Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Samsung TL500

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
380 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung TL500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 
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Advantages of the Canon G12

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 47.0 vs 40.0
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Around 20% better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 240 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Color depth Better color depth 20.4 bits vs 19.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 161 ISO vs 129 ISO
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The G12 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 11.1 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Samsung TL500

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the TL500'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
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 114x63x29 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 320 ms vs 380 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.9"
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Around 40% thinner
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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Supports RAW RAW support Help
        Better editing
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        G12:11.2 EV
        TL500:11.1 EV
        Weight Heavy Help
        G12:401 g
        TL500:386 g
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        G12:380 ms
        TL500:320 ms
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        G12:161 ISO
        TL500:129 ISO
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        G12:2 fps
        TL500:1.5 fps
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        G12:20.4 bits
        TL500:19.2 bits
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        G12:720p @ 24fps
        TL500:480p @ 30fps
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        G12:47.0
        TL500:40.0
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        G12:5x
        TL500:3x

        Compared to recent pro digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        G12:15s
        TL500:16s
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        10 MP
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        3,200 ISO
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G11

        Canon PowerShot G11

        Pro digicam

        $429

        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $360 - $574

        Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

        Pro digicam

        $599

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $200 - $400

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Nikon Coolpix P7800

        Pro digicam

        $547

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Pro digicam

        $299

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

        Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $499

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $420 - $449

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Boutique

        $549

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot G10

        Canon PowerShot G10

        Pro digicam

        $899

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Nikon Coolpix P7100

        Pro digicam

        $550

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

        Samsung TL500 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung EX2F

        Samsung EX2F

        Pro digicam

        $399

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

        Digicam

        $180 - $249

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
        Samsung WB750

        Samsung WB750

        Travel zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Samsung NX100

        Samsung NX100

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $858 with 20-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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