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Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
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PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice What Digital Camera Gold
A good spec and multi award winning compact digital camera, with a Gold award from one expert review website and 6 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Oct 2013
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Canon PowerShot G16 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G16 number 799 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
650 Reviews + 7 Awards
70
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The PowerShot G16 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Bright f/1.8-2.8, 28mm, 5x zoom lens
HS system
Intelligent is; enhanced dynamic IS
Superfast 9.3fps* shooting
7.5 cm (3.0") LCD, OVF
Expert control
Full HD 60fps
Wi-Fi, GPS via mobile
Star mode, handheld HDR, background defocus
Optional accessories
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

Canon PowerShot G16 Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot G16?

The Canon PowerShot G16 is 108.8mm wide and 75.9mm tall. It is 40.3mm deep and weighs 314g.

Canon PowerShot G16 front dimensions
Canon PowerShot G16 size in context

Canon PowerShot G16 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

The experts at review websites Vido.com.ua and Camera Labs both recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was great. This was from PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

The writer at one other expert review site thought that this camera was excellent and gave it one of their highest awards. This was from What Digital Camera who gave it an "Gold".

Two more expert review sites both thought that this Canon camera was very good. Imaging Resource.com gave this camera a "Dave's Pick" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint.

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 81 out of 100 based on 50 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this camera as exceptional on average. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 42,313 expert and user reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon digital camera has been on the market since October 2013.

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the PowerShot G16 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Canon PowerShot G16 of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 16% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot G16's optical zoom of 5x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 45% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot G16 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot G16 of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 67% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot G16's minimum aperture number of 1.8 is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 84% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot G16's weight of 314g is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 35% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot G16 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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4000 X 2248 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot G16 is 4000 x 2248. That's over three times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot G16's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 140mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 30% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon PowerShot G16 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Canon PowerShot G16 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot G16's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 67% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot G16 supports direct printing. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot G16's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is in the longest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The PowerShot G16 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot G16 of 4x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 75% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of all cameras is 5.5s, with the fastest being 1s and the slowest being 15s. The Canon PowerShot G16's flash recharging time of 10s is slower than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Canon PowerShot G16 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PowerShot G16 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot G16 has a carrying case. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot G16 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor sizes of cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The image sensor size of the Canon PowerShot G16 of 0.588" is in the biggest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PowerShot G16 supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G16 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The PowerShot G16 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G16 supports Wi-Fi. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot G16 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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360 Battery Life

The PowerShot G16 is a digital camera that takes 360 shots battery life.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot G16 has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon PowerShot G16 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Product Identifiers

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