Canon PowerShot G16 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Canon PowerShot G16

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

60

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
Great battery life
Battery life
360 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.4
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G16.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7.

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
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 2 f-stops better
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
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
250s vs 60s
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More than 4x longer exposures
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
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
Significantly 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Slightly lighter
298 g vs 356 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$327.99 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              G16f/1.8
              DMC-LX7f/1.4
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G16922k dots
              DMC-LX7920k dots
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              G1610 fps
              DMC-LX711 fps
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              G16360 shots
              DMC-LX7330 shots
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              G16250s
              DMC-LX760s
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G161800 ms
              DMC-LX73700 ms
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1621 bits
              DMC-LX720.7 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G16230 ISO
              DMC-LX7147 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              G1654.0
              DMC-LX750.0
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G165x
              DMC-LX73.8x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $649

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $730 - $798

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $431 - $500

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $408

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $783

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $782

              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

              $589

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $419

              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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