• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G16 advantages over Olympus Stylus 1s

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 770 vs 450 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 56 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.5 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus Stylus 1s advantages over Canon G16

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

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 Nikon P7100

Canon G16
Nikon P7100
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus Stylus 1s
Nikon P7100
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Canon G16
Olympus XZ-2
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $275
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Olympus Stylus 1s
Olympus XZ-2
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $275
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture

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
Olympus Stylus 1s
Pentax MX-1
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1

Canon G16
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $639
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus Stylus 1s
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Newer
  • $639
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon N100

Canon G16
Canon N100
  • $399
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $430
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Olympus Stylus 1s
Canon N100
  • $549
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $430
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
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