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Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
83
Imaging
35
Features
50
Overall
41
Canon PowerShot G12 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Key Specs

Canon G12
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 401g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Revealed January 2011
  • Older Model is Canon G11
  • New Model is Canon G15
Casio EX-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 59 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Canon G12 versus Casio EX-ZR15, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by brands Canon and Casio. There exists a huge gap among the sensor resolutions of the G12 (10MP) and EX-ZR15 (16MP) and the G12 (1/1.7") and EX-ZR15 (1/2.3") offer totally different sensor size.

Photography Glossary

The G12 was brought out 11 months prior to the EX-ZR15 which means that they are both of a similar generation. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a detailed comparison, here is a quick view of how the G12 matches up versus the EX-ZR15 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon G12 over the Casio EX-ZR15

 G12 EX-ZR15 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Canon G12

 EX-ZR15 G12 
IntroducedJanuary 2012January 2011More recent by 11 months
Screen dimensions3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon G12 and Casio EX-ZR15

 G12 EX-ZR15 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Screen resolution461k461kIdentical screen resolution
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to lug around your camera often, you have to consider its weight and measurements. The Canon G12 has got physical dimensions of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 401 grams (0.88 lbs) and the Casio EX-ZR15 has proportions of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

Look at the Canon G12 versus Casio EX-ZR15 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are employing at the time. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the G12 and the EX-ZR15.

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the G12 and EX-ZR15 is 83 and 93 respectively.

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's hard to envision the gap in sensor measurements only by seeing specs. The visual below might provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the G12 and EX-ZR15.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The G12 featuring a bigger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field easier and the Casio EX-ZR15 will produce extra detail having its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop pictures more aggressively. The older G12 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G12 Portrait photography details
Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography details
47
manual focus
high flash sync (1/2,000s)
includes face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
40
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon G12 Street photography details
Casio EX-ZR15 Street photography details
64
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
heavier than competition in class (401g)
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon G12 Sports photography factors
Casio EX-ZR15 Sports photography factors
34
has image stabilization (Optical)
great battery (370 CIPA)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
no phase detect AF
44
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
great battery life (325 CIPA)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon G12 Travel photography highlights
Casio EX-ZR15 Travel photography highlights
60
great battery (370 per charge)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (401g)
low megapixels (10MP)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
67
great battery life (325 per charge)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G12 Landscape photography information
Casio EX-ZR15 Landscape photography information
49
manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (2.8")
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
great battery (370 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse recording
49
has manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
great battery life (325 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
manual exposure not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G12 as a Vlogging camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Vlogging camera
60
fairly wide (28mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external mic socket
heavier than competition in class (401g)
33
quite wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
missing microphone socket
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Canon G12 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G12 and Casio EX-ZR15
 Canon PowerShot G12Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Brand Canon Casio
Model type Canon PowerShot G12 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2011-01-19 2012-01-09
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 4 Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 2.8 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 461 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 5.20 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 401g (0.88 lb) 176g (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.2 not tested
DXO Low light rating 161 not tested
Other
Battery life 370 photos 325 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-7L NP-110
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $600 $249