As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Canon PowerShot G16 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, super zooms, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot G16's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G1X and the EOS M10) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P600 and the D3200)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G16 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 14.6 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the G16)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the G16)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 360 shots
  • Much shorter max exposures: 40 seconds vs 250 seconds
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the G7 X and G16

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
1 year newer
$447

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the G16)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the G16)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 250 seconds

common strengths of the TG-4 and G16

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 380 shots vs 360 shots

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
1 year older

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the G16)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the G16)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 250 seconds

common strengths of the G15 and G16

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 360 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
5 years older
$790

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the G16)

  • Much longer battery life: 1000 shots vs 360 shots

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the G10 and G16

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 1000 shots vs 360 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
2 years older
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the G16)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the G12 and G16

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 350 shots vs 360 shots
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
2 years newer
$588 - $699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the G16)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the G16)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 360 shots
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 250 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and G16

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G16 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (5x vs 3.1x), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5.2 fps), has a significantly longer battery life (360 shots vs 240 shots) and is thinner (1.6" vs 2.6").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and is older (august 2013 vs september 2014).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
1 year older
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the G16)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the G16)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 5x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X and G16

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 5x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in flashes

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
5 months newer
$699

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the G16)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the G16)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 360 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.2 fps vs 10 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and G16

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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4 years newer
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the G16)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the G16)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 5x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and G16

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.6"

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
1 year newer
$895 - $966

Significant advantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the G16)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the G16)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 5x
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D-Lux (Typ 109) and G16

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×66×55 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G16 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
2 years newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the G16)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the G16)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 250 seconds

common strengths of the EOS M10 and G16

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 356 g

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the G16)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the G16)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 5N and G16

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 356 g

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
3 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the G16)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the G16)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 250 seconds

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and G16

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6
3 months older
$295 (body only)
$837 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL6 (vs the G16)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL6 (vs the G16)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the E-PL6 and G16

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 325 g vs 356 g

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year newer
$364 (body only)
$538 22mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the G16)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the G16)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 250 seconds

common strengths of the M3 and G16

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 356 g

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
1 year older
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the G16)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the G16)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the EOS M and G16

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 356 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G16 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (109×76×40 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.7 MP) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 60x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (august 2013 vs january 2016).

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
2 years newer
$399 - $426

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the G16)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and G16

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 356 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.6"

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
5 months newer
$700

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the G16)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the P600 and G16

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (109×76×40 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 356 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G16 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.3), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a significantly longer battery life (360 shots vs 265 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and is older (august 2013 vs february 2016).

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
2 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the G16)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 360 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and G16

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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5 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the G16)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 360 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and G16

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
5 months newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the G16)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.8
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 250 seconds

common strengths of the SX700 HS and G16

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 360 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
5 months newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the G16)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 360 shots
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 250 seconds

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and G16

  • None found

Canon PowerShot N

Canon PowerShot N
7 months older
$308

Significant advantages of the PowerShot N (vs the G16)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot N (vs the G16)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot N and G16

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon G16 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 460k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (1800 ms vs 400 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the G16)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 12 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the G16)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the D3200 and G16

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
5 months newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the G16)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 12 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the G16)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and G16

  • None found