Canon PowerShot G16 vs Samsung WB2100

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Canon PowerShot G16

65

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
Great battery life
Battery life
360 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

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)
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
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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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
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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
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
Slightly cheaper
$337.57 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              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

              $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 Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Much shorter max exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              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
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Samsung WB2100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $235

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Pentax XG-1

              Pentax XG-1

              Super zoom

              $142 - $150

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $160 - $202

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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