Updated (May 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

54

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$485

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$479

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$368 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 body only

$580 - $598 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 - $748 body only

$1,219 with 45-150mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Larger

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Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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