Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100

Canon PowerShot G12 front
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 Key Specs

Canon G12
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 401g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Previous Model is Canon G11
  • Successor is Canon G15
Casio EX-FC100
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F3.6-8.5) lens
  • 156g - 100 x 59 x 23mm
  • Released January 2009
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Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 Overview

Here is a thorough overview of the Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Canon and Casio. The sensor resolution of the G12 (10MP) and the EX-FC100 (9MP) is fairly comparable but the G12 (1/1.7") and EX-FC100 (1/2.3") offer totally different sensor sizing.

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The G12 was announced 2 years later than the EX-FC100 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting straight to a thorough comparison, here is a concise view of how the G12 scores versus the EX-FC100 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G12 over the Casio EX-FC100

 G12 EX-FC100 
ReleasedJanuary 2011January 2009Fresher by 25 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display size2.8"2.7"Larger display (+0.1")
Display resolution461k230kSharper display (+231k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Canon G12

 EX-FC100 G12 

Common features in the Canon G12 and Casio EX-FC100

 G12 EX-FC100 
Manual focus More accurate focus
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry your camera often, you will have to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon G12 provides outer measurements of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") having a weight of 401 grams (0.88 lbs) and the Casio EX-FC100 has proportions of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you select at that time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the G12 against the EX-FC100.

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the G12 and EX-FC100 is 83 and 94 respectively.

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 top view buttons comparison

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to visualise the contrast in sensor sizing purely by going through specifications. The visual here should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the G12 and EX-FC100.

To sum up, each of these cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The G12 using its larger sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field easier and the Canon G12 will provide greater detail with its extra 1MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The younger G12 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 sensor size comparison

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G12 Portrait photography info
Casio EX-FC100 Portrait photography info
manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/2,000 seconds)
features face detect focus
supports RAW files
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
you can focus manually
no external flash support
megapixel count low (9MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon G12 Street photography highlights
Casio EX-FC100 Street photography highlights
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
heavier than competition in class (401 grams)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon G12 Sports photography advice
Casio EX-FC100 Sports photography advice
built in image stabilization (Optical)
better than average battery pack (370 per charge)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
megapixel count low (9MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G12 Travel photography features
Casio EX-FC100 Travel photography features
better than average battery pack (370 CIPA)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
relatively wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (401 grams)
low MP (10MP)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon G12
Landscape photography with Casio EX-FC100
manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (2.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (370 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
lack of Time Lapse function
you can focus manually
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
small screen (2.7 inch)
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G12 Vlogging details
Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging details
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic port
heavier than competition in class (401g)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.6)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic socket
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Canon G12 vs Casio EX-FC100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G12 and Casio EX-FC100
 Canon PowerShot G12Casio Exilim EX-FC100
General Information
Brand Canon Casio
Model Canon PowerShot G12 Casio Exilim EX-FC100
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-19 2009-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 9 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) ()
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.6-8.5
Macro focus range 1cm -
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.8 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 461k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 1 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/2000 seconds -
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps),448 x 336 (240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 401 grams (0.88 lbs) 156 grams (0.34 lbs)
Physical dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.2 not tested
DXO Low light score 161 not tested
Battery life 370 pictures -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-7L NP-40
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Card slots One One
Price at release $600 $300