Summary Canon G16

Prices Price
Camera only
$500
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 5
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 10
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 5x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
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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Pros

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The Canon G16 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.8
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Tunnel
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
250 seconds
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
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The Canon G16 vs other recent pro digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Battery life Above average battery life Help
360 shots

Cons

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The Canon G16 vs other recent digicams

Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
54.0
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.7 EV
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Zoom Below average zoom Help
5x
Color depth Little color depth Help
21 bits
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Announced Old Help
August 2013
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The Canon G16 vs other recent pro digicams

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
230 ISO
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
10 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen type Screen type Help
LCD

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Discussion

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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.