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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 SX100 IS

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Canon G16

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
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)
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
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 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
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
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 360 shots vs 140 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 314 ms vs 530 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking 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" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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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
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 250s vs 15s
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More than 16.5x longer exposures
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
Lowest price Cheaper $449.00 vs $572.39
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The best price we've seen is $123 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.6" vs 1.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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Weight Slightly lighter 316 g vs 356 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G16:$449.00
              SX100 IS:$572.39
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G16:314 ms
              SX100 IS:530 ms
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              G16:28 mm
              SX100 IS:36 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G16:5x
              SX100 IS:10x

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $511 - $549

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $498

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $210 - $249

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              External flash No external flash support
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $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
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Competitors

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              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Much larger screen
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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