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Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CMOS Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
A bright f/1.8-2.8 Canon lens, which maintains a wide maximum aperture even with full zoom, lets you shoot in very low light and at higher shutter speeds. Flexible 28mm, 5x optical zoom lens and... More
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Seven Industry Awards

This digital camera has received seven awards from experts.

This compact camera camera received a "Recommended" from both Camera Labs and Vido.com.ua, both of which concluded that this Canon camera was good.

This Canon camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which thought that this camera was great.

The reviewer at one other expert review site concluded that this Canon digital camera was fantastic and gave it one of their highest awards. This camera received a "Gold" award from What Digital Camera.

Pocket Lint gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and Imaging Resource.com gave it a "Dave's Pick" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fourty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 81 out of 100. If all the cameras of a comparable age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this compact camera camera is in the top 10%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, PowerShot G16 owners rated this camera as outstanding. This Canon camera in the top 19% of all the cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by user rating.

Robust

Thirty-three Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was well made. A. Sheridan rated this digital camera 4 stars and said “It feels well made and solid without being too heavy”. Three years ago B. Janes said on Amazon “A Solid Performer”. B. Janes also wrote “Want something more pocketable, little features like a built in ND filter (3 stops)”.

A number of customers reckoned that the product was strong and durable. Liam wrote on Amazon “The camera feels sturdy and quite heavy” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au three years ago “Canon's PowerShot G16 is a small and sturdy compact camera that can capture clear”.

One Canon PowerShot G16 owner who bought the Canon PowerShot G16 concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Bri said on Amazon “The G12 was superb for underwater photos at macro setting so I'm hoping that the G16 will be just as fabulous!” in their review of this digital camera.

One person considered that it was reliable. Three years ago Reviewed.com said “A bright lens, reliably excellent still image quality” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a rating of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Thirteen Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. In November last year A John wrote “It is actually pretty obvious.”. Benny said last year “I also have a pretty good camcorder” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Dr. John Powell wrote “You don't need a SLR that weighs a ton, you need this beautiful baby” .

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was neat. B. Janes wrote on Amazon three years ago “A star trail mode are neat little additions, as is Wi-Fi” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Two years ago Mr. P. J. Underwood wrote “I bought this second hand in immaculate condition from an Amazon Marketplace seller” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Petra Bryce scored it 4 stars and she mentioned “I reckon I haven't even grazed the surface of what this neat little piece of kit can do; you can even take videos on it”.

One Canon PowerShot G16 owner considered that the Canon PowerShot G16 was smooth. B. Janes mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The 60fps video is silky smooth”. One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer who bought the product wrote that it was a good design. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Relatively streamlined design make it nice to use” in their review.

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer considered that it was ergonomic. Digit.in mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel” .

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Good Technical Features

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. A John mentioned “Of course, there are some features it doesn't have” and rated the Canon PowerShot G16 as excellent. Amazon Customer mentioned two years ago “There are lots of unexpected features hidden in the various modes which re-use the various buttons in unexpected ways” and gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a rating of 4 stars. Dr Phibes said last year “Very capable compact camera with some fantastic features”.

Easy to Use

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. A John said in their review of this digital camera “I've found it was relatively intuitive”. A. Sheridan said “It has enough manual control for serious photographers that don't wish to take a large DSLR with them” in their review. Two years ago Bartosz wrote “Software settings are really intuitive and access to them is easy too” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review.

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners who bought the product said that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “Eventually, I hope to find a handful of favorite settings which suit most of my photography”. Three years ago Miss Thornton wrote on Amazon “It has settings that would not have been something id have expected” in her review and scored the product very highly. Nicola L wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “A great middle ground camera between a compact & DSLR with a good range of manual settings & decent zoom”.

A number of people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G16 mentioned that it was easy to handle. Mr. P. J. Underwood said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “Excellent handling”. Mr. P. J. Underwood also wrote “It handles really well takes great quality shots”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg wrote three years ago “Availability to be confirmedFor advanced shutterbugs looking for a compact camera with great handling”.

Several Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au said “The camera is responsive and a pleasure to hold and use, with fast auto-focus”. One person wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G16 was easy to setup. Digit.in wrote in their review two years ago “WiFi is clunky to setup no remote shooting capabilities” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-two customers who bought this digital camera thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “For a long time, I have wanted better image quality than my super-zoom cameras, still wanted a viewfinder, wanted not to carry a bulky DSLR or extra lenses” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Antoine Camilleri wrote in his Canon PowerShot G16 review on Amazon “Having said that the image quality is excellent, albeit no better than the G15 in my opinion”. B. Janes said “Good quality images, great low light performance” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners thought this digital camera was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “Surprisingly Compact; WiFi image transfer is a boon; Much still to learn”. Amazon Customer also said “The facility to transfer images to a PC using WiFi, is a nice surprise”. Haadi Samid gave it an excellent review score and wrote “Great camera and love the wifi option to send photos to your phone” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review.

