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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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1800 ms startup delay
 

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 Much 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
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
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 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
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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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        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
        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
        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.

        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
        Missing that film look
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        12 MP
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        G16:21 bits
        G9:18.8 bits
        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

        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $420 - $449

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $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
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $498

        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
        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $500 - $599

        Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        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
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $509

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

        Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

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        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
        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 G9 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot G11

        Canon PowerShot G11

        Pro digicam

        $469

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
        Screen size Smaller screen

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