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Canon G12 vs Sony Cybershot RX100 III

Canon G12 vs Sony Cybershot RX100 III

Canon G12

42

Overall Score

Canon G12

£77.81
£439.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning compact camera with poor features
87
238 Reviews + 15 Awards
12
Poor
39
Missing Some Features
22
5 Years Old
Overall Score
42
Mediocre
Compact 10MP 5x Yes Jun 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Sony Cybershot RX100 III

64

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning compact camera, great for portrait photography
92
913 Reviews + 20 Awards
46
Average
65
Good Features
48
3 Years Old
Overall Score
64
Good
Compact 20.1MP 2.9x No May 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

Top Prices

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
15 Awards
best4reviews.com: Editor's Choice
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
kamerabild.se: Top Class
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Excellent
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
What Digital Camera: Gold
25 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
chip.com.my: Outstanding
clubic.com: Platinum
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: 5 Star
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tek.no: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
Average Expert Rating
Average User Rating

Specification

Picture Quality

Camera Type  compact  compact
Megapixels 10MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size 1" 1"
Still Image Resolution  3648 x 2432  2736 x 2736  3648 x 2048  2192 x 2736  2816 x 2112  2816 x 1880  2112 x 2112  2816 x 1584  1696 x 2112  1920 x 1080  1600 x 1200  1600 x 1064  1200 x 1200  960 x 1200  640 x 480  640 x 424  480 x 480  640 x 360  384 x 480  12416 x 1856  5472 x 3648  5472 x 3080  8192 x 1856  3648 x 3648  5536 x 2160  3888 x 2592  3648 x 2736  3872 x 2160  3648 x 2056  2592 x 1944  2736 x 1824  1920 x 1920  3648 x 2432  2736 x 2736  3648 x 2048  2192 x 2736  2816 x 2112  2816 x 1880  2112 x 2112  2816 x 1584  1696 x 2112  1920 x 1080  1600 x 1200  1600 x 1064  1200 x 1200  960 x 1200  640 x 480  640 x 424  480 x 480  640 x 360  384 x 480  12416 x 1856  5472 x 3648  5472 x 3080  8192 x 1856  3648 x 3648  5536 x 2160  3888 x 2592  3648 x 2736  3872 x 2160  3648 x 2056  2592 x 1944  2736 x 1824  1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution  5472 x 3648  5472 x 3648
BEST
Aspect Ratio  16:9
BEST
 16:9
Optical Sensor Size  1/1.7"
BEST
 1/1.7"
Sensor Type  CCD
BEST
 CCD
Image Formats Supported  JPG  JPG
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels Unknown - Click to provide data 20.9MP

Design

Colour  Black  Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom 5x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom 4x
BEST
11x
Minimum Aperture Number 2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 4.5
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 140mm 73mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28mm 25mm
BEST
Aspherical Lens 1 9
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom 20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes  single  continuous  multi point  servo  tracking  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Multi Point Auto Focus  Face tracking  Servo Auto Focus  Tracking Auto Focus  spot  centre weighted  Spot Auto Focus  Centre weighted Auto Focus  single  continuous  multi point  servo  tracking  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Multi Point Auto Focus  Face tracking  Servo Auto Focus  Tracking Auto Focus  spot  centre weighted  Spot Auto Focus  Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points 9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection  Auto  Manual  Auto  Manual
Focus Adjustment  Auto  Manual  Auto/Manual  Auto  Manual  Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus  TTL  TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity  Auto
BEST
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes  Auto  shutter priority  aperture priority  Manual  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori  Auto  shutter priority  aperture priority  Manual  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (max) 3,200
BEST
25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 80
BEST
125
Light Metering  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction  ± 3EV (1/3EV step)  ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control  Program AE  Program  Program AE  Program

