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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G16

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution 12 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture around 4x more detail in your photos
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The G16's maximum light sensitivity is 5 f-stops better
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 34 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 6 cm
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Focus on subjects 6x closer to the lens
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the G16's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 109x76x40 mm vs 120x77x64 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 250s vs 8s
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Around 31.5x longer exposures
Weight Lighter 356 g vs 490 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.6" vs 2.5"
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Around 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon G1

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
G16:f/1.8
G1:f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor size Large sensors Help
G16:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
G1:1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
G16:28 mm
G1:34 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G16:5x
G1:3x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
G16:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
G1:1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$799

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549 - $610

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$420 - $499

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Pro digicam

$698

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548 - $550

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
External flash Doesn't support an external flash

Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$468 - $547

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Canon PowerShot G1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$648 body only

$798 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution

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