Updated (November 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

53

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

32

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-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
21.2 bits
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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-GF2.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$440

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

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$390

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$444

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$184 body only

$275 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$500 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lumix DMC-GF2
Panasonic

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