Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

55

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Canon PowerShot G12

47

Canon PowerShot G12

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
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)
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
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Overall image quality
Better image quality
50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
$400.09 vs $829.42
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The best price we've seen is $429 cheaper (2.1x 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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G12:161 ISO
              X10:245 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G12:47.0
              X10:50.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.8"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G12:5x
              X10:4x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              G12:15s
              X10:30s
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              G12:None
              X10:12,800 ISO
              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
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G12:10 MP
              X10:12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $599

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $520

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $830

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $570

              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
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $671

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168 - $293

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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