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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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45 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

Experts rave about this camera and have given it seven awards.

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

Two additional expert review sites both decided that this camera was very good. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this Canon digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

This compact camera digital camera was given a "Gold" award by What Digital Camera who wrote that this camera was fantastic.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both wrote that this Canon digital camera was good. This Canon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Pocket Lint and Imaging Resource.com gave it a "Dave's Pick" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon camera is in the top 9%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this compact camera digital camera rated this digital camera as outstanding on average.

Good Technical Features

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

Good Support

Eleven Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers agreed that it had good technical guidance. A. Sheridan wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “It has enough manual control for serious photographers that don't wish to take a large DSLR with them”. Dr Phibes wrote on Amazon “Even the full PDF manual is lacking in detailed instruction” in their review of this digital camera and scored it very highly. Magi Haroun Photography wrote on Amazon “Sharp, clear, high quality, fast, manual capabilities, decent flash, low to high ISO” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Size

Several Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. A. Sheridan gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon four years ago “Overall a great little compact”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Surprisingly Compact; WiFi image transfer is a boon; Much still to learn” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Bri rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Love that this is more compact that the G12.” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky.

A few Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Bartosz mentioned three years ago “The body build quality is decent” and scored the Canon PowerShot G16 very highly. Mr Baz mentioned also three years ago “Body is still very nicely made and solid” in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16.

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was a good size. Benny said in his review on Amazon two years ago “Good size and build quality - it is fun to own”. Kirsty wrote in their review of this digital camera also two years ago “This is actually a really good size camera” .

One Canon PowerShot G16 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally. Derek H wrote two years ago “First class! Feels right, controls well positioned, solid construction, massive range of settings, - can't fault it!”.

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Nice Design

Some people said in their reviews that it was good looking. A John rated the product as excellent and wrote in their review on Amazon “It is actually pretty obvious.”. Benny said “I also have a pretty good camcorder” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Dr. John Powell said on Amazon “You don't need a SLR that weighs a ton, you need this beautiful baby”.

Three Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers concluded that this digital camera was neat. B. Janes said in their review of this digital camera “A star trail mode are neat little additions, as is Wi-Fi”. Mr. P. J. Underwood rated the product 4 stars and wrote on Amazon three years ago “I bought this second hand in immaculate condition from an Amazon Marketplace seller” in their review. Petra Bryce said in her 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 wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. B. Janes mentioned in their review “The 60fps video is silky smooth” and scored it 4 stars. One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was a good design. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Relatively streamlined design make it nice to use”.

One Canon PowerShot G16 owner reckoned that it was ergonomic. Three years ago Digit.in scored the Canon PowerShot G16 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel”.

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Robust

Some Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers said in their reviews that it was well made. B. Janes rated the Canon PowerShot G16 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “A Solid Performer” in their review. Dr Phibes gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “The camera itself feels really sturdy and well built” in their review of this digital camera. Dr Phibes also mentioned “Not at all cheap or plasticky”.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Liam said on Amazon “The camera feels sturdy and quite heavy” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “Canon's PowerShot G16 is a small and sturdy compact camera that can capture clear” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon PowerShot G16 owner said in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Bri mentioned “The G12 was superb for underwater photos at macro setting so I'm hoping that the G16 will be just as fabulous!” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought the Canon PowerShot G16 thought it was reliable. Expert website Reviewed.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned “A bright lens, reliably excellent still image quality”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer said “The facility to transfer images to a PC using WiFi, is a nice surprise” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16. Haadi Samid gave the Canon PowerShot G16 a score of 5 stars and said in their review “Great camera and love the wifi option to send photos to your phone”. Laurie Durand wrote in her review on Amazon three years ago “The wifi feature is excellent as well”.

Easy to Use

Several people considered that it was easy to use. A John rated it as very good and said two years ago “I've found it was relatively intuitive” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. Three years ago Bartosz mentioned “Software settings are really intuitive and access to them is easy too”. Benny rated it 4 stars and he said “If you have time to compose you have full control of the camera”.

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

Several Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Mr. P. J. Underwood said three years ago “Excellent handling” . Mr. P. J. Underwood also wrote “It handles really well takes great quality shots”. Digitalone.com.sg wrote “Availability to be confirmedFor advanced shutterbugs looking for a compact camera with great handling”.

A few people agreed that the Canon PowerShot G16 was comfortable and easy to hold. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “The camera is responsive and a pleasure to hold and use, with fast auto-focus” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review. One Canon PowerShot G16 owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to setup. Digit.in mentioned “WiFi is clunky to setup no remote shooting capabilities” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifty Canon PowerShot G16 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. A John wrote in their review on Amazon “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 it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “To obtain a better ratio of usable photos”. Antoine Camilleri gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “What I can say is that any of the 2 models will produce stunning photos”.

Thirteen people concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Cansu wrote “This camera has many shooting modes which makes shooting easier for me” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago S. P. Long said in their review on Amazon “With this in mind, they feature a large selection of manual controls, RAW shooting, good build quality”. Stann wrote on Amazon also two years ago “5x zoom range.+ Fast burst shooting.+ Records 1080p video.+ Integrated Wi-Fi” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16.

