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Old Jun 20, 2012, 1:11 PM   #11
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Just one point of note- the G12 has a CCD sensor,whereas the S100 has a CMOS sensor...
Which apparently gives the S100 a low light advantage- not just down to its f/2.0 lens- or the Digic 5 processor(G12 Digic 4).
However- having scrutinised the G12 and the S100,I'd say their high iso noise control was very similar indeed- only the f/2 lens giving you more shutter speed to play with,or the option for a lower iso all else being equal.
However, I still think the G12 has the IQ edge at lower iso's- again,very slight,just "crisper"....

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Old Jun 20, 2012, 6:17 PM   #12
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This is interesting information, thank you everyone!. One other question for you experts. Are there really enough differences between the S95 and S100 to warrant getting the S100?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 7:13 PM   #13
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Someone asked the very same question some months ago- and I managed to find my answer.... copied and pasted...lol...

The S100 is a big improvement over the S95 in many areas-
10mp 1/1.7 CCD is now a 12mp 1/1.7 CMOS sensor(improves low light ability and speed).
5cm macro is now 3cm macro.
1280x720 HD with no optical zoom is now 1920x1080 Full HD with optical zoom and autofocus.
Now has built in 3 stop ND filter- ideal for long exposures in brighter conditions.
Zoom range extended at both ends- 28-105mm is now 24-120mm(though a slower f/5.9 at the long end as opposed to the older f/4.9)
Continuous mode is VASTLY improved,with 2.5 fps and a 8 frame burst in roughly 0.8 secs.
Minimum shutter speed available up from 1/1600 to 1/2000 sec.
Max iso at full resolution up from 3200 to 6400.
GPS facility.
Dynamic range correction/HDR modes.

So,all in all,quite a few upgrades over an already competent little compact...
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 9:02 PM   #14
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Thank you for all the information. I'm sorry I didn't see it until now.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 11:26 PM   #15
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I have heard but not read any concrete data that the G12 is far less of camera than the G11........

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I've got a G 12 and chose the G 12 over the G 11 as the 12 had more features, although it (12) was $ 50 more than the 11 at the time. The G 12 was next G camera following the G 11.

The G 12 has a lot to offer over the S100...I can set my camera to aperture priority quickly using the dial...intentionally over/under expose the photo...quickly...another dial.

I also believe it has a more robust build than the 100...something I like.

I also have a hot shoe...that I use my Canon 430 EX 11 with...big flash...but works well in combination with the 12...could of got a 580...which also would of worked well...but heavier.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 11:59 PM   #16
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It's interesting, I went to look at these cameras and the sales guy was pushing me to buy a Nikon - 1 J1 While I love the look of them, I have not heard anything great about their performance. On the other hand, I understand the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is the one to keep an eye out for. Unfortunately, it has a high price tag.
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Well.... the J1 is a fast performer,with fast autofocus and burst modes- though all of that could be undone if you like to use manual settings- having to trawl through menu's to switch between respective manual/semi-auto modes and then what setting to use in that mode... ironically slowing down the whole process...!!
So whilst it's quick- something like the G12 or Nikon's P7100 will have you ready to shoot quicker- with respective dials and buttons all over the place- ready for a specific function.
However,if you're an "auto" shooter- then the J1 looks a good option- and it does have good IQ...
The RX-100 certainly looks interesting,with it's full complement of PASM modes (at last) to go with it's large sensor and fast f/1.8 lens....
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