Canon PowerShot G16 vs Canon PowerShot G9

Winner
Canon PowerShot G16

56

Canon PowerShot G9

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Great battery life
Battery life
360 shots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G9

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

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 G9.

competitors

Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$479 - $599

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$630

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$485

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Canon PowerShot G9 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$501

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$789

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Supports RAW No RAW support

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