Updated (November 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

58

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

35

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-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
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-GX1.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$550

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
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-GX1 Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$800 - $1,198 body only

$1,174 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$498

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Lumix DMC-GX1
Panasonic

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