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Canon PowerShot G16
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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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44 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months, this Canon digital camera is one of the most awarded.

Camera Labs and Vido.com.ua both thought that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both wrote that this compact camera digital camera was very good. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

The editor of What Digital Camera thought that this digital camera was fantastic and gave it their "Gold" award.

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

Fourty-five experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this camera on average 81%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 360 owner reviews this Canon camera has an excellent average owner rating.

Robust

Several Canon PowerShot G16 owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was well made. Three years ago A. Sheridan said “It feels well made and solid without being too heavy” in their review of this digital camera. Also three years ago B. Janes scored the product 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “A Solid Performer” in their review. B. Janes also wrote “Want something more pocketable, little features like a built in ND filter (3 stops)”.

Some Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers agreed that the product was strong and durable. Liam rated the product 5 stars and said in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “The camera feels sturdy and quite heavy”. Goodgearguide.com.au said on Good Gear Guide.com.au three years ago “Canon's PowerShot G16 is a small and sturdy compact camera that can capture clear” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Bri said two 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 owner said in their reviews that it was reliable. Three years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “A bright lens, reliably excellent still image quality”.

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Nice Design

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G16 agreed that it was good looking. A John scored the product very highly and mentioned on Amazon in November last year “It is actually pretty obvious.”. Benny scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote in the same month “I also have a pretty good camcorder” in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Dr. John Powell wrote in his Canon PowerShot G16 review on Amazon “You don't need a SLR that weighs a ton, you need this beautiful baby” and rated it 4 stars.

Several people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was neat. B. Janes wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “A star trail mode are neat little additions, as is Wi-Fi”. Mr. P. J. Underwood mentioned “I bought this second hand in immaculate condition from an Amazon Marketplace seller”. Petra Bryce she wrote on Amazon “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” in her review of this digital camera.

One Canon PowerShot G16 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G16 was smooth. B. Janes wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “The 60fps video is silky smooth”. One person reckoned that the Canon PowerShot G16 was a good design. Dp Review mentioned “Relatively streamlined design make it nice to use” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review.

One customer who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was ergonomic. Digit.in mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel” and gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a rating of 4 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Some Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it had good features. A John mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Of course, there are some features it doesn't have” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “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. Dr Phibes mentioned on Amazon “Very capable compact camera with some fantastic features” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Canon PowerShot G16 5 stars.

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was easy to use. A John said on Amazon “I've found it was relatively intuitive”. A. Sheridan wrote in their Canon PowerShot G16 review on Amazon “It has enough manual control for serious photographers that don't wish to take a large DSLR with them”. Bartosz said on Amazon “Software settings are really intuitive and access to them is easy too” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review.

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

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

Two Canon PowerShot G16 owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G16 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “The camera is responsive and a pleasure to hold and use, with fast auto-focus”.

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer reckoned that it was easy to setup. Digit.in said two years ago “WiFi is clunky to setup no remote shooting capabilities” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Connectivity

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G16 thought it was wifi compatible. Two years ago Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera “Surprisingly Compact; WiFi image transfer is a boon; Much still to learn”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The facility to transfer images to a PC using WiFi, is a nice surprise”. Haadi Samid rated it as very good and said on Amazon “Great camera and love the wifi option to send photos to your phone” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review.

Good Product Quality

Several Canon PowerShot G16 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer said “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 on Amazon “Having said that the image quality is excellent, albeit no better than the G15 in my opinion” in his review of this digital camera. Three years ago B. Janes mentioned “Good quality images, great low light performance”.

Good Size

Several Canon PowerShot G16 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. A. Sheridan wrote on Amazon “Overall a great little compact”. Two years ago Bri said in their review on Amazon “Love that this is more compact that the G12.”. Dr Phibes rated this digital camera as excellent and wrote “The camera comes in a very compact box” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G16 was heavy and bulky.

Several customers who bought the product thought it was a good body shape. Bartosz wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “The body build quality is decent”. Mr Baz wrote on Amazon “Body is still very nicely made and solid”.

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners said in their reviews that it was a good size. Benny gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a score of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “Good size and build quality - it is fun to own”. Kirsty mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is actually a really good size camera”.

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

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Good Support

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Last year Dr Phibes wrote on Amazon “Even the full PDF manual is lacking in detailed instruction” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Magi Haroun Photography mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “Sharp, clear, high quality, fast, manual capabilities, decent flash, low to high ISO” . S. P. Long scored the Canon PowerShot G16 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 on Amazon “With this in mind, they feature a large selection of manual controls, RAW shooting, good build quality”.

Good Quality Pictures

Fifty Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. A John scored it 5 stars and mentioned “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 scored the product 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “To obtain a better ratio of usable photos”. Antoine Camilleri said “What I can say is that any of the 2 models will produce stunning photos” in his review of this digital camera.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Last year Cansu said “This camera has many shooting modes which makes shooting easier for me”. Stann mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “5x zoom range.+ Fast burst shooting.+ Records 1080p video.+ Integrated Wi-Fi”. Three years ago expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “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”.

A few customers who bought it concluded that it was good in low light. In November last year A John wrote “I also found the auto system better at enabling clearer low light shots than the Olympus” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago B. Janes mentioned “A good alternative to the Sony RX100 II which is smaller and has better low light performance, however this is cheaper”. Liam wrote in November last year “The focus is pretty quick in low light and fast in good light”.

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Liam wrote on Amazon “As an owner of several Crop sensor and full frame Canon” and scored the product very highly. Mr. P. J. Underwood wrote “However it only has a 1/1.7 sensor and this really showed when blowing up images” . Stann wrote in their review of this digital camera “+ Larger-than-average image sensor.+ Sharp, wide-aperture lens”.

