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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
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

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

$1,606

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$608

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$498

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$579 body only

$700 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$349 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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