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Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CMOS Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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

Amongst cameras of a similar spec and age, this compact camera camera is one of the most awarded by experts in digital cameras.

Two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this camera. This Canon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both Camera Labs and Vido.com.ua.

The writers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both said that this Canon camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Canon digital camera received a "Gold" from What Digital Camera who concluded that this camera was fantastic.

This Canon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint and it received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging Resource.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Fourty-five experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this Canon digital camera on average 81 out of 100. Digital camera experts think this camera is one of the better comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, PowerShot G16 owners rated this camera as brilliant. Most PowerShot G16 owners think it is one of the better similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Easy to Use

Twenty-eight Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers considered that the Canon PowerShot G16 was easy to use. A John mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “I've found it was relatively intuitive” and gave this digital camera a very good review. Four years ago A. Sheridan gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It has enough manual control for serious photographers that don't wish to take a large DSLR with them” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Bartosz said on Amazon three years ago “Software settings are really intuitive and access to them is easy too”.

Some people who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote three years ago “Eventually, I hope to find a handful of favorite settings which suit most of my photography”. Four years ago Miss Thornton rated this digital camera 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “It has settings that would not have been something id have expected”. Nicola L wrote in her review of the Canon PowerShot G16 three years ago “A great middle ground camera between a compact & DSLR with a good range of manual settings & decent zoom”.

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners reckoned that the product was easy to handle. Mr. P. J. Underwood wrote “Excellent handling”. Mr. P. J. Underwood also wrote “It handles really well takes great quality shots”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg said in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “Availability to be confirmedFor advanced shutterbugs looking for a compact camera with great handling” .

Two customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Digit.in mentioned “Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel”. Four years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “The camera is responsive and a pleasure to hold and use, with fast auto-focus”.

One person who purchased the Canon PowerShot G16 considered that it was easy to setup. Digit.in mentioned in their review three years ago “WiFi is clunky to setup no remote shooting capabilities” and rated the Canon PowerShot G16 80 out of 100.

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Good Technical Features

Some Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. A John wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “Of course, there are some features it doesn't have”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “There are lots of unexpected features hidden in the various modes which re-use the various buttons in unexpected ways” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars. B. Janes mentioned four years ago “Want something more pocketable, little features like a built in ND filter (3 stops)” .

Good Product Quality

Several people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. A. Sheridan wrote four years ago “It feels well made and solid without being too heavy” and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “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”. Antoine Camilleri said “Having said that the image quality is excellent, albeit no better than the G15 in my opinion” in his review.

Good Connectivity

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners considered that the product was wifi compatible. Three years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Surprisingly Compact; WiFi image transfer is a boon; Much still to learn” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The facility to transfer images to a PC using WiFi, is a nice surprise”. B. Janes wrote in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “A star trail mode are neat little additions, as is Wi-Fi (however you can only view”.

Good Size

A few people mentioned that it was compact. A. Sheridan wrote in their review of this digital camera “Overall a great little compact” . Bri mentioned in their review “Love that this is more compact that the G12.”. Two years ago Dr Phibes said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 on Amazon “Very capable compact camera with some fantastic features”.

A few Canon PowerShot G16 owners who bought the Canon PowerShot G16 concluded that it was heavy and bulky.

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good body shape. Bartosz wrote in their review on Amazon “The body build quality is decent” and rated it as very good. Mr Baz gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned three years ago “Body is still very nicely made and solid” in his Canon PowerShot G16 review.

Some customers thought it was a good size. Benny said in his review “Good size and build quality - it is fun to own” . Two years ago Kirsty mentioned “This is actually a really good size camera” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16.

One customer said in their reviews that it was good structurally. Derek H scored the product very highly and he said in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16 on Amazon “First class! Feels right, controls well positioned, solid construction, massive range of settings, - can't fault it!”.

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Nice Design

A few customers said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G16 was good looking. A John mentioned “It is actually pretty obvious.” in their review. Benny he wrote “I also have a pretty good camcorder” in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Dr. John Powell mentioned “You don't need a SLR that weighs a ton, you need this beautiful baby”.

