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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Leica D-LUX 4

Canon PowerShot G12
Leica D-LUX 4

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
380 ms shutter lag
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 4

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
248 g

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
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$995.21 vs $1,079.99
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
Significantly 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
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
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G12:$995.21
D-LUX 4:$1,079.99
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
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

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

Common Weaknesses
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
G12:461k dots
D-LUX 4:460k dots
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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$700

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Startup delay Has much less startup delay
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
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

$345 - $398

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

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

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

$487

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$494

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lowest price Much cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399 - $529

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 G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$724

Battery life Much longer battery life
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p No 24p support
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$643

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

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

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$858

Sensor size Larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Weight Slightly heavier
Leica C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Weight Lighter
Size Slightly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
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