CANON PowerShot G16 High Performance Compact Digital Camera - Black

Product code: 072815

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Product features

  • Back-illuminated 1/1.7" CMOS sensor
  • Bright f/2.8 lens
  • DIGIC 6 processor with iSAPS technology
  • Manual controls
  • Built-in WiFi

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Product information
Putting the control and performance at your fingertips, the Canon PowerShot G16 High Performance Compact Digital Camera offers the speed and power that professional photographers demand and everyday photographers need.

Expert photography

The Canon G16 camera is equipped with a high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel Canon CMOS sensor (1/1.7 type) and a superior DIGIC 6 processor. This powerful combination produces high-clarity images with reduced noise whatever the situation, even in low light.

With a bright f/1.8-2.8 lens you can shoot in low light with higher shutter speeds, even when zoomed. The 28 mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom allows you to get closer to the subject and capture in a broader frame.

Intelligent IS

A 3-stop optical image stabilisation system with intelligent IS chooses the optimum setting to counteract camera shake and blur, consistently producing sharp and detailed photos. Enhanced Dynamic IS effectively compensates for the photographer's movement over 5 axes for sure, steady results.

Wi-Fi, GPS via Mobile

WiFi enables you can connect to a wireless home network and other compatible devices, making it easier to share your photos with the world. What's more, the GPS via smartphone function means you can tag location information to each image. There's also an Image Sync feature for backing-up your photos through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr.

Keep in control

View and frame images in great colour and contrast on the 3” PureColor II G high resolution LCD display. The optical viewfinder means you can shoot your compositions in traditional style.

Take full manual control over your photograph thanks to refined ergonomics and a customisable menu. The front dial is placed at your fingertips for intuitive and creative shooting. Select from various settings to achieve the perfect photo, a dual axis electronic level display allows you to snap images with a perfectly level horizon.

More from your photography

Enjoy professional grade manual focus controls in your shots, the MF peaking highlights the edge of in-focus areas so you can select the best points of focus.

Shoot professional-like portraits and close-ups with the Background Defocus mode. Bring more prominence to the subject with blurred background effects.

Creative shooting is endless: Star mode is optimised to capture stunning shots of starry nightscapes - you can select from Star Nightscape, Star Trails or Star Time-Lapse Movie.

The handheld HDR mode shoots engaging and dynamic images of high contrast scenes in more detail, allowing you to get more creative and add depth to images with five artistic effects.

Capture split-second moments in full resolution at 9.3 frames per second – this ultra-responsive performance means fast sporting moments and momentary wildlife photo opportunities are never out of reach.

Movie moments

Record smooth, sharp and highly expert movies at 60 fps with high quality stereo sound. Full HD movie recording can also be used with the advanced features Fine Detail Movie Processing (60p), Focus Peaking, in-camera Movie Transcoding and wind cut filter.

Capture the most beautiful composition and realise your potential with the Canon PowerShot G16 High Performance Compact Digital Camera.



Technical specifications for CANON PowerShot G16 High Performance Compact Digital Camera - Black

Camera type High performance compact digital camera
Processor DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Resolution 12.1 megapixels
Size 1/1.7"
ISO sensitivity AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
Image stabiliser Lens shift
Focal length 6.1 – 30.5 mm
35 mm equivalent 28 – 140 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8 - f/2.8
Minimum distance 1 cm
Focusing Autofocus & manual
Focus area points 9-point autofocus
Optical zoom 5 x
Digital zoom - 4 x
- 10 x (with ZoomPlus)
Type Optical
Screen 3” PureColor II G LCD TFT screen
Screen features - Resolution: 922,000 dots
- Adjustable brightness
- Approx. 100% frame coverage
Shutter speed - 1 – 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
- 250 – 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Continuous shooting 12.2 fps
Self-timer - 2 seconds
- 10 seconds
- Custom
Exposure modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
Effects Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-Eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
White balance Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2 Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto White Balance Compensation White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode
Maximum photo resolution 4000 x 3000
Photo file formats - RAW
Video mode Yes, with sound
Maximum video resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080p (60 fps)
Video file formats MP4
Audio file formats MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)
Memory card - SD
Built-in Yes
Guide number 7 m at ISO 100
Interface - Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
- HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible)
TV output - PAL
Pictbridge / direct printing Yes
WiFi connectivity Yes
GPS Via smartphone
Battery type Lithium-Ion NB-10L
Battery life - Approx. 360 shots
- Eco mode approx. 480 shots
- Approx. 420 min. playback
Colour Black
Box contents - Battery pack NB-10L
- Battery charger CB-2LCE
- Neck strap NS-DC11
- AC cable
Dimensions 159 x 144 x 75 mm (L x W x D)
Weight 633 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
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Tewkesbury GB Keen amateur
It's an easy-to-use, point and shoot camera, if that's what you want but you can control pretty much all the aspects of your shots if you would prefer that, on occasions.
It's also very easy to switch into macro mode for those detailed shots.
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Confirmed purchase: 09 May 2015
Published on: 09 June 2015
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed purchaser

GB Point & shoot
Like the controls so don't have to use active screen for menu. Fully automatic but with option to use manual controls. Good in low light situations.
The position of the flash is a bit awkward as I have nowhere to put my left hand fingers when taking a shot. Also my left thumb tends to cover the screen but I have purchased protective covers which solved that problem.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 03 July 2014
Published on: 01 August 2014
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Save £27.00
Was £299.00 (from 08/05/15 to 04/06/15)
  • Unavailable for home delivery
  • Available to Order Online & Collect in Store from 1 hour  
CANON PowerShot G16 High Performance Compact Digital Camera - Black
Save £27.00
Was £299.00 (from 08/05/15 to 04/06/15)