Updated (April, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

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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
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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the G12's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life Longer battery life 350 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX30V

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX30V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom More zoom 20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Size Smaller 107x62x35 mm vs 112x76x48 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 254 g vs 401 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.4" vs 1.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $368

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448 - $580

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $255 - $800

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $1,258

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        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

        $500

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Boutique

        $549 - $1,098

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot G11

        Canon PowerShot G11

        Pro digicam

        $439

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Startup delay Less startup delay
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot G10

        Canon PowerShot G10

        Pro digicam

        $849

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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

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        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Samsung Galaxy Camera

        Travel zoom

        $70 - $350

        Screen size Much larger screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

        Travel zoom

        $330

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $221

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Focus points Many more focus points
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $458 - $994

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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