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Advantages of the Canon G12

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
350 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Samsung EX1

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the EX1's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$281.89 vs $2,041.61
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The best price we've seen is $1,760 cheaper (7.2x less)
Size
Slightly smaller
114×63×29 mm vs 112×76×48 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.9"
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Around 40% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              G12f/2.8
              EX1f/1.8
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              G122 fps
              EX11.5 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10 MP

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              G1215s
              EX116s
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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