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

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Casio Exilim EX-H20g

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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 Casio Exilim EX-H20g

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
216 g
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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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
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
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)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
Longest exposure Slightly 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 3.0" 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 103x68x29 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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2x smaller
Weight Lighter 216 g vs 401 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.9"
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Around 40% thinner
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        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
        EX-H20g:720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        G12:5x
        EX-H20g:10x

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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $305 - $429

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        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

        $399 - $499

        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

        $528 - $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

        $504

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $490

        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

        Casio Exilim EX-H20G Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $430 with 14-42mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Significantly larger
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $499 with 14-42mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Casio Exilim EX-H15

        Casio Exilim EX-H15

        Travel zoom

        Weight Lighter
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Ricoh GR Digital III

        Ricoh GR Digital III

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $633 - $698 body only

        $1,098 with 14-42mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Larger

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