Canon PowerShot G16 vs Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

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Canon PowerShot G16

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

25

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
314 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the G16 or SX100 IS

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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)
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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 172k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
314 ms vs 530 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Battery life
Much longer battery life
360 shots vs 140 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The G16's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
250s vs 15s
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More than 16.5x longer exposures
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
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Around 70% larger sensor
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
1800 ms vs 1900 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.6" vs 1.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2500s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SX100 IS

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$199.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (2x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
316 g vs 356 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G16314 ms
              SX100 IS530 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              G1628 mm
              SX100 IS36 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G165x
              SX100 IS10x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $440

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures

              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $420 body only

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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