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

59

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
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

$415

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$375

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$470

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 body only

$685 - $738 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$252 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 body only

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Size Larger

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Canon PowerShot G12
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