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

78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
380 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
293 ms shutter lag
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$680

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$700

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 with 17mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$770 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$472 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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Panasonic

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