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

41

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

36

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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

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

competitors

Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$500

Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$447

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$446

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$310 - $379

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$392

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$268

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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