Canon PowerShot G16

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Canon PowerShot G16

77

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
314 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
360 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
241 ms shutter lag
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon G16

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
1800 ms vs 3700 ms
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2.1x less delay when turning on
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
230 ISO vs 147 ISO
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The G16 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G16's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Overall image quality
Better image quality
54.0 vs 50.0
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Around 10% better image quality
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Color depth
Better color depth
21 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
250s vs 60s
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More than 4x longer exposures
Battery life
Longer battery life
360 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.6" vs 1.8"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LX7

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.4 vs f/1.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-LX7's lens captures much more light (0.7 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
241 ms vs 314 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Focus points
More focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight
Lighter
298 g vs 356 g
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Around 20% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$339.95 vs $439.95
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              G16:f/1.8
              DMC-LX7:f/1.4
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G16:922k dots
              DMC-LX7:920k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              G16:250s
              DMC-LX7:60s
              Common Weaknesses
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G16:230 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G16:21 bits
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G16:5x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G16:314 ms
              DMC-LX7:241 ms
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G16:12 MP
              DMC-LX7:10 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.7 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G16:54.0
              DMC-LX7:50.0

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              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 S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $680 - $849

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $379

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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