Canon PowerShot G16

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Canon PowerShot G16

70

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Canon EOS 100D

62

Canon EOS 100D

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
Really small
Size
Mid size 109x76x40 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 100D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100D

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality
Better image quality
63.0 vs 54.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
600 ms vs 1800 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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More than 8x larger sensor
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Color depth
Better color depth
21.8 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
843 ISO vs 230 ISO
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The 100D has excellent image quality 1.9 f-stops higher ISO than the G16
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
264 ms vs 314 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder
Has a through-the-lens viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
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Advantages of the Canon G16

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Smaller
109x76x40 mm vs 117x91x69 mm
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2.2x smaller
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 4 fps
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2.5x faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
250s vs 30s
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Around 8.5x longer exposures
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.7"
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More than 40% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$439.95 vs $1,098.88
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The best price we've seen is $659 cheaper (2.5x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
356 g vs 407 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              100D:1,040k dots
              G16:922k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              100D:Pentamirror
              G16:Tunnel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              100D:11.3 EV
              G16:11.7 EV
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              100D:63.0
              G16:54.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $444 - $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $235 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $350 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon EOS 100D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Larger
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 body only

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

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