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Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100

Portability
85
Imaging
38
Features
62
Overall
47
Canon PowerShot G16 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 front
Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
21
Overall
27

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 Key Specs

Canon G16
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 356g - 109 x 76 x 40mm
  • Released November 2013
  • Superseded the Canon G15
Casio EX-FC100
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F3.6-8.5) lens
  • 156g - 100 x 59 x 23mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 Overview

Following is a thorough overview of the Canon G16 and Casio EX-FC100, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Canon and Casio. There is a crucial difference among the resolutions of the G16 (12MP) and EX-FC100 (9MP) and the G16 (1/1.7") and EX-FC100 (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor sizing.

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The G16 was introduced 4 years after the EX-FC100 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a short summation of how the G16 matches up against the EX-FC100 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G16 over the Casio EX-FC100

 G16 EX-FC100 
RevealedNovember 2013January 2009More modern by 60 months
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution922k230kCrisper display (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Casio EX-FC100 over the Canon G16

 EX-FC100 G16 

Common features in the Canon G16 and Casio EX-FC100

 G16 EX-FC100 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera often, you'll have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon G16 offers external measurements of 109mm x 76mm x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") and a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs) and the Casio EX-FC100 has dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the G16 against the EX-FC100.

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the G16 and EX-FC100 is 85 and 94 respectively.

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 top view buttons comparison

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to visualise the difference in sensor sizes only by checking out a spec sheet. The image here might offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the G16 and EX-FC100.

As you can see, the 2 cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The G16 having a larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF less difficult and the Canon G16 will provide extra detail using its extra 3 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos a little more aggressively. The more modern G16 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 sensor size comparison

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon G16
Portrait photography with Casio EX-FC100
49
you can focus manually
high flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
includes face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
low megapixels (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
27
manual focus
cannot use external flash
low MP (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon G16 as a Street photography camera
Casio EX-FC100 as a Street photography camera
58
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than average in class (356g)
56
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon G16 as a Sports photography camera
Casio EX-FC100 as a Sports photography camera
44
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking focus
better than average battery pack (360 shots)
low megapixels (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
24
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed focal length (()mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,000s)
low MP (9 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon G16
Travel photography with Casio EX-FC100
64
better than average battery pack (360 shots)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than average in class (356g)
low megapixels (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
52
flash built-in
missing Timelapse function
low MP (9MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G16 Landscape photography information
Casio EX-FC100 Landscape photography information
58
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (360 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
32
manual focus
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
low MP (9MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G16 Vlogging info
Casio EX-FC100 Vlogging info
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decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have microphone port
more heavy than average in class (356 grams)
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.6)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone jack
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Canon G16 vs Casio EX-FC100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G16 and Casio EX-FC100
 Canon PowerShot G16Casio Exilim EX-FC100
General Information
Brand Canon Casio
Model type Canon PowerShot G16 Casio Exilim EX-FC100
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-11-25 2009-01-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 9 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 3456 x 2592
Maximum native ISO 12800 1600
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) ()
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/3.6-8.5
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 922k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT PureColor II G LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80 percent -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 1 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 12.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/2000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps),448 x 336 (240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 356 grams (0.78 pounds) 156 grams (0.34 pounds)
Dimensions 109 x 76 x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") 100 x 59 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 54 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 230 not tested
Other
Battery life 360 images -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-10L NP-40
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, Eye-Fi Wireless Card compatible
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $499 $300