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Canon G16 vs Nikon L19

Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
62
Overall
47
Canon PowerShot G16 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L19 front
Portability
94
Imaging
31
Features
11
Overall
23

Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 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
  • Older Model is Canon G15
Nikon L19
(Full Review)
  • 8MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • ()mm (F3.1-6.7) lens
  • 130g - 97 x 61 x 29mm
  • Launched February 2009
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Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 Overview

Its time to look more in depth at the Canon G16 vs Nikon L19, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Canon and Nikon. There is a considerable difference among the sensor resolutions of the G16 (12MP) and L19 (8MP) and the G16 (1/1.7") and L19 (1/2.5") boast totally different sensor sizing.

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The G16 was announced 4 years later than the L19 and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the G16 scores versus the L19 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G16 over the Nikon L19

 G16 L19 
LaunchedNovember 2013February 2009Fresher by 59 months
Focus manually Very exact focus
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution922k230kCrisper screen (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon L19 over the Canon G16

 L19 G16 

Common features in the Canon G16 and Nikon L19

 G16 L19 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera frequently, you will need to take into account its weight and volume. The Canon G16 has got outside 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 Nikon L19 has sizing of 97mm x 61mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you choose at that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the G16 and the L19.

Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the G16 and L19 is 85 and 94 respectively.

Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 top view buttons comparison

Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to see the gap in sensor sizing merely by researching specs. The visual underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the G16 and L19.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The G16 having a bigger sensor will make getting shallow DOF simpler and the Canon G16 will render extra detail with its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The more recent G16 will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 sensor size comparison

Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G16 Portrait photography info
Nikon L19 Portrait photography info
48
you can focus manually
above average flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
supports face detection focusing
exports RAW formats
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
18
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (8 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.5")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon G16 as a Street photography camera
Nikon L19 as a Street photography camera
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
more heavy than average in class (356g)
54
lighter than others in class (130g)
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.5")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon G16
Sports photography with Nikon L19
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (360 shots)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
no phase detect AF
15
fixed focal length (()mm)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (8 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.5")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G16 Travel photography factors
Nikon L19 Travel photography factors
64
better than average battery power (360 shots)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than average in class (356g)
megapixel count low (12MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
57
lighter than others in class (130 grams)
built-in flash
missing Timelapse mode
low resolution sensor (8MP)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G16 Landscape photography info
Nikon L19 Landscape photography info
58
you can focus manually
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
decent sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (360 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/1.7")
21
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (()mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7")
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (8 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.5")
has no RAW files
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G16 Vlogging info
Nikon L19 Vlogging info
33
really wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f1.8)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than average in class (356g)
25
lighter than others in class (130 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external microphone support
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Canon G16 vs Nikon L19 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G16 and Nikon L19
 Canon PowerShot G16Nikon Coolpix L19
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Model type Canon PowerShot G16 Nikon Coolpix L19
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-11-25 2009-02-03
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.5"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 5.744 x 4.308mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 24.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 8 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 3264 x 2448
Highest native ISO 12800 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) ()
Max aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/3.1-6.7
Macro focusing range 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 4.8 6.3
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 922k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech TFT PureColor II G LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 12.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow, Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/2000 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone 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 356g (0.78 lbs) 130g (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions 109 x 76 x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") 97 x 61 x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photographs -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-10L 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $499 $0