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Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1

Portability
85
Imaging
38
Features
62
Overall
47
Canon PowerShot G16 front
 
Fujifilm XF1 front
Portability
90
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41

Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 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
  • Revealed November 2013
  • Succeeded the Canon G15
Fujifilm XF1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F1.8-4.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 33mm
  • Introduced September 2012
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Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 Overview

On this page, we will be matching up the Canon G16 versus Fujifilm XF1, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by brands Canon and FujiFilm. The image resolution of the G16 (12MP) and the Fujifilm XF1 (12MP) is pretty comparable but the G16 (1/1.7") and Fujifilm XF1 (2/3") boast totally different sensor measurements.

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The G16 was revealed 15 months later than the Fujifilm XF1 which makes them a generation apart from each other. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a thorough comparison, here is a simple overview of how the G16 grades vs the Fujifilm XF1 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G16 over the Fujifilm XF1

 G16 Fujifilm XF1 
IntroducedNovember 2013September 2012Fresher by 15 months
Screen resolution922k460kSharper screen (+462k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm XF1 over the Canon G16

 Fujifilm XF1 G16 

Common features in the Canon G16 and Fujifilm XF1

 G16 Fujifilm XF1 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurements
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to carry your camera, you need to consider its weight and volume. The Canon G16 comes with 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) while the Fujifilm XF1 has sizing of 108mm x 62mm x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3") along with a weight of 255 grams (0.56 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you select during that time. The following is a front view size comparison of the G16 against the Fujifilm XF1.

Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the G16 and Fujifilm XF1 is 85 and 90 respectively.

Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 top view buttons comparison

Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to see the contrast in sensor sizing just by seeing a spec sheet. The graphic underneath will give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the G16 and Fujifilm XF1.

Clearly, the two cameras provide the same resolution albeit not the same sensor sizing. The G16 has got the smaller sensor which will make obtaining shallow depth of field more challenging. The fresher G16 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 sensor size comparison

Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G16 as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm XF1 as a Portrait photography camera
49
has manual focus
high flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
includes face detect focus
saves RAW files
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
43
focusing manually
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
external flash not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (2/3")
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Street Comparison

Canon G16 Street photography advice
Fujifilm XF1 Street photography advice
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
heavier than average (356 grams)
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (2/3")
heavier than competition in class (255g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon G16
Sports photography with Fujifilm XF1
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking focus
better than average battery (360 shots)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
has no phase detect auto focus
32
built in image stabilization (Optical)
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (2/3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G16 as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm XF1 as a Travel photography camera
64
better than average battery (360 CIPA)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
heavier than average (356 grams)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
60
has built in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition in class (255g)
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G16 Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm XF1 Landscape photography factors
58
has manual focus
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (360 shots)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
54
focusing manually
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (2/3")
lack of Time Lapse recording
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Canon G16 as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm XF1 as a Vlogging camera
33
quite wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
display isn't selfie friendly
no mic support
heavier than average (356 grams)
34
relatively wide (25mm)
great maximum aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not offer selfie friendly display
lack of mic support
heavier than competition in class (255g)
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Canon G16 vs Fujifilm XF1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G16 and Fujifilm XF1
 Canon PowerShot G16Fujifilm XF1
General Information
Manufacturer Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot G16 Fujifilm XF1
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-11-25 2012-09-17
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS EXRCMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" 2/3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 8.8 x 6.6mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 58.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 12800 3200
Max enhanced ISO - 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/1.8-4.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 3cm
Crop factor 4.8 4.1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 922k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT PureColor II G LCD TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80 percent -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 12.0 frames per second 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.00 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
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
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 356 grams (0.78 lbs) 255 grams (0.56 lbs)
Physical dimensions 109 x 76 x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") 108 x 62 x 33mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 54 49
DXO Color Depth rating 21.0 20.5
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 11.2
DXO Low light rating 230 199
Other
Battery life 360 images -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-10L NP-50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $499 $380