Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Canon PowerShot G12

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

47

Canon PowerShot G12

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the Fujifilm X10 or Canon G12

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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
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
112×76×48 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.9" vs 2.2"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor size
Larger sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
245 ISO vs 161 ISO
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The X10 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight
Slightly lighter
350 g vs 401 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G1211.2 EV
              X1011.3 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1220.4 bits
              X1020.5 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G12161 ISO
              X10245 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1247.0
              X1050.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.8"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G125x
              X104x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G12None
              X1012,800 ISO
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1210 MP
              X1012 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G12461k dots
              X10460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $440

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a significantly larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $798

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              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
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $389

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $849

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Many more focus points
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $499 body only

              $560 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              Avatar for Doug Barry-Martin Doug Barry-Martin (8:01 PM, April 26, 2012)
              Much better vewfinder. Fantastic image quality too. 
               
              Avatar for Rostislav Alexandrovich Rostislav Alexandrovich (9:19 PM, November 19, 2011)
              The X10 has better OVF then G12, contrary to whats written here