Canon PowerShot G16

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Canon PowerShot G16

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Samsung WB2100

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Samsung WB2100

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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 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon G16

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.0
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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
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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
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The G16's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Size
Smaller
109x76x40 mm vs 119x84x57 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
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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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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
Help
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$229.00 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $220 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
303 g vs 356 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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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
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Samsung WB2100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $189 - $209

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $246

              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
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $249

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $398 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen size Smaller screen

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