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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 50% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon P7000

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Weight
Lighter
310 g vs 401 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              G12
              1. Lens
              P7000
              1. Lens
              2. Sensor shift
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              350 shots
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              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
              P70001.3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/2.8
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              Canon PowerShot G12
              PowerShot G12
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              Coolpix P7000
              Nikon

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