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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

52

Nikon D3100

37

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

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 G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$444

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$699

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
External flash No external flash support

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$268 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

discussion

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