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Canon PowerShot G16

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and responsiveness are generally positive. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The battery and shutter get mixed reviews. The exposure and low light performance get negative views.

portability, image quality, performance, responsiveness, usability

value for money, screen, viewfinder, low-light, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G16 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon PowerShot G16 Review

 

Don't let the high price tag on the PowerShot G16 cause you to skip past this camera, even if you own the G15 already. The upgrade of the image processor inside the G16 gives it noticeably stronger performance speed and image quality versus its...

New DIGIC 6 image processor creates high-performing camera ; Autofocus works extremely quickly ; G16 has almost no shutter lag and minimal shot to shot delays ; Continuous shooting modes in JPEG are impressive ; Very good image quality versus other...

Price is a little high ; Optical zoom is limited to 5x ; Camera body is a little chunky ; No touch screen LCD ; No articulated LCD ; Wi-Fi is tricky to set up and use ; Menu design could be better ; Camera's burst mode performance slows noticeably in...

Don't let the high price tag on the PowerShot G16 cause you to skip past this camera, even if you own the G15 already. The upgrade of the image processor inside the G16 gives it noticeably stronger performance speed and image quality versus its...

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Canon PowerShot G16

 

The Canon PowerShot G16 offers an impressive control layout and Wi-Fi, but its underwhelming optical viewfinder disappoints.

Larger-than-average image sensor. Sharp, wide-aperture lens. 5x zoom range. Fast burst shooting. Records 1080p video. Integrated Wi-Fi. Raw support. Hot shoe

Pricey. Fixed rear LCD. Bulky for a point-and-shoot. Optical viewfinder could be better

On the surface the Canon PowerShot G16 ($549.99 direct) appears to be a near doppleganger of its predecessor, the G15. Aside from a few minor differences in button functions and the model badge the two cameras are identical in shape and function. But...

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Canon PowerShot G16 review

 

The PowerShot G16 ($550) is the latest version of the classic Canon digicam series that's been around for a dozen years. Although its rangefinder-like design screams “old school,” the new model has some of the latest camera tricks including Wi-Fi and a...

Good photos and videos ; Enhanced response (fps, focusing) ; Fast performance ; Improved Wi-Fi implementation

Noisy at high ISOs ; Expensive for the image quality you get

On paper, Canon’s PowerShot G16 has specs that match those of DSLR and CSC cameras. Unfortunately, a small sensor holds it back from its full potential.

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Canon PowerShot G16

 

As a news announcement, Canon's PowerShot G16 enthusiast compact was a bit of a yawner: basically, it gains Wi-Fi and 1080/60p video over its predecessor, the G15 . As a camera, though, the G series is slowly improving. Given that it was once one of...

The Canon PowerShot G16 produces very good photos in bright light, and the fast lens, optical viewfinder, and relatively streamlined design make it nice to use. Plus, it finally delivers solid continuous shooting.

A mediocre Wi-Fi implementation, no articulated LCD, and lack of manual controls while shooting video are among the ways in which the G16 lags behind the competition. And other cameras deliver better photos in low light.

While the Canon PowerShot G16 is better than the G15 and remains a nice enthusiast compact, its low-light photo quality disappoints for the money.

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Canon PowerShot G16 Review: Slight Upgrades, Still a Great Camera

 

I have always loved small enthusiast cameras like the iconic Rollei 35S and the innovative Contax T2. Before the advent of affordable digital SLRs, little enthusiast point and shoot (P&S) digital cameras were the driving force behind the exponential...

Excellent image quality ; Fast f1.8-f2.8 5x zoom ; Exposure Compensation dial on top deck of camera ; Robust build quality

Viewfinder is dim and hard to use ; AF hunts for focus in very low light

For me, the most important considerations when assessing a camera's performance are image quality and the camera's ability to meet the user's needs. The G16 can be viewed as the culmination of a continuously refined single idea--to create a compact,...

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Canon PowerShot G16

 

The Canon PowerShot G16 is the latest in a long line of chunky compacts aimed at the demands of enthusiasts. Announced in August 2013 it's the replacement for the PowerShot G15. The G series has earned a reputation as a serious compact with image...

Bright f1.8-2.8 stabilised optical zoom ; Fast and accurate AF ; Fast sustained 9.3fps continuous shooting ; Built-in Wifi and GPS via a smartphone ; 1080p60 HD video mode ; Focus peaking ; Innovative Star shooting modes

Lacklustre optical viewfinder ; No touch-screen. Not articulated either ; Exposure compensation dial easily nudged ; No panorama mode ; No smartphone remote control over Wifi

The G16 is an easy camera to underestimate, on the face of it, it doesn't seem like it has a lot to offer one year on from its predecessor and at first glance you'd probably guess that existing G15 owners would hold off for whatever the G17 might have...

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Canon PowerShot G16

 

Canon's newest G-series compact asks, "Why mess with success?"

The Canon PowerShot G16 is a very good camera. It ticks most of the boxes we associate with a top-shelf point-and-shoot in 2013: fantastic build quality, intuitive controls, speedy operation, a bright lens, reliably excellent still image quality, and...

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Amazon review summary for Canon PowerShot G16

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G16 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

performance, responsiveness, portability, usability, build quality

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Canon G16

 

Wanted another Point and Shoot to replace my Canon A510 - after much research, this was the one to buy - a nice step up - still has the small easy to carry size I need.

Size - features - Best Buy's price

Not Much

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A Canon G16 is a very good upgrade in the G series

 

The Canon G16 is very easy to use.The features are basically the same as the Canon G9.New HDR in Camera feature is very good.The taking of night photos is also very good and you may realize some stunning pictures. Easy to download to your computer and...

I found that it is easy to use,great features

I thought that the megapixels could be more

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