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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Overall image quality
Great image quality
76.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon G16

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 768k dots
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More than 20% higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 250s vs 30s
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Around 8.5x 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 320 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 10 fps vs 9 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Samsung NX300

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 76.0 vs 54.0
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More than 40% better image quality
Screen type Has an OLED screen OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen size Larger screen 3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 23.6 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 2.6 more bits of color
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Focus points Many more focus points 105 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 20 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 9x larger sensor
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 116 ms vs 314 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.7 EV vs 11.7 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Startup delay Less startup delay 1200 ms vs 1800 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 942 ISO vs 230 ISO
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The NX300 has excellent image quality 2 f-stops higher ISO than the G16
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The NX300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 280 g vs 356 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 - $648 body only

              $748 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              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
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $460 with 20-50mm lens

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $699 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $260 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX30

              Samsung NX30

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $759 - $849 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              External flash No external flash support
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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