Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Leica D-LUX 4

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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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 4

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 109x56x27 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G12

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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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Lowest price Much cheaper $509.00 vs $1,169.99
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The best price we've seen is $661 cheaper (2.3x less)
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the D-LUX 4's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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
Size Smaller 109x56x27 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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2.5x smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.9x5.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Weight Lighter 248 g vs 401 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.9"
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More than 40% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Leica D-LUX 4.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor size Large sensors Help
G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
D-LUX 4:1/1.7" 7.9x5.8mm
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G12:$509.00
D-LUX 4:$1,169.99
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G12:2 fps
D-LUX 4:2.5 fps
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 24fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G12:5x
D-LUX 4:2.5x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
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
D-LUX 4:460k dots
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
D-LUX 4:1/1.7" 7.9x5.8mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$430 - $591

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$362 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$676 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

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

$410 - $499

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$527 - $549

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$640

Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$799

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

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$626 - $999

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Size Larger
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$975

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$276

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Lowest price Much cheaper
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

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discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
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