Canon PowerShot G16 Review

4.5
October 24, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Image Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Lens

Focal Length
6.1 (W) - 30.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm)

Digital Zoom
4.0x

Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (T)
Macro/Underwater Macro AF: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
Quick: 4.9 - 66 ft. (1.5 - 20m) (W,T)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Viewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
Real-image zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 922,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/4000 sec.
15-1/4000 sec. (in Tv mode)
250-1/4000 sec. (in M mode)

Exposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80-12800 (in P mode)

Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot

Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2

* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Flash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off

  • Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 15 ft. (T) (50cm - 7.0m (W), (50cm - 4.5m (T))

Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.

Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3

  • Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

  • *1 Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*4, Handheld NightScene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
    *2 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
    *3 Standard, Super Slow Motion Movie
    *4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
    *5 Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie

    Photo Effects
    My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*

    *Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

    Self Timer
    Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*

    *Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

    Wireless Control
    Not available

    Continuous Shooting

    1. Normal: Approx. 12.2 shots/sec.; 9.3 shots/sec.* (in P mode)
    2. AF: Approx. 5.7 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    3. LV: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
    • Differs depending on the zoom position
    • *From the sixth shot

    Image Storage

    Storage Media
    SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards

    File Format
    Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

    Image Recording Format
    Superfine / Fine

    JPEG Compression Mode
    Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
    Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))

    Number of Recording Pixels
    Still Images:

    1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248

    2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664

    3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000

    4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992

    5) 4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000


    Videos:
    Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps (59.94), 30 fps
    Full HD Star Time-Lapse Movie: 15 fps
    HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
    Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
    Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
    Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps
    Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

    Number of Recordable Images

    Image data

      16:9 3:2
    File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB
    Large (L) SF 4,507 1,729 6,980 5,134 1,515 6,118
    F 2,915 2,640 10,659 3,247 2,384 9,624
    Medium 1(M1) SF 2,630 2,923 11,801 2,914 2,640 10,659
    F 1,814 4,234 17,091 1,945 3,961 15,989
    Medium 2(M2) SF 1,095 6,822 27,537 899 8,187 33,044
    F 604 12,280 49,567 496 14,448 58,314
    Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622 221 30,703 123,919
    F 113 49,125 198,271 133 40,937 165,225
    RAW RAW 17,680 442 1,788 17,585 444 1,798
     
      4:3 1:1
    File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size
    (KB)
    8GB 32GB
    Large (L) SF 5,661 1,379 5,568 4,224 1,832 7,397
    F 3,537 2,192 8,850 2,640 2,923 11,801
    Medium 1(M1) SF 3,173 2,431 9,814 2,365 3,274 13,217
    F 2,073 3,721 15,020 1,549 4,912 19,826
    Medium 2(M2) SF 1,002 7,442 30,040 760 9,824 39,653
    F 558 12,927 52,176 420 16,374 66,090
    Small (S) SF 249 27,291 110,150 188 35,089 141,622
    F 150 40,937 165,225 113 49,125 198,271
    RAW RAW 17,529 446 1,804 17,415 448 1,814
     
      4:5
    File Size
    (KB)
    8GB 32GB
    Large (L) SF 3,396 2,273 9,178
    F 2,121 3,611 14,578
    Medium 1(M1) SF 1,898 4,026 16,251
    F 1,243 6,140 24,783
    Medium 2(M2) SF 608 12,280 49,567
    F 336 20,468 82,612
    Small (S) SF 150 40,937 165,225
    F 90 61,406 247,838
    RAW RAW 17,347 450 1,821
    Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
    • The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

    Time of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

      Miniature Effect
    HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
    6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5 fps*2 6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5 fps*2
    Movie Size
    (KB/sec.)
    195 98 49 73 37 18
    8GB 10 hrs. 42 min. 58 sec. 20 hrs. 34 min. 24 sec. 38 hrs. 15 min. 35 sec. 26 hrs. 45 min. 37 sec. 48 hrs. 27 min. 58 sec. 82 hrs. 18 min. 04 sec.
    32GB 43 hrs. 17 min. 23 sec. 83 hrs. 06 min. 30 sec. 154 hrs. 33 min. 09 sec. 108 hrs. 05 min. 38 sec. 195 hrs. 46 min. 14 sec. 332 hrs. 26 min. 26 sec.
     
      Super Slow Motion Movie
    640 x 480 320 x 240
    120 fps*2 240 fps*2
    Movie size (KB/sec.) 1465 977
    8GB 1 hr. 27 min. 00 sec. 2 hrs. 07 min. 47 sec.
    32GB 5 hrs. 51 min. 26 sec. 8 hrs. 36 min. 11 sec.
     
      Other
    Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    15 fps*2*3 60 fps*4 30 fps*1 30 fps*1 30 fps*1
    Movie size (KB/sec.) 3 4288 2945 992 382
    8GB 189 hrs. 46 min. 59 sec. 30 min. 03 sec. 43 min. 29 sec. 2 hrs. 03 min. 55 sec. 5 hrs. 14 min. 34 sec.
    32GB 766 hrs. 11 min. 28 sec. 2 hrs. 01 min. 27 sec. 2 hrs. 55 min. 43 sec. 8 hrs. 20 min. 32 sec. 21 hrs. 10 min. 33 sec.
    *1Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
    *2Playback frame rate is 30 fps*1.
    *3Actual frame rate is 14.985 fps.
    *4Actual frame rate is 59.94 fps.

    Playback Specifications

    Playback Modes File

    Stills & Videos:
    Auto Rotate, Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow, Erase, Resume, Protect

    Still Images:
    Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Cropping, Resize, My Colors, Face ID Info, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Focus Checker, Location Information, Overexposure Warning

    Videos:
    Normal Playback, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase Clip, Editing, Movie Transcoding

    Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.

    Erasing Specifications

    Erase Modes
    Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
     

  • The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
  • Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.

Interfaces

Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector

Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Other
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Source
Battery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)

Shooting Capacity
Approx. 360 shots with LCD monitor on
Approx. 770 shots with LCD monitor off
Approx. 480 shots in ECO Mode

Playback Time
Approx. 7 hours

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.28 x 2.99 x 1.59 in. / 108.8 x 75.9 x 40.3mm

Weight
12.6 oz. / 356g (CIPA standard)
11.1 oz. / 314g (camera only)

30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian and Vietnamese).

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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