

              Casio Exilim EX-H10

              Travel zoom

              $329

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $259

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Casio Exilim EX-ZS100

              Casio Exilim EX-ZS100

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $189

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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