Canon G11 vs G12

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solyluna
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Canon G11 vs G12
Feb 12, 2011

A friend is offering to sell me her G11, since she wants to buy a full fledged dSLR.
I checked out the specs on amazon and found this:

Why is the older G11 more expensive than the newer G12. Can you enlighten me?
Thanks.
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In reply to solyluna, Feb 12, 2011

solyluna wrote:

Why is the older G11 more expensive than the newer G12.

That doesn't make sense, because the G12 is the better camera:

1. second control wheel on the front
2. HD video
3. less noise at higher ISO (800 and above)
4. HDR mode
5. built-in electronic spirit level

It might not be worth it to upgrade from the G11 to the G12, but if someone has to decide between the two ... well, I decided for the G12 without hesitation

BTW, usually the G11 is a bit cheaper as the G12. The Amazon pricing is nonsense.

PS: Because most people dont' believe point 3 ... read this:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/g11.shtml

Check the ISO800 shadow noise and compare to this G12 example, I took freehand:

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In reply to solyluna, Feb 12, 2011

It is a supply and demand thing. Since the G11 is a discontinued camera, the supplies are drying up. As a result Amazon has increased the price to take advantage of those who just have to have a G11. It is kind of like ticket scalping for the Super Bowl. When something is hard to get, someone is willing to charge you more to get one.

The G12 is a more plentiful camera since it is the current Canon G model. It improves upon the G11 in many ways and is considered the better camera of the two -- regardless of what you have to pay to get one.

Disclaimer -- I have a G12 and like it very much.

solyluna wrote:

A friend is offering to sell me her G11, since she wants to buy a full fledged dSLR.
I checked out the specs on amazon and found this:

Why is the older G11 more expensive than the newer G12. Can you enlighten me?
Thanks.
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solyluna wrote:

Why is the older G11 more expensive than the newer G12. Can you enlighten me?

The G11 is not being sold by Amazon. It's being sold by a marketing partner. There are a few vendors who increase the price of older models to make them sound important. Check out the price of G10. It's at $944.
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In reply to Dale Buhanan, Feb 12, 2011

Thanks for this clarification. My friend wants to sell hers for (negotiable) $ 375.00.
I think I'll pass and save for the G12.
Thanks for putting me straight.
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In reply to Olga Johnson, Feb 12, 2011

No kidding? see my previous reply - I'm really not very gullible,that why I checked at Amazon to see if my friend's asking price was reasonable.

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solyluna wrote:

Why is the older G11 more expensive than the newer G12. Can you enlighten me?

The G11 is not being sold by Amazon. It's being sold by a marketing partner. There are a few vendors who increase the price of older models to make them sound important. Check out the price of G10. It's at $944.
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In reply to solyluna, Feb 12, 2011

Last week Newegg.com had a special on the G12, I picked it up for $367 shipped. Special's gone now.

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solyluna wrote:

I checked at Amazon to see if my friend's asking price was reasonable.

You should better check at photo supply shops, not Amazon. Nevertheless your friend's asking price is a bit high. Look, what a new G12 costs:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/734743-REG/Canon_4342B001_PowerShot_G12_Digital_Camera.html

50 Bucks more for a much better camera

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In reply to Chris ™, Feb 12, 2011

I just went to their website - same price as Amazon. Guess my friend is gonna have to sell her G11 to someone else.

You should better check at photo supply shops, not Amazon. Nevertheless your friend's asking price is a bit high. Look, what a new G12 costs:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/734743-REG/Canon_4342B001_PowerShot_G12_Digital_Camera.html

50 Bucks more for a much better camera

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In reply to wa2n, Feb 12, 2011

wa2n wrote:

Last week Newegg.com had a special on the G12, I picked it up for $367 shipped. Special's gone now.

Thanks for letting us know !!!!!!

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In reply to solyluna, Feb 13, 2011

A few weeks ago I bought a brand new G11 (with full warranty) for $350 from a store that was getting rid of its old stock. If your friend is selling a used G11 for $375 and only a partial or no warranty then I think I would pass.

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