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

56

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

34

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
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
703 ISO
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
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 G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$699

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$800

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$499

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p No 24p support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Fujifilm X-E2S

Fujifilm X-E2S

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 body only

$999 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 - $1,298 body only

$1,250 with 20mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$290 with 14mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Overall image quality Worse image quality

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
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