Two Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good ISO range. Mr. Peter J. Jordan said on Amazon “The G16 has better sensitivity at high ISO”.

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Good Quality Lens

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

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 owners considered that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Benny wrote “The autofocus is ok.”. Peter Fenton wrote on Amazon in November last year “In operation I've noticed that the camera does focus and shoot quicker than the G15” and gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a score of 80 out of 100. Dp Review wrote “Enhanced response (fps, focusing” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review.

Four people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G16 wrote that it had a good zoom. Digit.in said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “Excellent 1.82.8 5x optical zoom lens” and rated it 4 stars.

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Good Video Capture

Several Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Three years ago A. Sheridan wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 on Amazon “Full HD video can be shot at a decent frame rate too”. Two years ago Antoine Camilleri mentioned 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 on Amazon “The mini digest movie can be fun too” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few people reckoned that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “The viewfinder is very useful” and rated the Canon PowerShot G16 80 out of 100. Stann wrote in November last year “Fixed rear LCD.- Bulky for a point-and-shoot.- Optical viewfinder could be better” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Dp Review said on DP Review three years ago “The fast lens, optical viewfinder”.

Several customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen. Bartosz mentioned on Amazon “Screen is is good quality also”. S. P. Long wrote on Amazon “The rear is also home to a 3" LCD screen, which is excellent - pin sharp”. Dp Review said “Good screen” in their review.

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Good Battery Life

A number of customers mentioned that it had a good battery life. Benny said on Amazon “Battery life is good”. Dr Phibes rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “The battery will require a full charge”. Dr Phibes also said “After a full charge it was ready for use”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras produced by Canon.

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Good Flash

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good flash. Liam said “The flash is pretty good too although I'll use a speedlite instead” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product an excellent rating.

Good Exposure Control

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good exposure controls. Three years ago Dp Review wrote “Exposure compensation dial easily nudged”.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot G16 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G16 do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($46.20), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82).

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16 range from 0.5" to 3", and the average screen size is 2.8". The PowerShot G16 has a quite large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other latest similar spec cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot G16 supports Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($46.20), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82) is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot G16 supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($46.20), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon PowerShot G16 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G16.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($46.20), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82) is also worth considering.

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Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 is 26s. When compared to other new compact camera digital cameras, the PowerShot G16's maximum camera shutter speed of 250 seconds is one of the longest.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for the last year the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.76m. The PowerShot G16 has a quite small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other new comparable spec cameras.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

The PowerShot G16 has one of the higher JPEG frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the latest similar spec digital cameras the JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot G16 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on new digital cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last year. The photo effects "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

At 922,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot G16 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other new compact camera digital cameras. The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The Canon PowerShot G16 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G16 the maximum ISO speeds range from 800 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 5,200.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The most frequently 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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360 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon PowerShot G16 is a digital camera that takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months take between 180 and 959 shots per battery charge.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon PowerShot G16 is more than most recently released digital cameras. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot G16 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon camera also support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last year.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot G16 is more than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on recently released cameras. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Seven Shooting Modes

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Twenty-Four ISO Speeds

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most latest compact camera digital cameras. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16. The ISO speeds "80", "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon PowerShot G16 is more than most latest digital cameras. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G16. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many latest digital cameras.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months range from 80 to 160, and the average minimum ISO speed is 94. The PowerShot G16 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months the minimum apertures range from 1.8 to 5.7, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. With a minimum aperture of only 1.8, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other latest comparable spec cameras.

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15 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it mentioned that it was not noisy. Dp Review said “Noisy at high ISOs” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G16, the Canon PowerShot G16 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($46.20), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82).

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot G16 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new compact camera digital cameras also do not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82) is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year are not 3D compatible. The Canon PowerShot G16 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot G16 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16 are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of latest compact camera digital cameras is 18MP, and the megapixel counts range from 8MP to 21MP. With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot G16 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($46.20) (16.1MP), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82) (18.2MP).

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Very Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year is 180g. The PowerShot G16 is one of the heaviest compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 (356 grams) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

Across all the latest compact camera digital cameras the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 7, and the average maximum aperture is 6.3. The Canon PowerShot G16 has one of the biggest maximum apertures (only 2.8) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot G16 is more than most latest compact camera digital cameras. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.8 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot G16's total megapixel count is one of the least amongst cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot G16. Across all the new compact camera digital cameras the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 24MP.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by recently released compact camera digital cameras. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a higher image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most newly released cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G16.

The best image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 have combined zoom of between 17x and 160x, and the average combined zoom is 56x. At only 20 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G16.

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Thick

New compact camera digital cameras have depths of between 18mm and 92mm. The PowerShot G16 is quite thick (40.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year is 25mm. The Canon PowerShot G16 has a fairly long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G16

Released Twelve Months Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for twelve months.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($46.20) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82) (120x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G16 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G16.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($46.20) (30x), or the Sony DSC-HX90V ($446.82) (30x).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
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
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
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
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6 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Compact cameras have reached all kinds of people over the past few years. As a result, the... Read more…

31 December 2014

As with most recent offerings it has Wi-Fi to transfer images and of course to let you know where you took that great sunset.The right side has neck strap anchor point and a door behind which are... Read more…

18 December 2014

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those... Read more…

26 November 2014

These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems...

14 October 2014

A year after the release of the G15, the G16 adds what seems to be an incremental update ? the camera now comes with Wi-Fi functionality for transferring photos to one's smartphone or uploading... Read more…

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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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