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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
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 5

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the D-LUX 5's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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Around 20% larger sensor
Size
Smaller
110×65×25 mm vs 112×76×48 mm
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2.3x smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.9"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight
Lighter
271 g vs 401 g
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More than 30% lighter
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
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/4000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G122 fps
D-LUX 52.5 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
G12461k dots
D-LUX 5460k dots
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Movie format HD (720p) video Help
G12720p @ 24fps
D-LUX 5720p @ 30fps
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
G121/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
D-LUX 51/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm

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discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
Canon

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Leica D-LUX 5
D-LUX 5
Leica

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