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

59

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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-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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$541

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

$490

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-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$312 with 14-42mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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

discussion

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