Canon PowerShot G16 vs Canon PowerShot G1

Canon PowerShot G16
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G16. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G1.

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
12 MP vs 3.1 MP
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Capture around 4x more detail in your photos
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 34 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 6 cm
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Focus on subjects 6x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
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)
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$399.99 vs $846.52
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The best price we've seen is $447 cheaper (2.1x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.5"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
356 g vs 490 g
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Around 30% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon G1

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
G16f/1.8
G1f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G16$399.99
G1$846.52
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
G1628 mm
G134 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
G165x
G13x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
G161/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
G11/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399 - $419

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 G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$649

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$487

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
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 much more expensive
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398 - $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
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$499 - $500

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 - $548 body only

$598 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P7800

Nikon Coolpix P7800

Pro digicam

$547

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot G1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$319 - $430

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$210

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$447 - $497

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$640

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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