Canon PowerShot G16 vs Samsung NX300

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Canon PowerShot G16

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Samsung NX300

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Samsung NX300

Overall image quality
Great image quality
76.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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differences

Advantages of the Canon G16

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
250s vs 30s
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Around 8.5x longer exposures
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
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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.3" vs 3"
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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
116 ms vs 314 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
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
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
105 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.7 EV vs 11.7 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
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 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
280 g vs 356 g
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More than 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/6000s vs 1/4000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              G161/4000s
              NX3001/6000s
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $279 body only

              $350 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              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

              $500

              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
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

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

              Samsung NX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 - $350 with 20-50mm lens

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $270 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300M

              Samsung NX300M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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