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Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22

Portability
83
Imaging
35
Features
50
Overall
41
Canon PowerShot G12 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
30
Overall
34

Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 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
  • Launched January 2011
  • Earlier Model is Canon G11
  • Successor is Canon G15
Panasonic FH22
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 57 x 27mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Additionally Known as Lumix DMC-FS33
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Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 Overview

Here is a in depth review of the Canon G12 and Panasonic FH22, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Canon and Panasonic. There exists a crucial gap among the sensor resolutions of the G12 (10MP) and FH22 (14MP) and the G12 (1/1.7") and FH22 (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor measurements.

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The G12 was launched 13 months later than the FH22 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a more detailed comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the G12 matches up vs the FH22 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G12 over the Panasonic FH22

 G12 FH22 
IntroducedJanuary 2011January 2010Fresher by 13 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution461k230kSharper display (+231k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH22 over the Canon G12

 FH22 G12 
Display dimension3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon G12 and Panasonic FH22

 G12 FH22 

Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry your camera often, you should factor its weight and proportions. The Canon G12 has 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 Panasonic FH22 has measurements of 100mm x 57mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1") with a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are using during that time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the G12 compared to the FH22.

Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the G12 and FH22 is 83 and 94 respectively.

Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 top view buttons comparison

Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its difficult to envision the difference in sensor sizing only by going through technical specs. The visual here should provide you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the G12 and FH22.

As you can tell, both the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The G12 because of its larger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field easier and the Panasonic FH22 will provide extra detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop pics much more aggressively. The younger G12 will have a benefit in sensor tech.

Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 sensor size comparison

Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G12 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic FH22 Portrait photography advice
47
has manual focus
flash sync is higher than normal (1/2,000s)
offers face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
MP count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
28
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon G12 Street photography highlights
Panasonic FH22 Street photography highlights
64
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors (401 grams)
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch focus
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon G12 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FH22 as a Sports photography camera
34
image stabilization (Optical)
great battery power (370 shots)
max fps very slow (1.0 frames/s)
MP count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G12 Travel photography information
Panasonic FH22 Travel photography information
60
great battery power (370 CIPA)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
rather wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (401 grams)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
67
boasts touch focus
megapixel count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G12 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic FH22 Landscape photography factors
49
has manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (2.8 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (370 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
MP count low (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
no Timelapse function
42
pretty wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
lack of manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon G12
Vlogging with Panasonic FH22
60
rather wide (28mm)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors (401g)
31
pretty wide (28mm)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic port
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Canon G12 vs Panasonic FH22 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G12 and Panasonic FH22
 Canon PowerShot G12Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
General Information
Make Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot G12 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22
Also called - Lumix DMC-FS33
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-01-19 2010-01-06
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.8 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 461 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 5.80 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/2000 seconds -
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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 401g (0.88 lb) 170g (0.37 lb)
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 100 x 57 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.2" 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 pictures -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-7L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $600 $200