Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

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Canon PowerShot G12

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Canon PowerShot G12

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
200 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Focus points
Many focus points
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Macro focus
Great macro
1 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 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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 112x76x48 mm vs 117x70x57 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/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
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
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality Better image quality 50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $323.50 vs $628.88
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The best price we've seen is $305 cheaper (around 50% less)
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 Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              X10:2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G12:$628.88
              X10:$323.50
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G12:11.2 EV
              X10:11.3 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G12:20.4 bits
              X10:20.5 bits
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.8"
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G12:47.0
              X10:50.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G12:5x
              X10:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              G12:15s
              X10:30s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G12:None
              X10:12,800 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G12:461k dots
              X10:460k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $401 - $598

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

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $410

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $899

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $337

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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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