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15s 30s
BEST

Flash

Flash Modes  Auto  Flash on  Flash off  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Auto  Flash on  Flash off  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction  ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution  1920 x 1080  1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Resolution  640 x 480  320 x 240  1920 x 1080  1440 x 1080  1280 x 720  640 x 480  320 x 240  1920 x 1080  1440 x 1080  1280 x 720
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 24fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported  MOV  H.264  MP4  AVCHD  AVC  MOV  H.264  MP4  AVCHD  AVC
Analog Signal Format System  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC
HD Type  HD  Full HD  HD  Full HD

Audio

Audio Formats Supported  LPCM  AC3  PCM  LPCM  AC3  PCM
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards  SDXC  SDHC  SD  MMC+  MS PRO  MS Micro (M2)  MS Duo  MS PRO Duo  MS PRO Duo HS  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  MSXC  MS XC-HG Duo  MicroSD (TransFlash)  MicroSDHC  MicroSDXC  microSD  SDXC  SDHC  SD  MMC+  MS PRO  MS Micro (M2)  MS Duo  MS PRO Duo  MS PRO Duo HS  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  MSXC  MS XC-HG Duo  MicroSD (TransFlash)  MicroSDHC  MicroSDXC  microSD
Memory Slots 1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal 2.8" 3"
BEST
Field of View 100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 461,000 pixels
BEST
1,228,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio  4:3  4:3
BEST
Display  TFT  TFT
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Magnification Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59x
Viewfinder Type  Optical  electrical  Optical  electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type  Mini-USB B  mini USB B  USB  n  Mini-USB B  mini USB B  USB  n
HDMI Connector Type  Micro  Micro
USB Connector  Mini-USB  Mini-USB B  Micro-USB  Micro-USB B  Mini-USB  Mini-USB B  Micro-USB  Micro-USB B

Camera

White Balance  Auto  Fluorescent  Cloudy  Daylight  Flash  Underwater  Custom modes  Fluorescent H  custom m  cus  Incandescent  Shade  Auto  Fluorescent  Cloudy  Daylight  Flash  Underwater  Custom modes  Fluorescent H  custom m  cus  Incandescent  Shade
Shooting Modes  Auto  Shutter priority  Aperture priority  Manual  Aperture pr  Auto  Shutter priority  Aperture priority  Manual  Aperture pr
Photo Effects  Black&White  Neutral  Positive film  Sepia  Skin tones  Vivid  Skin  Black&White  Neutral  Positive film  Sepia  Skin tones  Vivid  Skin
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max) 10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing  Resizing  Resizing
Camera File System  DPOF 1.1  Exif 2.3  RAW  DPOF  Exif  DCF  MPF  DPOF 1.1  Exif 2.3  RAW  DPOF  Exif  DCF  MPF
Camera Playback  Movie  Single image  Single  Movie  Single image  Single
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes  Beach  Snow  Children  Fireworks  Landscape  Portrait  Sports  Self-portrait  Underwater  Close-up (macro)  Night  Night portrait  Sunset  Twilight  Pet  Beach  Snow  Children  Fireworks  Landscape  Portrait  Sports  Self-portrait  Underwater  Close-up (macro)  Night  Night portrait  Sunset  Twilight  Pet
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages  NOR  RUS  ENG  FIN  FRE  DEU  ITA  JPN  POL  POR  ESP  SWE  TUR  HUN  KOR  RUM  CHI (TR)  CHI (SIMPL)  EN  ES  F  DAN  DUT  ARA  GRE  CZE  UKR  THA  NOR  RUS  ENG  FIN  FRE  DEU  ITA  JPN  POL  POR  ESP  SWE  TUR  HUN  KOR  RUM  CHI (TR)  CHI (SIMPL)  EN  ES  F  DAN  DUT  ARA  GRE  CZE  UKR  THA

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 263g
BEST
Height 76.2mm 58.1mm
Depth 48.3mm 38.3mm
Width 112.1mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery) 401g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type  Battery  Battery
Battery Technology  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported 1 1
Battery Type
Battery Life 370 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)

Packaging Content

Cables Included  USB  Micro-USB  micro USB  USB  Micro-USB  micro USB
BEST

Other Features

Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed 1s
BEST
Video Memory Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Silent Shooting
Viewfinder Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
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