Some Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers thought it was neat. Mr. P. J. Underwood said “I bought this second hand in immaculate condition from an Amazon Marketplace seller” and scored it 4 stars. Two years ago Petra Bryce rated it 4 stars and she said in her Canon PowerShot G16 review “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 customer said that it was smooth. B. Janes said in their Canon PowerShot G16 review on Amazon four years ago “The 60fps video is silky smooth”. One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Dp Review mentioned four years ago “Relatively streamlined design make it nice to use” in their review.

One customer who bought the Canon PowerShot G16 reckoned that it was ergonomic.

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Good Support

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Dr Phibes said “Even the full PDF manual is lacking in detailed instruction” . Magi Haroun Photography said “Sharp, clear, high quality, fast, manual capabilities, decent flash, low to high ISO” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review and rated it 5 stars. S. P. Long said in their review two years ago “With this in mind, they feature a large selection of manual controls, RAW shooting, good build quality”.

Robust

Several Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was well made. B. Janes said in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “A Solid Performer”. Dr Phibes rated it as very good and wrote two years ago “The camera itself feels really sturdy and well built” in their review of this digital camera. Dr Phibes also wrote “Not at all cheap or plasticky”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Liam wrote in their review on Amazon “The camera feels sturdy and quite heavy”. Four years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “Canon's PowerShot G16 is a small and sturdy compact camera that can capture clear”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Bri said in their review on Amazon three years ago “The G12 was superb for underwater photos at macro setting so I'm hoping that the G16 will be just as fabulous!”.

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer who purchased the Canon PowerShot G16 thought it was reliable. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A bright lens, reliably excellent still image quality”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifty people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Two years ago A John rated it as excellent and wrote “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” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon three years ago “To obtain a better ratio of usable photos”. Antoine Camilleri said in his Canon PowerShot G16 review on Amazon “What I can say is that any of the 2 models will produce stunning photos”.

A few Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Cansu said “This camera has many shooting modes which makes shooting easier for me”. Two years ago Stann said “5x zoom range.+ Fast burst shooting.+ Records 1080p video.+ Integrated Wi-Fi”. Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera 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”.

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

Some people said in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Liam wrote two years ago “As an owner of several Crop sensor and full frame Canon”. Three years ago Mr. P. J. Underwood mentioned on Amazon “However it only has a 1/1.7 sensor and this really showed when blowing up images”. Stann wrote in their review on Amazon “+ Larger-than-average image sensor.+ Sharp, wide-aperture lens”.

A few Canon PowerShot G16 owners who bought it concluded that it had a good ISO range. Mr. Peter J. Jordan mentioned on Amazon “The G16 has better sensitivity at high ISO” in his Canon PowerShot G16 review but even so he scored the product 40 out of 100.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers reckoned that the product had a good lens. Laurie Durand mentioned in her review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “I love the new features of the camera and the faster lens and ability to use large capacity SD cards” . Mr Baz said in his review “The fast lens and effecitve IS means low light shooting isn't a problem, with good results even at ISO 1600”. Goodgearguide.com.au rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Canon's PowerShot G16 is a solidly built compact that supplies good versatility thanks to its f/18 lens and fast overall performance” in their review of this digital camera.

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Benny he wrote on Amazon “The autofocus is ok.” in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Peter Fenton rated this digital camera 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “In operation I've noticed that the camera does focus and shoot quicker than the G15” in his Canon PowerShot G16 review. Dp Review mentioned in their review on DP Review “Enhanced response (fps, focusing”.

A few Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Digit.in mentioned “Excellent 1.82.8 5x optical zoom lens” in their review.

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Good Video Capture

Ten Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers agreed that it was good for video recording. Four years ago A. Sheridan scored this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Full HD video can be shot at a decent frame rate too” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Antoine Camilleri wrote “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.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Amazon Customer said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “The viewfinder is very useful”. Two years ago Stann said “Fixed rear LCD.- Bulky for a point-and-shoot.- Optical viewfinder could be better” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Dp Review said in their Canon PowerShot G16 review on DP Review four years ago “The fast lens, optical viewfinder”.

