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

50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

30

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

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 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-GF2.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$421

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$590

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Significantly larger

discussion

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

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