Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G16 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs PowerShot G16 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Canon PowerShot G16 Specs


  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q-P

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

Q-P vs PowerShot G16: The sensors

Q-P features a Full frame sized sensor, while the PowerShot G16 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.) the sensor of the Q-P 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: Leica Q-P

Q-P vs PowerShot G16: Viewfinder

The Q-P has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

The PowerShot G16 features

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

Q-P (0.70x)

PowerShot G16 (0.60x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Q-PSimulated viewfinder of the PowerShot G16

Advantage: Leica Q-P

Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G16 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice


PowerShot G16

Larger sensor (5)Full frameCompact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2012.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)109
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen.

The Q-P scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G16


PowerShot G16

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)300360
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
(11.5 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
(21 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G16 are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Q-P: the lower weight than the Q-P and the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the PowerShot G16.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


PowerShot G16

Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Leica Q-P VS Canon PowerShot G16 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and PowerShot G16

Q-P und PowerShot G16, front viewQ-P und PowerShot G16, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und PowerShot G16, view from aboveQ-P und PowerShot G16, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Canon PowerShot G16


We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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