Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G12 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Canon PowerShot G12 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Winner
Canon PowerShot G12

43

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G12.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$550

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$490

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

Battery life Much longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion

Canon PowerShot G12
PowerShot G12
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
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