Good Size

A few customers who bought the Canon PowerShot G16 considered that it was compact. A. Sheridan mentioned in their review on Amazon “Overall a great little compact”. Bri mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Love that this is more compact that the G12.” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Dr Phibes wrote “The camera comes in a very compact box” and scored it very highly.

Two people concluded that it was heavy and bulky.

Two Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G16 concluded that it was a good body shape. Two years ago Bartosz wrote on Amazon “The body build quality is decent”. Mr Baz said “Body is still very nicely made and solid”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was a good size. Benny said in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16 on Amazon in November last year “Good size and build quality - it is fun to own”. Kirsty mentioned on Amazon “This is actually a really good size camera” in their review.

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good structurally. Derek H said in his Canon PowerShot G16 review “First class! Feels right, controls well positioned, solid construction, massive range of settings, - can't fault it!”.

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Good Support

A few Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Dr Phibes wrote “Even the full PDF manual is lacking in detailed instruction” in their review. Magi Haroun Photography mentioned in their review two years ago “Sharp, clear, high quality, fast, manual capabilities, decent flash, low to high ISO” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. S. P. Long gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “With this in mind, they feature a large selection of manual controls, RAW shooting, good build quality”.

Good Quality Pictures

Fifty people who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. A John said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “It also has an extra dial to enable the amateur photographer to take the setting up or down three notches - particularly useful for pictures in snow etc” . Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “To obtain a better ratio of usable photos”. Antoine Camilleri wrote in his review “What I can say is that any of the 2 models will produce stunning photos” .

A few people agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Cansu said on Amazon in November last year “This camera has many shooting modes which makes shooting easier for me”. Last year Stann gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “5x zoom range.+ Fast burst shooting.+ Records 1080p video.+ Integrated Wi-Fi” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot G16 offers a number of improvements over the previous model, including a number of new and useful shooting modes including Handheld HDR, Star modes” in their review of this digital camera.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. A John gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a very good rating and mentioned “I also found the auto system better at enabling clearer low light shots than the Olympus” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Three years ago B. Janes said “A good alternative to the Sony RX100 II which is smaller and has better low light performance, however this is cheaper” in their review of this digital camera. Liam said on Amazon “The focus is pretty quick in low light and fast in good light” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Canon PowerShot G16 very highly.

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Liam rated it as excellent and mentioned on Amazon “As an owner of several Crop sensor and full frame Canon” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Mr. P. J. Underwood said in their review of this digital camera “However it only has a 1/1.7 sensor and this really showed when blowing up images” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Stann said “+ Larger-than-average image sensor.+ Sharp, wide-aperture lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Two Canon PowerShot G16 owners said that the Canon PowerShot G16 had a good ISO range. Mr. Peter J. Jordan mentioned “The G16 has better sensitivity at high ISO”.

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Good Quality Lens

Some people said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Laurie Durand rated it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review “I love the new features of the camera and the faster lens and ability to use large capacity SD cards”. Mr Baz said “The fast lens and effecitve IS means low light shooting isn't a problem, with good results even at ISO 1600” in his review of this digital camera. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review “Canon's PowerShot G16 is a solidly built compact that supplies good versatility thanks to its f/18 lens and fast overall performance” .

Several Canon PowerShot G16 owners said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Benny said on Amazon “The autofocus is ok.” and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100. Peter Fenton mentioned on Amazon “In operation I've noticed that the camera does focus and shoot quicker than the G15”. Dp Review mentioned “Enhanced response (fps, focusing”.

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 owners who bought the Canon PowerShot G16 agreed that it had a good zoom. Digit.in wrote in their review “Excellent 1.82.8 5x optical zoom lens” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Video Capture

Ten people who purchased it thought it was good for video recording. A. Sheridan said “Full HD video can be shot at a decent frame rate too” in their review. Antoine Camilleri mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “This could be a feature which might not appeal to all, especially when considering that some of the upgrades are targeted for video”. Benny wrote “The mini digest movie can be fun too” in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16 and rated it 4 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Canon PowerShot G16 owners agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 on Amazon two years ago “The viewfinder is very useful”. Last year Stann wrote on Amazon “Fixed rear LCD.- Bulky for a point-and-shoot.- Optical viewfinder could be better” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Dp Review wrote “The fast lens, optical viewfinder”.

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good screen. Two years ago Bartosz gave it an excellent rating and said on Amazon “Screen is is good quality also”. S. P. Long said on Amazon “The rear is also home to a 3" LCD screen, which is excellent - pin sharp”. Dp Review mentioned “Good screen”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life. In November last year Benny said on Amazon “Battery life is good”. Dr Phibes mentioned in their review “The battery will require a full charge”. Dr Phibes also wrote “After a full charge it was ready for use”.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good value for money. Antoine Camilleri said “Price wise the G16 sits in mid table between the flagship G1X (4X optical zoom)” in his review. Two years ago Emelia Helliwell wrote in her review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “Great price too”. J.bodman mentioned last year “Built to a price, works OK”.

