Summary Canon G16

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Help 5x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/1.8
Screen resolution
Help 922k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
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The Canon G16 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
250 seconds
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The Canon G16 vs other recent pro digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Battery life Above average battery life Help
360 shots


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The Canon G16 vs other recent digicams

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
230 ISO
Zoom Below average zoom Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.7 EV
Lowest price Very expensive Help
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Color depth Little color depth Help
21 bits
Announced Old Help
August 2013
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The Canon G16 vs other recent pro digicams

Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
10 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen type Screen type Help
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
922k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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PowerShot G16

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Avatar for HARPOON F. FLYBY HARPOON F. FLYBY (4:42 AM, June 04, 2014)
The Sony has terrific resolution but also terrific distortion at wide angle
Avatar for SashaConstantine SashaConstantine (7:22 PM, August 22, 2013)
Get rid of that old, smallish sensor. Sony is mopping up the floor next to this and the price is not much more. There are some fantastic waterproofing options around and Canon is not taking advantage of them. Weatherproof this and it will be more appealing.