• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 270.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G12 advantages over Samsung ST200F

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.08 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung ST200F advantages over Canon G12

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $500 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    270 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 48 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    142g vs 402g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon G10

Canon G12
Canon G10
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Manual focus
Samsung ST200F
Canon G10
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G11

Canon G12
Canon G11
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
Samsung ST200F
Canon G11
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P7000

Canon G12
Nikon P7000
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
Samsung ST200F
Nikon P7000
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon S6200

Canon G12
Nikon S6200
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Samsung ST200F
Nikon S6200
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Canon G12
Panasonic SZ3
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
Samsung ST200F
Panasonic SZ3
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More dots on screen
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Longer exposure
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