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

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
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59

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45

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

Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

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

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Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$1,299

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
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Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$1,606

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$677 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

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