Canon PowerShot G12 vs. Nikon Coolpix P7100 vs. Olympus XZ-1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs. Canon PowerShot S95 vs. Canon PowerShot S100 vs. Nikon Coolpix P310 vs. Canon PowerShot SX240 HS vs. Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

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Sep 14, 2010
Aug 24, 2011
Jan 6, 2011
Jul 21, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Sep 15, 2011
Feb 1, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
US: $349.99
 
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
Compact
 
3648 x 2736
3648 x 2736
3664 x 2752
3648 x 2736
3648 x 2736
4000 x 3000
4608 x 3456
4000 x 3000
4000 x 3000
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2048, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2736 x 2736, 2192 x 2736, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1064, 1696 x 2112, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480, 384 x 480, 320 x 240
640 x 480
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2432, 3200 x 2400, 3200 x 1800, 3216 x 2144, 2736 x 2736, 2400 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1440, 2544 x 1696, 1920 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 1536 x 864, 1584 x 1056, 1296 x 864, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 720, 1216 x 1216, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 576, 1008 x 672, 960 x 960, 768 x 768, 640 x 480, 640 x 360, 624 x 416, 480 x 480
3968 x 2232, 3776 x 2520, 3328 x 1872, 3168 x 2112, 3072 x 2304, 2784 x 1568, 2736 x 2736, 2656 x 1768, 2560 x 1920, 2304 x 2304, 2208 x 1248, 2112 x 1408, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2048, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2736 x 2736, 2192 x 2736, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1064, 1696 x 2112, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480, 384 x 480, 320 x 240
4000 x 2248, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 360
4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 1920 x 1080, 1600 X 1200, 640 x 480
4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
10 megapixels
10 megapixels
 
11 megapixels
10 megapixels
 
17 megapixels
 
 
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.63" (8.07 x 5.56 mm)
1/1.63" (8.07 x 5.56 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Digic 4
Expeed C2
TruePic V
Venus Engine FHD
Digic 4
Digic 5
 
Digic 5
Digic 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
100 - 3200 + Hi (ISO 6400)
Auto (100 - 800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto, Hi Auto (6400-12800), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200
Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
 
 
 
 
 
 
12800
 
 
6
6
6
5
7
7
5
6
6
Yes
Yes (PRE1, PRE2, PRE3)
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Optical
Optical
Sensor-shift
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
No
No
No
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
Fine, Standard
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
 
28–140 mm
28–200 mm
28–112 mm
24–90 mm
28–105 mm
24–120 mm
24–100 mm
25–500 mm
25–500 mm
5×
7.1×
4×
3.8×
3.8×
5×
4.2×
20×
20×
F2.8–4.5
F2.8–5.6
F1.8–2.5
F2–3.3
F2–4.9
F2–5.9
F1.8–4.9
F3.5–6.8
F3.5–6.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4X)
Yes (4x)
Yes (up to 4.5x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
50 cm (19.69)
60 cm (23.62)
50 cm (19.69)
50 cm (19.69)
30 cm (11.81)
30 cm (11.81)
 
 
1 cm (0.39)
2 cm (0.79)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
5 cm (1.97)
3 cm (1.18)
2 cm (0.79)
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
9
99
11
23
9
9
 
9
9
 
Fully articulated
Tilting
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
2.8
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
461,000
921,000
614,000
460,000
461,000
461,000
921,000
461,000
461,000
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
TFT LCD monitor with anti- reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
OLED
 
 
 
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
PureColor II TFT LCD
PureColor II TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (tunnel)
Optical (tunnel)
Electronic (optional)
Electronic (optional)
None
None
None
None
None
 
80%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15 sec
60 sec
60 sec
60 sec
15 sec
15 sec
 
15 sec
15 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/1600 sec
1/2000 sec
 
1/3200 sec
1/3200 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Live View Control
  • Easy
  • Movie Digest
  • SCN
  • Smart Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Live View Control
  • Easy
  • Movie Digest
  • SCN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer)
  • High- speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light (3.0MP)
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer)
  • High- speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light (3.0MP)
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes
7.00 m
9.00 m
8.60 m (ISO 800)
7.20 m
6.50 m
7.00 m
 
3.50 m
3.50 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Compatible i-TTL Nikon Speedlights)
Yes (via hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
No
No
No
Yes (optional HF-DC2)
Yes (optional HF-DC2)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Manual, Slow sync, Rear curtain flash
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Single
  • Auto drive
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
  • Single
  • Auto drive
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
1.1 fps
 
2.0 fps
2.5 fps
0.9 fps
2.3 fps
 
2.4 fps
2.4 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (10 or 2 second delay)
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±4 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes (3 or 5 shots in 1, 2 or 3 mired increments on Amber-Blue axis)
Yes (-/+ 7 steps in A-B/G-M axis)
 
 
 
No
No
No
 
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)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps), 320 x 240 (240, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps)
H.264
H.264
Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite
H.264
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
H.264
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps iFrame Movie (HD)
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps iFrame Movie (HD)
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
None
None
 
 
None
 
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus card
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Unknown
 
55 MB
40 MB Internal
 
 
 
 
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Mini HDMI type-D)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Mini Connector)
Yes (Mini)
Yes (Mini)
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
 
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional wireless remote)
Yes (Optional RM-UC1)
No
 
 
No
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NB-7L rechargeable battery & charger
DC 7.4 V, 1030 mAh
Lithium-Ion Li-50B rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-5L rechargeable battery & charger
Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery
Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
370
350
320
 
 
200
230
230
230
401 g (0.88 lb / 14.14 oz)
395 g (0.87 lb / 13.93 oz)
275 g (0.61 lb / 9.70 oz)
271 g (0.60 lb / 9.56 oz)
195 g (0.43 lb / 6.88 oz)
198 g (0.44 lb / 6.98 oz)
194 g (0.43 lb / 6.84 oz)
224 g (0.49 lb / 7.90 oz)
231 g (0.51 lb / 8.15 oz)
112 x 76 x 48 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89)
116 x 77 x 48 mm (4.57 x 3.03 x 1.89)
111 x 65 x 42 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.65)
110 x 65 x 43 mm (4.33 x 2.56 x 1.69)
100 x 58 x 30 mm (3.94 x 2.28 x 1.18)
99 x 60 x 28 mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.1)
103 x 58 x 32 mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.26)
106 x 61 x 33 mm (4.17 x 2.4 x 1.3)
106 x 61 x 33 mm (4.17 x 2.4 x 1.3)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
No
 
 
No
No
No
None
None
None
None
None
Built-in
None
None
Built-in