Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Leica D-LUX 5

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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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price Cheaper $671.48 vs $784.02
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The best price we've seen is $113 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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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 5'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
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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2.3x smaller
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
Weight Lighter 271 g vs 401 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.9"
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Around 50% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor size Large sensors Help
G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
D-LUX 5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G12:$671.48
D-LUX 5:$784.02
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 5:2.5 fps
Movie format HD (720p) video Help
G12:720p @ 24fps
D-LUX 5:720p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G12:5x
D-LUX 5:3.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
G12:None
D-LUX 5:12,800 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
G12:461k dots
D-LUX 5:460k dots
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
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
Thickness Is thicker
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
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
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$323 - $591

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$331 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$305 - $429

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 - $597 with 10-30mm lens

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
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$399 - $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

$534

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

$449 - $490

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 G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$849

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

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$675 - $999

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Size Larger
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899

3D Takes 3D photos
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$799

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

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Avatar for Aimee Le Aimee Le (8:05 PM, October 12, 2011)
If you include the free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Software that comes with the Leica D Lux 5, you actually get a better camera for relatively the same price.