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Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200

Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
62
Overall
47
Canon PowerShot G16 front
 
Samsung PL200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31

Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 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
  • Announced November 2013
  • Superseded the Canon G15
Samsung PL200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
  • Released July 2010
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Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 Overview

On this page, we will be reviewing the Canon G16 and Samsung PL200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Canon and Samsung. The resolution of the G16 (12MP) and the PL200 (14MP) is pretty comparable but the G16 (1/1.7") and PL200 (1/2.3") offer different sensor sizing.

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The G16 was announced 3 years later than the PL200 and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a full comparison, here is a concise view of how the G16 matches up against the PL200 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon G16 over the Samsung PL200

 G16 PL200 
ReleasedNovember 2013July 2010Fresher by 41 months
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Screen resolution922k230kCrisper screen (+692k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung PL200 over the Canon G16

 PL200 G16 

Common features in the Canon G16 and Samsung PL200

 G16 PL200 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera regularly, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon G16 provides exterior 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 Samsung PL200 has dimensions of 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

Look at the Canon G16 and Samsung PL200 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the G16 vs the PL200.

Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the G16 and PL200 is 85 and 94 respectively.

Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 top view buttons comparison

Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to picture the difference in sensor sizing just by seeing a spec sheet. The visual here will give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the G16 and PL200.

As you can see, each of these cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The G16 with its bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallower depth of field simpler and the Samsung PL200 will provide more detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs more aggressively. The newer G16 provides an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 sensor size comparison

Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G16 Portrait photography info
Samsung PL200 Portrait photography info
48
has manual focus
high flash sync speed (1/2,000 seconds)
offers face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon G16 Street photography highlights
Samsung PL200 Street photography highlights
58
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competitors in class (356 grams)
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon G16
Sports photography with Samsung PL200
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
great battery life (360 per charge)
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon G16 Travel photography details
Samsung PL200 Travel photography details
64
great battery life (360 per charge)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.8)
more heavy than competitors in class (356g)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
58
good MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
no Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon G16
Landscape photography with Samsung PL200
58
has manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.8)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (360 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
37
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon G16
Vlogging with Samsung PL200
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f1.8)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone jack
more heavy than competitors in class (356 grams)
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
no mic support
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Canon G16 vs Samsung PL200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G16 and Samsung PL200
 Canon PowerShot G16Samsung PL200
General Information
Brand Name Canon Samsung
Model type Canon PowerShot G16 Samsung PL200
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-11-25 2010-07-21
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 12800 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Max aperture f/1.8-2.8 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 4.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 922 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology TFT PureColor II G LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder coverage 80% -
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1500s
Continuous shutter rate 12.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 4.60 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 356 gr (0.78 pounds) 170 gr (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 109 x 76 x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") 100 x 60 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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 photos -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-10L BP70A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC'/MMC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
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