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Canon PowerShot G16

£246.99
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and 2 year old compact digital camera, good for sports photography
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon PowerShot G16 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G16 number 179 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 66?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital 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. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Canon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography, ranking number 45 in sports photography cameras. However good for wildlife photography, ranking number 109 in wildlife photography cameras as well being average for portrait photography, ranking number 90 in portrait photography cameras.
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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 356g.

Canon PowerShot G16 front dimensions

Canon PowerShot G16 size in context

Canon PowerShot G16 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

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

This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, both of which said that this Canon digital camera was great.

This camera was given a "Gold" award by website What Digital Camera who thought that this Canon camera was fantastic.

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 81% based on 49 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This Canon digital camera has an exceptional average owner rating based on 627 owner reviews. 289 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 35,686 owner and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features. However at £246.99 it is cheaper than 61% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot G16 and the United Kingdom price of £246.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $999.98 (£1,301.77).

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the PowerShot G16 of only 12.1MP is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 17% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked 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 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G16 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot G16 of 1.8 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the PowerShot G16 of 356g is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked 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 66% of digital cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PowerShot G16 has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot G16 has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot G16 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot G16 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all digital cameras is 0.5", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The Canon PowerShot G16's image sensor size of 0.588" is quite big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot G16 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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360 Battery Life

The PowerShot G16 is a camera that takes 360 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot G16 of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G16 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this digital camera supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels plus 16 more values. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot G16's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is quite small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of all cameras is 5.5s, with the fastest being 0.0055s and the slowest being 15s. The Canon PowerShot G16's flash recharging time of 10s is fairly slow compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 23% 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. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The PowerShot G16's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot G16 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The PowerShot G16 features saturation adjustment, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels. The PowerShot G16's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 18% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a carrying case. 89% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon PowerShot G16 supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot G16 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot G16 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This Canon camera was released in December 2015.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803229820, 00138032298208, 00845251058864, 04960999990798, 04960999990804, 04960999999814, 05054230950364, 08714574610238

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