Three people who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good screen. Bartosz said in their Canon PowerShot G16 review on Amazon “Screen is is good quality also”. S. P. Long gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The rear is also home to a 3" LCD screen, which is excellent - pin sharp”. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera on DP Review four years ago “Good screen”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G16 concluded that it had a good battery life. Benny he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Battery life is good”. Two years ago Dr Phibes mentioned “The battery will require a full charge” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Dr Phibes also said “After a full charge it was ready for use”.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Canon compact cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Canon.

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Reasonably Priced

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G16 was good value for money. Antoine Camilleri said on Amazon “Price wise the G16 sits in mid table between the flagship G1X (4X optical zoom)”. Emelia Helliwell mentioned “Great price too”. J.bodman wrote on Amazon “Built to a price, works OK” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review although they only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Dr. John Powell said on Amazon “If you're headed out for a week, take 3 (quite cheap) batteries and/or a charging stick” and gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Flash

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners considered that the product had a good flash. Liam mentioned “The flash is pretty good too although I'll use a speedlite instead” and gave it an excellent rating.

Good Exposure Control

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer who bought this digital camera said that it had good exposure controls. Dp Review said “Exposure compensation dial easily nudged” in their review.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". At 3 inches, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8").

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot G16 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G16 do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the GC100[pl_2600424_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot G16 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 which do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

There are a number of alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper camera such as the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price], or the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price] both from Fujifilm or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon.

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (SDHC|SDXC).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G16, the PowerShot G16 has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer 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

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16, the PowerShot G16 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

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

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this age and type is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 250 seconds, the PowerShot G16 has a very long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G16.

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Fairly High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G16 have motion JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps. At 60 frames per second, the PowerShot G16 has a very high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G16.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m. At only 0.01 meters, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Nine White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot G16 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

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

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16 that we have assessed, the display resolution (numeric) of the PowerShot G16 of 922,000 pixels is one of the highest. The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The PowerShot G16 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (12,800) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s)s 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. Across all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has One Image Editing

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Rotating are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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360 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The PowerShot G16 is a camera that takes 360 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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

The PowerShot G16 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot G16 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

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

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G16. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a video resolutions 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). Cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G16 video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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TFT Display

The PowerShot G16 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most digital cameras that are a similar age to 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 similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G16 is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the PowerShot G16 has a very small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G16.

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20 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that it was not noisy. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Noisy at high ISOs”.

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

At only 0.4 meters, the PowerShot G16 has a very small normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average normal focusing range (tele) of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3m, and the normal focusing ranges (tele) range from 0.2m to 3.5m.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the PowerShot G16 does not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G16 range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot G16 has one of the lower megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age.

If this Canon camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (14.2MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (16MP), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (16MP).

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Not 3D

The PowerShot G16 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G16 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price]; or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot G16 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot G16 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec 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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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 0.17x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The PowerShot G16 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (42x and higher rated).

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G16 the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 314 grams, the Canon PowerShot G16 is one of the heavier digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G16 amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] (213g and cheaper).

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The PowerShot G16 has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16. The average digital zoom of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 is 10x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (5x), or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (810x).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot G16 of only 2.8 is one of the biggest amongst cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G16. The average maximum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 6.6.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G16. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of digital cameras of this age and type range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The PowerShot G16 has a quite few total megapixels (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 50 digital cameras of this type and age they range in price from £26 to £293. We think that this Canon digital camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of this type and age.

Only Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G16 is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution at capture speed of 1280×720@30fps|1920x1080@30fps|1920x1080@60fps|640x480@120fps|640x480@30fps, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The normal focusing ranges (wide) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 range from 0.01m to 0.8m. The PowerShot G16 has a quite small normal focusing range (wide) (only 0.05 meters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the PowerShot G16 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G16.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G16 the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly long flash recharging time compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G16.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G16

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot G16 has a better sensor type than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
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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