• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G16 advantages over Leica X (Typ 113)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $1995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 770 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    355g vs 486g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.5 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Leica X (Typ 113) advantages over Canon G16

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • AF speed vastly improved; Increased continuous frames per second (JPEGs at 12.5fps vs 10fps in G15); Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel; Excellent f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens; Advanced photographic features, including PASM dial and RAW capture; Dedicated ISO button; Customizable buttons; Excellent macro mode; 1080p/60fps Full HD video.

  • LCD screen not articulated; Larger design makes it not very pocketable; Optical viewfinder not very accurate; RAW burst shooting still slow; Wi-Fi is clunky to set-up & no remote shooting capabilities; No built-in GPS.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Canon G16
Olympus XZ-2
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $274
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Leica X (Typ 113)
Olympus XZ-2
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $274
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon G15

Canon G16
Canon G15
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Leica X (Typ 113)
Canon G15
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G16
Pentax MX-1
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica X (Typ 113)
Pentax MX-1
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Canon G16
Fujifilm X100T
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X (Typ 113)
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Canon G16
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
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