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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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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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
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
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
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        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
        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

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $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 slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Significantly 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
        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 G15

        Canon PowerShot G15

        Pro digicam

        $420 - $449

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        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

        $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 SX100 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $209 - $240

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $100

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

        Super zoom

        $627 - $667

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $259

        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Super zoom

        $800

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

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