Canon G1 X
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vs Canon G16
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What’s good about the Canon PowerShot G1 X

Best price $599
  • Higher sensor resolution 14.3 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Significantly larger image sensor 262 mm² vs 43 mm²
  • Quicker Flash Recycle Time 5 seconds vs 10 seconds
  • Viewscreen flips out G16 does not have a flip out viewscreen

What’s good about the Canon PowerShot G16

Best price
$399
  • Weighs a little bit less than the G1 X 12.6 oz vs 19 oz
  • Significantly smaller body size 20 in³ vs 37 in³
  • 208% more battery life 770 shots vs 250 shots
  • Significantly cheaper street price $399 vs $599
  • Newer camera October 2013 vs April 2012
  • Longer optical zoom 5.0× vs 4.0×
  • Wider angle lens 6.1mm vs 15.1mm
  • Better video capture 1080p 60fps vs 1080p 24fps
  • Has HDR on-board G1 X does not have HDR
  • Has Wi-Fi photo upload capabilities G1 X does not have Wi-Fi

What the Canon G1 X and Canon G16 have in common

  • Similar viewscreen resolutions 922k dots
  • The same maximum ISO setting 12800 ISO
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • HDMI port
  • RAW capture
  • hot shoe

What’s missing from both the Canon G1 X and the Canon G16

  • No 3D capture
  • No panorama mode
  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack

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