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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.7 EV
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

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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Overall image quality Much better image quality 54.0 vs 35.0
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More than 50% better image quality
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)
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
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
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
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
Color depth Better color depth 21 bits vs 18.8 bits
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Distinguishes 2.2 more bits of color
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 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 Cheaper $499.00 vs $564.00
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon G9

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Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              12 MP
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              G16:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              G9:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have tunnel viewfinders Help
              Tunnel
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G16:$499.00
              G9:$564.00
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G16:230 ISO
              G9:146 ISO
              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.

              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              G16:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              G9:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $499

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              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 SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $900

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              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 G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              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 G9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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