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

78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

47

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
259 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-GX1.

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-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$784 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$406 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
External flash No external flash support

discussion

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