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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

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
Battery life
Great battery life
360 shots
 

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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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)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 172k dots
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Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
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
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" 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
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
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
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 7.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.6" vs 1.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon SX100 IS

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Weight Slightly lighter 316 g vs 356 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $401.09 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $528

              Overall image quality Has slightly 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 much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $117 - $649

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              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
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $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

              $1,102

              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

              $330 - $453

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $1,094

              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 SX100 IS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $189

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S3 IS

              Canon PowerShot S3 IS

              Super zoom

              $625

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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