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

45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

27

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-GF2

Overall image quality
Great image quality
54.0
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

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 G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$549

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10

Pro digicam

$800

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$648

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Supports 24p No 24p support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 15-45mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,195 with 14-140mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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