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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
21.7 bits
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor size
Large sensor
Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
314 ms shutter lag
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Overall image quality Better image quality 60.0 vs 54.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size Larger sensor Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 6.5x larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 644 ISO vs 230 ISO
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The G1X has excellent image quality 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the G16
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Canon G16

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the G16's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 20x closer to the lens
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 314 ms vs 697 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Size Smaller 109x76x40 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 250s vs 60s
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More than 4x longer exposures
Battery life Longer battery life 360 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 1.6" vs 2.6"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 356 g vs 492 g
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Around 30% lighter
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 1800 ms vs 1900 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $449.00 vs $527.19
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The best price we've seen is $78 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G1X:920k dots
              G16:922k dots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              G1X:60s
              G16:250s
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              G16:1800 ms
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G1X:697 ms
              G16:314 ms
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1X:60.0
              G16:54.0
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G1X:4x
              G16:5x

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              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547 - $699

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $464 - $494

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $671

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot G1X.

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot G16.

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