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

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
External flash No external flash support
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$712

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$580

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$819 body only

$1,291 with 12-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,800 - $1,999 body only

$2,149 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Size Larger
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

discussion

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