Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3

Portability
83
Imaging
36
Features
50
Overall
41
Canon PowerShot G12 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 front
Portability
90
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29

Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 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
  • Introduced January 2011
  • Replaced the Canon G11
  • Replacement is Canon G15
Fujifilm Real 3D W3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.7-4.2) lens
  • 230g - 124 x 66 x 28mm
  • Announced August 2010
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Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Canon and FujiFilm. The image resolution of the G12 (10MP) and the Real 3D W3 (10MP) is very well matched but the G12 (1/1.7") and Real 3D W3 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor size.

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The G12 was released 6 months after the Real 3D W3 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a full comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the G12 matches up against the Real 3D W3 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G12 over the Fujifilm Real 3D W3

 G12 Real 3D W3 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
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Reasons to pick Fujifilm Real 3D W3 over the Canon G12

 Real 3D W3 G12 
Display size3.5"2.8"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1150k461kCrisper display (+689k dot)

Common features in the Canon G12 and Fujifilm Real 3D W3

 G12 Real 3D W3 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011August 2010Similar generation
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Canon G12 features outer measurements of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") along with a weight of 401 grams (0.88 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 has proportions of 124mm x 66mm x 28mm (4.9" x 2.6" x 1.1") and a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you select at the time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the G12 and the Real 3D W3.

Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the G12 and Real 3D W3 is 83 and 90 respectively.

Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 top view buttons comparison

Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to visualise the gap between sensor sizes just by checking technical specs. The image below will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the G12 and Real 3D W3.

As you can tell, both of the cameras feature the identical resolution but not the same sensor sizes. The G12 has the larger sensor which will make obtaining shallower DOF less difficult.

Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 sensor size comparison

Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G12 Portrait photography features
Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Portrait photography features
48
focusing manually
great flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
offers face detection focus
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
21
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
MP count low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon G12 Street photography factors
Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Street photography factors
65
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors in class (401g)
45
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
heavier than average (230g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon G12 Sports photography features
Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Sports photography features
34
has image stabilization (Optical)
good battery life (370 per charge)
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect auto focus
17
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,000 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G12 Travel photography information
Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Travel photography information
60
good battery life (370 CIPA)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
really wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors in class (401 grams)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
48
flash built-in
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (230g)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G12 Landscape photography details
Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Landscape photography details
49
focusing manually
really wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (2.8 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (370 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have Timelapse recording
27
big screen (3.5 inch)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G12 Vlogging factors
Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Vlogging factors
60
really wide (28mm)
selfie friendly display
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
more heavy than competitors in class (401 grams)
21
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.7)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic port
heavier than average (230g)
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Canon G12 vs Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G12 and Fujifilm Real 3D W3
 Canon PowerShot G12Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3
General Information
Company Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot G12 Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2011-01-19 2010-08-17
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4 3D RP(Real Photo) HD
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 35-105mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.7-4.2
Macro focus range 1cm 8cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 2.8" 3.5"
Display resolution 461 thousand dot 1,150 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 1/4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m 3.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/2000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 401 gr (0.88 lb) 230 gr (0.51 lb)
Physical dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 124 x 66 x 28mm (4.9" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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
Other
Battery life 370 pictures -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-7L NP-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
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