• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon G16 advantages over Panasonic G7

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 770 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.5 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    39 vs 16 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic G7 advantages over Canon G16

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $649*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~1.10 vs 1.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    0.18 vs 0.31 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    240 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.6 fps vs 1.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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.

  • Compact and lightweight for a fully-featured interchangeable-lens camera; Really fast autofocus; Good all-around performance too; Generous buffer depth; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD and high-res viewfinder; Touch-screen controls; Very affordable pricetag

  • Out of the box, colors are muted by consumer standards; Warm white balance under incandescent light; Handgrip is a little shallow for those with larger hands; Wi-Fi is overly complex and has limited range

The Competition

Compared to Canon G15

Canon G16
Canon G15
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $664
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Panasonic G7
Canon G15
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $664
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Pentax MX-1

Canon G16
Pentax MX-1
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic G7
Pentax MX-1
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Panasonic G6

Canon G16
Panasonic G6
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G7
Panasonic G6
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon N100

Canon G16
Canon N100
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic G7
Canon N100
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Canon G16
Panasonic GH4
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G7
Panasonic GH4
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
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