Canon PowerShot G16 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

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Canon PowerShot G16

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

54

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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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Items often bought with the Canon G16 or Panasonic DMC-LX7

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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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
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 2 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
250s vs 60s
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More than 4x longer exposures
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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Color depth
Better color depth
21 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
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
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
241 ms vs 314 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              G16240 fps
              DMC-LX7120 fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G16922k dots
              DMC-LX7920k dots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              G1610 fps
              DMC-LX711 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              G16250s
              DMC-LX760s
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              G16230 ISO
              DMC-LX7147 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              G1621 bits
              DMC-LX720.7 bits
              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
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1612 MP
              DMC-LX710 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.7 EV
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $483 - $649

              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
              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 Significantly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $480 - $500

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $649 - $698

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $440

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $401 - $600

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

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              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 G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              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 much slower
              Lowest price More expensive

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