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Canon PowerShot G9

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
314 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G9

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Canon G16

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the G16's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 54.0 vs 35.0
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More than 50% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 10.1 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 1024 x 768 @ 15fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 314 ms vs 570 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G16's maximum light sensitivity is 3 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
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 230 ISO vs 146 ISO
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The G16 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Color depth Better color depth 21 bits vs 18.8 bits
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Distinguishes 2.2 more bits of color
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 Significantly longer battery life 360 shots vs 240 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 250s vs 15s
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More than 16.5x longer exposures
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $449.00 vs $869.99
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The best price we've seen is $421 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Canon G9

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Startup delay Less startup delay 1500 ms vs 1800 ms
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Around 20% less delay when turning on
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G16:$449.00
              G9:$869.99
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G16:314 ms
              G9:570 ms
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G16:230 ISO
              G9:146 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G16:21 bits
              G9:18.8 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              G16:28 mm
              G9:35 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G16:5x
              G9:6x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              G16:11.7 EV
              G9:10.1 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              G16:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              G9:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G16:54.0
              G9:35.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $699

              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

              $499

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $1,102

              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

              $448

              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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              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
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699 - $700

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $799

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $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
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon PowerShot G9 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $479

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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