Leosghost - 3:41 pm on Aug 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
You buy a camera ..you are actually buying into the camera makers system ..most importantly you are buying into the lens system..
I like Cannon, own, and have owned many..but IMO on this choice the Nikon is the better Camera ( especially for someone coming from point and shoot ) ..now just to confuse you :) Have you thought about spending only half of that money on a "body" and getting a Canon 60D and two zooms with the mobney left over, so as to cover a range from say 20 to 350 or 400 between the two..and you get an articulating screen for video..
The 60D is not in the same league as the first two ..but for "general use"..? ..and the lenses are good to use on other canon models when/ if , you "move up" again..
And to further confuse you :) try the CHDK
download on your G 12 ..
what you can then do with your G 12 will amaze and delight you ..:)