Here we are comparing two Compact cameras from Canon and Olympus. Canon G16 was introduced to market in November 2013 and Olympus TG-5 was launched in May 2017. As you can see, G16 is 4 years older than TG-5. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Both cameras have 12.0MP sensors but Canon G16's sensor is 1/1.7" sized whereas Olympus TG-5 has a 1/2.3" sensor. This will be an interesting match up as even though these two cameras doesn't have the exact same body type, they are both ranked amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Canon G16 is ranked #3
out of 262 Small Sensor Compact cameras with an overall score of 63 whereas Olympus TG-5 is ranked #2
out of 75 Waterproof cameras with an overall score of 61.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Canon G16 and Olympus TG-5 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon G16 and Olympus TG-5 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.