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Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15

Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
62
Overall
47
Canon PowerShot G16 front
 
Casio Exilim EX-ZR15 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
43
Overall
40

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Key Specs

Canon G16
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 356g - 109 x 76 x 40mm
  • Revealed November 2013
  • Succeeded the Canon G15
Casio EX-ZR15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 102 x 59 x 27mm
  • Announced January 2012
Photography Glossary

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Canon and Casio. There exists a substantial gap among the resolutions of the G16 (12MP) and EX-ZR15 (16MP) and the G16 (1/1.7") and EX-ZR15 (1/2.3") have totally different sensor measurements.

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The G16 was brought out 23 months after the EX-ZR15 making them a generation away from one another. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the G16 grades versus the EX-ZR15 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon G16 over the Casio EX-ZR15

 G16 EX-ZR15 
AnnouncedNovember 2013January 2012Newer by 23 months
Display resolution922k461kCrisper display (+461k dot)

Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR15 over the Canon G16

 EX-ZR15 G16 

Common features in the Canon G16 and Casio EX-ZR15

 G16 EX-ZR15 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera regularly, you will need to think about its weight and size. The Canon G16 offers exterior measurements of 109mm x 76mm x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") along with a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs) whilst the Casio EX-ZR15 has specifications of 102mm x 59mm x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have at that time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the G16 compared to the EX-ZR15.

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the G16 and EX-ZR15 is 85 and 93 respectively.

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 top view buttons comparison

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very hard to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by going through specifications. The pic below might give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the G16 and EX-ZR15.

Plainly, the 2 cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The G16 featuring a larger sensor will make achieving bokeh simpler and the Casio EX-ZR15 will show greater detail having its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The newer G16 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 sensor size comparison

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G16 Portrait photography features
Casio EX-ZR15 Portrait photography features
48
has manual focus
high flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
includes face detection focusing
exports RAW formats
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
40
has manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
has face detect focusing
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon G16 Street photography factors
Casio EX-ZR15 Street photography factors
58
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/1.7")
heavier than average (356g)
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon G16 as a Sports photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Sports photography camera
43
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
great battery power (360 shots)
resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF
44
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
has tracking focus
better than average battery power (325 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon G16 Travel photography info
Casio EX-ZR15 Travel photography info
64
great battery power (360 per charge)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
heavier than average (356 grams)
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
67
better than average battery power (325 CIPA)
decent MP (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G16 as a Landscape photography camera
Casio EX-ZR15 as a Landscape photography camera
58
has manual focus
decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (360 shots)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
49
has manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
better than average battery power (325 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G16 Vlogging features
Casio EX-ZR15 Vlogging features
33
decently wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
doesn't have external mic port
heavier than average (356 grams)
33
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of mic jack
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Canon G16 vs Casio EX-ZR15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G16 and Casio EX-ZR15
 Canon PowerShot G16Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
General Information
Company Canon Casio
Model Canon PowerShot G16 Casio Exilim EX-ZR15
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-11-25 2012-01-09
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 6 Exilim Engine 5.0
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 12800 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-196mm (7.0x)
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 922 thousand dot 461 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT PureColor II G LCD Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 4s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 12.0 frames per second 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 7.00 m 5.20 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 356 grams (0.78 lb) 176 grams (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 109 x 76 x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") 102 x 59 x 27mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 54 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light score 230 not tested
Other
Battery life 360 images 325 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-10L NP-110
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch cost $499 $249