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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Overall image quality
Great image quality
67.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G16

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Canon G16

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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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
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
Lowest price Cheaper $499.00 vs $665.79
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The best price we've seen is $167 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony RX100 II

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Sensor size Much larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 3x larger sensor
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 483 ISO vs 230 ISO
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The RX100 II has excellent image quality 1.1 f-stops higher ISO than the G16
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 67.0 vs 54.0
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More than 20% better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 11.7 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Size Slightly smaller 101x58x38 mm vs 109x76x40 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Focus points More focus points 25 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Lighter 281 g vs 356 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              f/1.8
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              G16:922k dots
              RX100 II:1,229k dots
              Light sensitivity Extremely good maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              G16:12 MP
              RX100 II:20 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              G16:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
              RX100 II:Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              G16:$499.00
              RX100 II:$665.79
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              G16:5x
              RX100 II:3.6x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Much lower boost light sensitivity
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot G16 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $420

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $1,298

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger

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