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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
Battery life
Great battery life
360 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G16

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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
Overall image quality Better image quality 54.0 vs 50.0
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Around 10% better image quality
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Color depth Better color depth 21 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 250s vs 60s
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More than 4x 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
Battery life Slightly 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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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)
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 $398.00 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G16:$499.00
              DMC-LX7:$398.00
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G16:230 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G16:5x
              DMC-LX7:3.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $400

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              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
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $746

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Panasonic Lumix LF1

              Pro digicam

              $250 - $471

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              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

              $509 - $547

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $700

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $355

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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