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer who purchased the Canon PowerShot G16 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Dr. John Powell mentioned on Amazon “If you're headed out for a week, take 3 (quite cheap) batteries and/or a charging stick” and rated it 4 stars.

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Good Flash

Some Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash. Liam gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The flash is pretty good too although I'll use a speedlite instead” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Exposure Control

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good exposure controls. Dp Review mentioned “Exposure compensation dial easily nudged”.

Fairly Large Screen Size

Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". At 3 inches, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G16.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8").

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Canon PowerShot G16 supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], and the XQ1[pl_1962901_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], and the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon are also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot G16 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which is cheaper.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot G16 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot G16 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G16 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot G16 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 that we have checked, the maximum camera shutter speed of the PowerShot G16 of 250 seconds is one of the longest. Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the PowerShot G16's closest focusing distance is one of the smallest amongst compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G16. The smallest closest focusing distance of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G16 is 0.01m and the largest is 30m.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot G16 the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps. With a JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the PowerShot G16 has a very high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 that we have checked, the display resolution of the PowerShot G16 of 922,000 pixels is one of the highest. Cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot G16 have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

The lowest maximum playback zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot G16 is 1x and the highest is 16x. With a maximum playback zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G16 has a quite high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot G16 the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. With a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, the Canon PowerShot G16 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G16 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1880, 1600 x 1064, 640 x 424, 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112, 1200 x 1200, 480 x 480, 2400 x 3000, 1696 x 2112 and 960 x 1200 and 384 x 480. The best still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon PowerShot G16 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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360 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot G16 is a digital camera that takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot G16 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The PowerShot G16 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot G16 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot G16 video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features Five Auto Focus

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Canon PowerShot G16 is more than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Canon digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16 the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The PowerShot G16 has a very small minimum aperture (only 1.8) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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20 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer considered that this digital camera was not noisy. Dp Review said on DP Review “Noisy at high ISOs” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot G16 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G16 do support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Canon PowerShot G16 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

If this Canon camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot G16 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16 are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G16, the PowerShot G16 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot G16 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 314 grams, the Canon PowerShot G16 is quite heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16. The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16 is 170g.

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Expensive

We think this compact camera camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a comparable type and age. We checked 63 cameras of a comparable type and age and they range in price from £29 to £293.

Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G16 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x), or the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (54x).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 2.8, the Canon PowerShot G16's maximum aperture is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G16. The maximum apertures of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G16 range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot G16 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and type. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The PowerShot G16 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 12.8 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G16 is 16MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Only Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G16 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO speeds 80, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Has Nine White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot G16 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Thick

At 40.3 millimeters, the PowerShot G16 is fairly thick compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G16. Cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16 have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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Only 1920x1080@60fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The PowerShot G16 has a 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280×720@30fps and 640x480@120fps and 640x480@30fps.

A 1920x1080@60fps resolution and capture speed is in fact the best resolution at capture speeds across all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16.

A 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed is the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of cameras of this spec and age is 5mm, the longest is 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the PowerShot G16 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a quite long flash recharging time (10 seconds) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G16. The flash recharging times of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16 range from 0.0005s to 15s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G16

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the PowerShot G16.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G16 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G16.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x) which is also cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Carrying Case
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Neck Strap

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Reviewed 11 November 2013 by Photpbug
Photpbug would recommend the Canon PowerShot G16

Being a long time user of the Canon G series cameras, i read the good reviews on the new G16. I have the G15 but the quicker focus and better low light performance, along with the new processor,... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2013 by Lumens
Lumens would recommend the Canon PowerShot G16

I was looking for a camera that would give me good image quality without the size and bulk of my DSLR. I was also hoping for good low-light performance. I have purchased several Point & Shoot... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2013 by Gtg673a
Gtg673a would recommend the Canon PowerShot G16 (Verified Purchase)

This is my second G. I owned the G11 for years and still have it! I upgraded to the G16 for the wifi capabilities. It's amazing. You can hand it off to a terrible picture taker and it still... Read more…

Reviewed 30 September 2013 by Rob
Rob would recommend the Canon PowerShot G16

Just picked the G16 up last week at Henrys up here in Ottawa. I've had an eye on the G series for a while and when wireless was implemented I put down my $[$] CDN. So far I'm very pleased with the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2014 by Dropkickkatie
Dropkickkatie would recommend the Canon PowerShot G16 (Verified Purchase)

I was having a horrible time deciding between this camera and the Sony a line of mirrorless cameras. I decided that this seemed like a really good camera with a lot of functionality and it still... Read more…

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