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Canon PowerShot G16

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1489 reviews of Canon PowerShot G16. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The performance and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the control panel, while there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder.

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G16

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G16 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the connectivity and memory, while there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

memory, connectivity

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

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G16

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 542 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G16 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The performance and portability also get good opinions.

usability, portability, performance, price, image quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot G16

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G16 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the screen and viewfinder. The size and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, size, viewfinder, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Canon PowerShot G16 review

 

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.

Although Canon has made some strides with the G16 – closing the spec gap with CSCs and DSLRs on paper – we can’t give it our strongest recommendation. At $550 it’s just too expensive for the level of quality it delivers. We suggest anyone looking for...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pcworld.com)

Gavin Stoker

 

If you want a smaller camera that's easier to carry than a DSLR—but you don't want to sacrifice the control options—take a look at the Powershot G16.

Almost as many features asa DSLR ; Excellent build quality

LCD doesn't tilt

The PowerShot G16 is a compact workhorse camera that’s hard to beat. It has a rock-solid build quality, a DSLR-like feature set, and great-looking picture quality.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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.

Transferring photos and videos to your smartphone is more straightforward; the free Canon CameraWindow app for iOS or Android makes direct transfer possible, either by connecting your phone to an SSID broadcast by the G16 or by connecting both devices...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Barney Britton (dpreview.com)

First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16

 

The Canon PowerShot G16 adds a few cool new features compared to its predecessor, but is that enough to make it worth buying? We've been shooting with one for a while, and we've compiled our early findings in this article.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G16 speeds past G15

 

There aren't a lot of updates for the new entrant in the G series, but the camera does gain in overall performance.

The ; 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.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot G16

 

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...

Mar, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot G16 Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G16 is a new premium compact camera. The Canon G16 has a 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7-type CMOS sensor, new DIGIC 6 image processor, 3-inch 922,000-dot LCD screen, 5x 28-140mm equivalent zoom lens with fast maximum apertures of f/1.8 -...

The Canon PowerShot G16 is a rather modest update of last year's G15 camera, principally making things faster and adding wi-fi connectivity, focus peaking and some new shooting modes into the now familiar mix. We like the faster auto-focus and burst...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Canon G16

 

Take a look at the enthusiast cameras on the market, and you could be forgiven for thinking that enthusiast photographers are a lonely bunch. Connected cameras that let you share your photos are everywhere these days; everywhere, it seems, but in the...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Canon Powershot G16 review: Full In-Depth Hands-on

 

The Canon Powershot G16 is a major upgrade from its previous G15 version and Canon has introduced many new features in it. Coupled with a brand new image processing system, the Canon Powershot G16 is all set to be your best photography companion. Check...

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Jun, 2014

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Canon PowerShot G16 Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G16 is the much awaited upgrade to the G15, bringing in WiFi connectivity and a BSI sensor. Canon also upgraded its image processing chip to Digic 6. However, all this fits in the same size as its predecessor, the camera looks just...

Fast f/1.8-2.8 lens, Speedy and Accurate AF

BSI sensor doesn't really improve IQ, Low light performance is just about average

Feb, 2014

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