Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

57

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

33

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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
312 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-GF3.

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-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$286 body only

$377 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$200 body only

$350 with 14mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weight Slightly heavier

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Lumix DMC-GF3
Panasonic

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