Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon Coolpix P330

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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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P310

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G12

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Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
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
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 350 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P310

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the P310's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 103x58x32 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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2.1x smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 2 fps
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3x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 194 g vs 401 g
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2.1x lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.3" vs 1.9"
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More than 30% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $418.00 vs $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $131 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G12:$549.00
P310:$418.00
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G12:5x
P310:4.2x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
G12:15s
P310:4s
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
G12:10 MP
P310:9.7 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
G12:2 fps
P310:6 fps
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
G12:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
P310:1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$282

Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
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
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has way more more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Focus points Has much fewer focus points
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $350

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$420

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

$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

$479

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

$494

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

Nikon Coolpix P310 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$295

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340

Pro digicam

$347

Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Sensor size Larger sensor
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$310

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Macro focus Worse macro capability

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