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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung EX2F

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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
$487.00 vs $569.00
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The best price we've seen is $82 cheaper (more than 10% 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)
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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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recommendations

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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot G15:$487.00
              EX2F :$569.00
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G15:19.9 bits
              EX2F :20 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.5 EV
              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
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              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

              $449 - $450

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              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
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $442

              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

              $549 - $1,227

              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

              $829

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

              Samsung EX2F Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung TL500

              Samsung TL500

              Pro digicam

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $400 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $343

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $359 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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