• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G16
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
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Predecessor: Canon G15
G15 vs G16
 
Successor:   Panasonic LX100 II
LX100 vs LX100 II
General
Model Number: G16 LX100
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $499.99 $899.99
Street Price: $499.00 $597.99
Date Available: 2013-10-15 2014-10-31
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.5 oz (355 g)
includes batteries
13.9 oz (393 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 3.0 x 1.6 in.
(109 x 76 x 40 mm)
4.5 x 2.6 x 2.2 in.
(115 x 66 x 55 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 12.8
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 54 67
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.0 22.3
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.7 12.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 230 553
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
2400 x 3000 (7.2 MP, Other),
1696 x 2112 (3.6 MP, Other),
960 x 1200 (1.2 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
4112 x 3088 (12.7 MP, 4:3),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
4480 x 2520 (11.3 MP, 16:9),
3088 x 3088 (9.5 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 2232 (6.6 MP, 4:3),
3120 x 2086 (6.5 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
2240 x 2240 (5.0 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1408 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 12.5 11.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (120p/30p)
320x240 (240p)
3840x2160 (30p/24p)
1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX; 11 elements in 8 groups (5 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 Dual-sided Aspherical Surface ED Lenses)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.1 - 30.5mm 10.9 - 34mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/8.0; plus 3-stop ND filter f/1.7 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/16; 9 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: Via optional lens adapter n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x at full resolution
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track) Contrast Detection: 49-area, Custom Multi, 1-area (flexible / scalable), Pinpoint, Face/Eye Detection, Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom; Picture coverage: approx. 80%; Eyepoint: 15mm; Dioptic Adjustment Range: -3.0 - +1.0m 0.38-inch EVF (Live View Finder), 2764K-dots equivalent (field sequential), ~100% coverage, ~1.39x / 0.7x (35mm equiv.) magnification, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 921,600 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.39x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 922,000 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 80 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 Auto, Intelligent ISO, ISO 200 - 25600, extendable to 100; 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 250 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot; Face Detect AE Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: SCN: Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks; Creative Filters: High Dynamic Range (Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid), Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters); Panorama
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 7.0
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft.-23 ft./50 cm-7 m (W), 1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.5m (T) Bundled flash has GN=7m (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/4000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RS-60E3 remote cable switch Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type C) HDMI, wired remote terminal Micro-B USB 2.0, Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.05 0.70
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.27 0.73
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.38 0.73
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 12.5 11.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 5 130
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.8 11.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 39 22
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.6 11.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 37 21
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.31 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.27 seconds 0.17 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.265 seconds 0.054 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.68 seconds 0.62 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.066 seconds 0.019 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.8 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.5 seconds 4.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 360 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 770 shots 270 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1025mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio, LoiLoScope (trial version), Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Revised sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, upgraded 60p Full HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi. 16MP 4/3 sensor (12.8MP effective), 24-75mm eq. f/1.7-2.8 Leica lens, hi-res EVF, 11 fps full-res burst mode, 4K video recording, bundled external flash. Available in black or silver.