Canon G16 summary
Canon G16 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera originally launched on November of 2013. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The G16 places at #6 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #468 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.
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Canon G16 family
The Canon G16 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can view all previous and brand new models as well as important features.
Canon G16 Gallery
You can see the G16 from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon G16 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Canon G16 based on features that are usually regarded as essential in a camera.
Canon G16 Sensor specifications
The Canon G16 houses the Digic 6 chip. The dimension of the sensor in the Canon G16 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and provides a native ISO range of 80 - 12800. RAW format is supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the G16's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The G16 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is presented in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon G16 dimensions
Canon G16 weighs about 0.78 lb (356 gr or 12.56 oz) and features external measurements of 109mm x 76mm x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Canon G16 is more heavy compared with its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a visual of the Canon G16 next to a soda so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the G16.
Canon G16 Lens specifications
The G16 features a built-in lens and a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not great but it is going to be valuable in a few circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f1.8 and that's fantastic in low light situations and getting good bokeh. It would also allow you to use a much lower ISO in order to get crisper files. Towards the tele end, 140mm comes to f2.8 making it very decent and means that you can have high shutter speeds.
Canon G16 Connectivity
The G16 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and in some cases alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon G16 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution in the Canon G16 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p won't leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means you get no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look at an alternative camera in case you need good sound in your video clips.
Canon G16 Weather Sealing
Canon G16 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions could ruin the camera.
Canon G16 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon G16 has got a 3" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 922k dots.
Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details regarding Canon G16 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
- Coverage 80 percent
Viewfinders are very handy for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Canon G16 Shutter specifications
Canon G16 continuous shooting speed is 12.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon G16 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon G16 has got both built-in flash and external flash support. The max flash sync speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon G16 Autofocusing specifications
Canon G16 has got just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and precise compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be handy for portrait photography.
The AF system has got 9 focus points to select from. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Canon G16 supports manual focusing when required for low light situations or you require more precise focusing control.
Canon G16 Battery life
The battery life (NB-10L) on the Canon G16 is fashioned to last for 360 clicks with respect to the CIPA requirements making it above average ın comparison with its category. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the best (470) battery life for this class of cameras.
Here is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Canon G16 for various categories of photography
The following bar chart provides a outline of the Canon G16 for various categories of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Canon G16
The Canon G16 receives a rating of 49 which is reasonable, and means the camera is reasonably suited to use for portraits. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the potential to utilize external flash.
Canon G16 as a Street photography camera
With a moderate points tally of 58, the Canon G16 is relatively adequate for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon G16 Sports photography info
A lousy sports photography points tally of 44 suggests the Canon G16 is not really good for photographing sports. A camera needs very good focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon G16
Weight is extremely critical when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon G16 gets a very good 64 as a travel camera which is a fine fit for your vacations.
Canon G16 as a Landscape photography camera
When you are looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Canon G16 and it's reasonable rating of 58 as a landscape camera is relatively adequate in the current marketplace.
Canon G16 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera should have a articulating display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Canon G16 is not really good as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 33.
Canon G16 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the G16, here is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart followed below gives you an overview of the G16 vs it's highest scoring rivals listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To browse through a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.