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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
 
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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
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 Significantly cheaper $628.88 vs $923.00
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The best price we've seen is $294 cheaper (more than 30% 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)
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
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
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
Size Smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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2.3x smaller
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 Significantly 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
Sensor size Large sensors Help
G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
D-LUX 5:1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
1 cm
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G12:$628.88
D-LUX 5:$923.00
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G12:2 fps
D-LUX 5:2.5 fps
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
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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Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
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
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
D-LUX 5:460k 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

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
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$355

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$331 - $567

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548 - $550

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-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

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

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$400 - $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 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 G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$689

Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$900

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

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Pro digicam

$409

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

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$700

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Size Larger
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769 - $782

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,197

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,949

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$873

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Aperture Significantly 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.