Summary Canon G16

Prices Price
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Score Snapsort rank
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#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 3
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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Canon PowerShot G16Canon PowerShot G16


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The Canon G16 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Uniquely wide aperture Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
250 seconds
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
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The Canon G16 vs other recent pro digicams

Battery life Incredible battery life Help
360 shots
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting


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The Canon G16 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
August 2013
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Canon G16 vs other recent pro digicams

Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Missing geo-tagging
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
10 fps
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing




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Canon 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.