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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
314 ms shutter lag
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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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
True resolution 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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $347.99 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
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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
              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
              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.

              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G16:314 ms
              DMC-LX7:241 ms
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G16:12 MP
              DMC-LX7:10 MP
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G16:21 bits
              DMC-LX7:20.7 bits
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G16:230 ISO
              DMC-LX7:147 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              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

              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 G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot G16.

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $635

              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

              $599

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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