Canon PowerShot G16 vs Canon PowerShot G1

Canon PowerShot G16
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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
$449.00 vs $859.36
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The best price we've seen is $410 cheaper (around 50% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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
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
Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
Tunnel
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
G16:$449.00
G1:$859.36
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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

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

Common Weaknesses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
G16:12 MP
G1:3.1 MP
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

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399 - $529

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

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 G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$699

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$790

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$770 - $898

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$799 - $800

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$487

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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

$499 - $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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash No external flash support
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker

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