A few people concluded that it was good in low light. Two years ago A John said “I also found the auto system better at enabling clearer low light shots than the Olympus” and rated this digital camera as very good. B. Janes mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G16 “A good alternative to the Sony RX100 II which is smaller and has better low light performance, however this is cheaper”. Liam mentioned “The focus is pretty quick in low light and fast in good light” in their Canon PowerShot G16 review.

Some Canon PowerShot G16 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Liam said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “As an owner of several Crop sensor and full frame Canon”. Mr. P. J. Underwood said in their review “However it only has a 1/1.7 sensor and this really showed when blowing up images”. Stann scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “+ Larger-than-average image sensor.+ Sharp, wide-aperture lens”.

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good ISO range. Mr. Peter J. Jordan wrote in his review of this digital camera four years ago “The G16 has better sensitivity at high ISO” .

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Good Quality Lens

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G16 had a good lens. Laurie Durand gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review on Amazon “I love the new features of the camera and the faster lens and ability to use large capacity SD cards”. Mr Baz wrote on Amazon three years ago “The fast lens and effecitve IS means low light shooting isn't a problem, with good results even at ISO 1600”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au 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 the Canon PowerShot G16.

Some people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G16 thought it had a good autofocus. Benny wrote “The autofocus is ok.”. Peter Fenton he said “In operation I've noticed that the camera does focus and shoot quicker than the G15”. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Enhanced response (fps, focusing”.

Some people agreed 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”.

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Good Video Capture

Ten people thought the product was good for video recording. A. Sheridan mentioned on Amazon “Full HD video can be shot at a decent frame rate too” in their review of this digital camera. Antoine Camilleri rated it 4 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “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”.

Good Product Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. A. Sheridan mentioned “It feels well made and solid without being too heavy” in their review. Amazon Customer wrote “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”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The viewfinder is very useful”. Stann wrote “Fixed rear LCD.- Bulky for a point-and-shoot.- Optical viewfinder could be better”. Dp Review wrote in their review “The fast lens, optical viewfinder”.

Several Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who purchased the Canon PowerShot G16 wrote that it had a good screen. Bartosz wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Screen is is good quality also”. S. P. Long wrote in their review of this digital camera “The rear is also home to a 3" LCD screen, which is excellent - pin sharp” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Dp Review mentioned in their review on DP Review “Good screen”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers wrote that it had a good battery life. Benny wrote “Battery life is good”. Dr Phibes wrote on Amazon “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 Has Good Camera Reviews

Canon compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Flash

Several Canon PowerShot G16 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good flash. Two years ago Liam mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G16 review “The flash is pretty good too although I'll use a speedlite instead”.

Good Exposure Control

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer considered that this digital camera had good exposure controls. Dp Review said “Exposure compensation dial easily nudged”.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot G16 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average display diagonal of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think cheaper cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8").

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support wi-Fi, the Canon PowerShot G16 supports wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price].

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G16 which do not support Full HD video, the Canon PowerShot G16 supports Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a similar age and spec 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 which you might want to consider including the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews; or the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price], the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], or the FinePix F770EXR[pl_383572_price] all from Fujifilm which is cheaper.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G16 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G16.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot G16 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price].

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot G16 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and type to 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 slowest camera shutter speed of the PowerShot G16 of 250 seconds is one of the longest amongst compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G16. The average slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot G16 is 14s, and the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rate of the PowerShot G16 of 60 frames per second is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of this spec and age. The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G16 is 15fps and the highest is 240fps.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G16 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m. At only 0.01 meters, the PowerShot G16 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G16.

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Has Nine White Balances

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and type. 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 Canon PowerShot G16 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G16. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 922,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot G16 has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G16. The display resolution (numeric)s of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16 range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 12,800, the Canon PowerShot G16 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also 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. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has One Image Editing

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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 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. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G16 take between 110 and 949 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 compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G16.

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 highest video resolution of the PowerShot G16 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to 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 digital 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 a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this 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). Across all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G16 displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Canon PowerShot G16 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

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 compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G16. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G16 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.9.

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16 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot G16 reviewer who purchased it thought it was not noisy. Four years ago Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera “Noisy at high ISOs”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video capability. The PowerShot G16 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price]; or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price].

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Not 3D

The Canon PowerShot G16 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price]; or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot G16 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Canon PowerShot G16 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G16 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The optical zooms of compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 range from 3x to 63x.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (30x and higher rated); or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x and cheaper).

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Heavy

Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot G16 the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of 314 grams, the PowerShot G16 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] (213g and cheaper).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon PowerShot G16's maximum aperture number is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of this spec and age. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot G16 is 1.8 and the smallest is 87.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The PowerShot G16 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot G16. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 12.8 megapixels, the PowerShot G16 has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G16. Compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G16 have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP.

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Only Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

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

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G16 have combined zooms of between 3x and 1,600x. With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G16 has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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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 cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot G16 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G16 range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The PowerShot G16 has a fairly long flash recharging time (10 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash recharging times of compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G16 range from 0.0005s to 15s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G16

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the PowerShot G16.

Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (486x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot G16 has a better sensor type than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price].

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Average Megapixel

The Canon PowerShot G16 has a fairly average megapixel (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot G16.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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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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