Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs Samsung EX2F

Canon PowerShot G15

Winner
Canon PowerShot G15

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Samsung EX2F

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Samsung EX2F

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung EX2F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The PowerShot G15's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 614k dots
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More than 50% higher resolution screen
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 260 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Cheaper
$419.99 vs $564.83
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung EX2F

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest zoom, the EX2F 's lens captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
209 ISO vs 165 ISO
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The EX2F has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
48.0 vs 46.0
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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
111x62x28 mm vs 106x75x40 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
319 g vs 352 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              PowerShot G15:f/1.8
              EX2F :f/1.4
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot G15:$419.99
              EX2F :$564.83
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.5 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G15:19.9 bits
              EX2F :20 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot G15:165 ISO
              EX2F :209 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G15:46.0
              EX2F :48.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PowerShot G15:5x
              EX2F :3.3x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              PowerShot G15:15s
              EX2F :30s
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              PowerShot G15:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              EX2F :1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $432 - $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $190

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $395

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $449 - $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $1,006

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Samsung EX2F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX Mini

              Samsung NX Mini

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $207 body only

              $398 - $550 with 9-27mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Samsung TL500

              Samsung TL500

              Pro digicam

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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