Canon PowerShot G16 vs Samsung Gear 360

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Canon PowerShot G16
Samsung Gear 360

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
2.5" larger screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot G16 has a screen size of 3", however the Samsung Gear 360 is only a 0.5" screen digital camera (2.5" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

15.9mm thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot G16 has a depth of 40.3mm, however the Samsung Gear 360 is a 56.2mm deep digital camera (15.9mm thicker).
User reviews are a lot better
The Canon PowerShot G16 has an average user review score of 91%, but the Samsung Gear 360 has an average rating of 78% (based on 8 reviews).
7 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung Gear 360 is a 15MP digital camera. That's 2.9MP higher than the Canon PowerShot G16 (15MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2x lighter Edit
The Samsung Gear 360 has a weight of 153g, whereas the Canon PowerShot G16 is a 314g digital camera (161g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
The Samsung Gear 360 is a 60mm tall digital camera. That's 15.9mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot G16 (60mm).
64% narrower Edit
The Samsung Gear 360 has a width of 66.7mm. That's 42.1mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot G16 (66.7mm).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
The Samsung Gear 360 is a 1,350mAh battery digital camera. That's 430mAh bigger than the Canon PowerShot G16 (1,350mAh).
Cheaper by £2
The Samsung Gear 360 costs £245.00, whereas the Canon PowerShot G16 is £246.99.
10 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
24% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot G16 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, however the Samsung Gear 360 is a 15MP digital camera (2.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot G16 is a 314g digital camera. That's 161g heavier than the Samsung Gear 360 (153g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

15.9mm taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot G16 is a 75.9mm tall digital camera, whereas the Samsung Gear 360 is a 60mm tall digital camera (15.9mm shorter).
A lot wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot G16 has a width of 108.8mm, however the Samsung Gear 360 is a 66.7mm wide digital camera (42.1mm narrower).
430mAh smaller battery capacity Edit
The Canon PowerShot G16 is a 920mAh battery digital camera, whereas the Samsung Gear 360 is a 1,350mAh battery digital camera (430mAh bigger).
£2 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot G16 is more expensive than the Samsung Gear 360 by £1.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the Canon PowerShot G16, however 12 stores sell the Samsung Gear 360. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over two years older
The Canon PowerShot G16 is older than the Samsung Gear 360 by two years.
3 Reasons Against
2.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung Gear 360 has a screen size of 0.5". That's 2.5" smaller than the Canon PowerShot G16 (0.5"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Thicker Edit
The Samsung Gear 360 has a depth of 56.2mm. That's 15.9mm thicker than the Canon PowerShot G16 (56.2mm).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Samsung Gear 360 only has an average user score of 78%, but the Canon PowerShot G16 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 311 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 15MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2400 x 3000
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1696 x 2112
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 960 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2400 x 3000
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1696 x 2112
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 960 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 384 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
BEST
 4000 x 3000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
12.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 4:5
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
140mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
6.1 - 30.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
11/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 800
 12800
BEST
 Auto
 80
 800
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
250s Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 H.265
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 H.265
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@120fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
0.5"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
314g 153g
BEST
Height
75.9mm 60mm
BEST
Depth
40.3mm
BEST
56.2mm
Width
108.8mm 66.7mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
356g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-10L Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
920mAh 1,350mAh
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
360 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Neck Strap
 Neck strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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