Both camera share same sensor size and both are mid range pro compact camera, the G16 have a newly developed hybrid IS system that work in 5 different modes to compensate the camera shake , no such hybrid IS used in P7800.. see the table and text for detailed specification comparison…
Nikon P7800 vs. Canon Power Shot G16 Specification Comparison Table.
Optical Zoom: More optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject without physically moving yourself, hence we recommend you to buy Nikon P7800 over Canon Power Shot G16.
Aperture Range: Canon Power Shot G16 aperture Range is better than Nikon P7800, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor, create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.
Macro: Canon Power Shot G16 have better close-up macro range than Nikon P7800.
More AF Points: Nikon P7800 have More AF points Compared to Canon Power Shot G16, More sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Nikon P7800 can quickly and accurately do AF Compared to Canon Power Shot G16.
ISO: The ISO range of Canon Power Shot G16 is more than Nikon P7800, high sensitivity sensor have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.
Better Shutter Range: Nikon P7800 features better shutter range compared to Canon Power Shot G16.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Canon Power Shot G16 features fast shooting speed compared to Nikon P7800.
Video Mode: Nikon P7800 features full HD video recording @ 30 fps, 25 fps and 15 fps frame rate. 1280×720 video@ 60 fps and 30 fps.
Supported formats Nikon P7800 supperts standard recoding format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4.
Other Video Feature of Nikon P7800
- manual and aperture-priority exposure control capabilities
- built-in ND filter
- built-in stereo microphone
- record sound or, alternatively
- addition to the sound with movies for dictating notes during shooting
- AV stereo, USB
- HDMI ports
- sharing video files
Video Mode: Canon Power Shot G16 features full HD video recording @ 60, 30 and 15 frame rate. 1280 x720 video@ 30 fps, 6 fps, 3 fps and 1.5 fps.
Other Video Feature of Canon Power Shot G16
- HDTV via
- HDMI port
- HDMI-CEC support and 60 fps movies
- Internet-friendly MP4
- expedited online sharing and editing
- Fine Movie Detail
- enhance noise reduction
- overall clarity
Nikon P7800 features Swivel display on the other hand Canon Power Shot G16 have fixed display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Nikon P7800.
Wi-Fi: Canon Power Shot G16 features built-in Wi-Fi so you can share images without any pain, Nikon P7800 doesn’t have built-in Wi-Fi, but you can buy a optional Wi-Fi adaptor at an extra cost.
Battery Life (CIPA): Canon Power Shot G16 battery rating is 360 shots and other hand Nikon P7800 battery rating is 350 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Canon Power Shot G16 is smaller than Nikon P7800.
Weight: Canon Power Shot G16 lighter than Nikon P7800.
Verdict: Canon G16 gives you more ISO range a bright aperture lens, better macro mode and built in WiFi, on the other hand the Nikon P7800 have bit more optical zoom and more AF points. (keep in mind that both camera have contrast based AF system so you will not notice any major difference between the AF speed of both the camera.)
Based on Specification comparison review we recommend you to get Canon G16 camera.
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