Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Canon PowerShot G16 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs PowerShot G16 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Canon PowerShot G16: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G16

  • Introduced in August 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-120mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 108.8 x 75.9 x 40.3mm³ (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6")
  • 356g (11.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G16

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs PowerShot G16: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot G16 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is a lot larger than the PowerShot G16's chip at 42mm² (0.07 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot G16 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G16

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.10
Auto Focus points (4)319
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
356g
(11.5 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
333cm³
(21 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is made easy by the lower weight than the PowerShot G16 and the more compact size.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G16

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G16

Higher speed (4, frames/second)89
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)240360

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G16 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 11 points for the PowerShot G16.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

PowerShot G16

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Canon PowerShot G16 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and PowerShot G16

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G16, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G16, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G16, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und PowerShot G16, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G16

24
11

We recommend Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II as better choice.

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