Canon PowerShot G16 vs Samsung WB2100

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Canon PowerShot G16

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Samsung WB2100

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1800 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung WB2100

Zoom
Great zoom
35x
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

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differences

Advantages of the Canon G16

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the G16's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
Help
The G16's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Size
Smaller
109×76×40 mm vs 119×84×57 mm
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More than 40% smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness
Thinner
1.6" vs 2.2"
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Around 30% thinner
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Advantages of the Samsung WB2100

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Zoom
More zoom
35x vs 5x
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49x more zoom
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Weight
Slightly lighter
303 g vs 356 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$199.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $730 - $798

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $469 - $649

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $404

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Samsung WB2100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $148 - $202

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Size Much larger
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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