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

52

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

31

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 macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

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
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
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

$417 - $499

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$545

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Larger screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$439

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$545 body only

$748 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$390 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$719 - $1,198 body only

$859 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Size Larger

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
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