We compare Canon's G12, Panasonic's LX5 and the Nikon's P7000 in real-life situations.
Late Afternoon Comparison:
We started out by shooting each camera in the late afternoon. All three cameras were set to ISO 400, f/2.8 at 1/80 sec.
Notice the slight variance in color—keep in my mind all three cameras were set to auto white balance. All in all, the three cameras seem to perform similarly under these relatively easy shooting conditions.
Canon G12 (Full-Resolution Original)
Panasonic LX5 (Full-Resolution Original)
Nikon P7000 (Full-Resolution Original)