Canon PowerShot G12 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Canon PowerShot G12
Leica D-LUX 5

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
Thickness
Thin
1"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 5.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$417 - $499

Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$437

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$589

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$1,085

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Size Slightly larger
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,399 with 17mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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Leica D-LUX 5
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Avatar for Am0108 Am0108 (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.