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Canon PowerShot G16

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PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Editor's Choice What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Dec 2015
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Canon PowerShot G16 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
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676 Reviews + 7 Awards
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Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports 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 experts at websites Vido.com.ua and Camera Labs both concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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

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

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 49 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 81 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 625 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is terrific. Over 92% of 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 Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 33,726 expert and user reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Pricey

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Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot G16 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot G16 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 356 grams, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G16 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot G16 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G16 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2400 x 3000, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1696 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 960 x 1200, 640 x 424, 480 x 480 and 640 x 360 and 384 x 480. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The PowerShot G16 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon PowerShot G16 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot G16 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the PowerShot G16 has one of the slower flash recharging times amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 0.0055s to 15s.

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Supports Direct Printing

The PowerShot G16 supports direct printing, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of digital cameras is 1.8 and the largest is 130. At only 2.8, the PowerShot G16 has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PowerShot G16 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a carrying case, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the digital cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot G16 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras also have a self-timer.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot G16 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The PowerShot G16 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The PowerShot G16 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (922,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The PowerShot G16 supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot G16 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Canon camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G16 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot G16 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot G16 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G16 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot G16 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the Canon PowerShot G16's minimum aperture number is one of the smallest amongst cameras. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

It was December 2015 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

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

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