We compare Canon's G12, Panasonic's LX5 and the Nikon's P7000 in real-life situations.
Indoor Lighting Comparison:
Next we took a look at how each camera would handle a room lit by a single incandescent bulb. Each camera was set to aperture priority mode ISO 800, f/4. The shutter speed on the G12 was 1/8 sec, on the LX5 is was 1/10 sec and on the P700 it was 1/7 sec.
While the exposures are all accurate, we do see a bit of difference in terms of the white balance for each of the cameras. The P7000 specifically seems to be rendering the image far cooler than the G12 and LX5. The LX5 seems a bit on the warm side.
You will also notice, that even at ISO 800, we are beginning to see some undesirable noise from each of the cameras.
Canon G12 (Full-Resolution Original)
Panasonic LX5 (Full-Resolution Original)
Nikon P7000 (Full-Resolution Original)