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

52

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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 G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$415

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$700

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$490

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$725 body only

$587 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$578 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Less startup delay
Size Larger

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Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Lumix DMC-G3
Panasonic

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