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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
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
$549.99 vs $1,099.95
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The best price we've seen is $550 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Aperture
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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
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
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
G12461k dots
D-LUX 5460k dots
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10 MP
Movie format HD (720p) video Help
G12720p @ 24fps
D-LUX 5720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G125x
D-LUX 53.8x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
Usually standard
Common Weaknesses
Screen type No OLED screens Help
LCD
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
G121/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
D-LUX 51/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm

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Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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Leica D-LUX 5
D-LUX 5
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