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Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7

Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
62
Overall
47
Canon PowerShot G16 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
36
Overall
37

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 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
  • Introduced November 2013
  • Older Model is Canon G15
Panasonic FH7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.1-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 19mm
  • Revealed September 2011
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FS22
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Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 Overview

Following is a comprehensive analysis of the Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Canon and Panasonic. There is a significant difference among the image resolutions of the G16 (12MP) and FH7 (16MP) and the G16 (1/1.7") and FH7 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor sizing.

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The G16 was launched 2 years after the FH7 which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the G16 scores vs the FH7 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G16 over the Panasonic FH7

 G16 FH7 
RevealedNovember 2013September 2011More modern by 27 months
Manual focus More precise focusing
Screen resolution922k230kCrisper screen (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic FH7 over the Canon G16

 FH7 G16 
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon G16 and Panasonic FH7

 G16 FH7 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon G16 offers 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) and the Panasonic FH7 has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the G16 versus the FH7.

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the G16 and FH7 is 85 and 96 respectively.

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 top view buttons comparison

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very difficult to visualize the difference in sensor sizes merely by researching specifications. The pic underneath will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the G16 and FH7.

Plainly, each of these cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The G16 due to its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field less difficult and the Panasonic FH7 will render extra detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop shots a little more aggressively. The more modern G16 provides an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 sensor size comparison

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G16 Portrait photography info
Panasonic FH7 Portrait photography info
48
focusing manually
above average flash sync (1/2,000s)
features face detection focusing
exports RAW files
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
34
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
provides face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon G16 Street photography factors
Panasonic FH7 Street photography factors
58
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition in class (356g)
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
boasts focus by touch
lighter than competitors in class (126g)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon G16
Sports photography with Panasonic FH7
43
image stabilization (Optical)
features tracking autofocus
great battery power (360 shots)
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
has no phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (4.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon G16
Travel photography with Panasonic FH7
64
great battery power (360 per charge)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than competition in class (356g)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
71
lighter than competitors in class (126g)
boasts focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon G16
Landscape photography with Panasonic FH7
58
focusing manually
quite wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
screen is a good size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
great battery power (360 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
43
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G16 Vlogging info
Panasonic FH7 Vlogging info
33
quite wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f1.8)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (356 grams)
34
rather wide (28mm)
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
lighter than competitors in class (126 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone socket
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Canon G16 vs Panasonic FH7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G16 and Panasonic FH7
 Canon PowerShot G16Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
General Information
Brand Name Canon Panasonic
Model type Canon PowerShot G16 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7
Also called - Lumix DMC-FS22
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2013-11-25 2011-09-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 6 Venus Engine IV
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
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
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 12800 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/3.1-6.5
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 922k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech TFT PureColor II G LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80 percent -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate 12.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 3.30 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest 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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 356g (0.78 lbs) 126g (0.28 lbs)
Dimensions 109 x 76 x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") 95 x 56 x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 shots 260 shots
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-10L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $499 $149