Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon D3100

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

75

Nikon D3100

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Really small
Size
Mid size (112×76×48 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Thin
Thickness
1.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$500

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$548 - $679

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$750

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$424 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger

discussion

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