Canon PowerShot G16 review: Small Wonder

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Canon PowerShot G16 sensor performance | Canon PowerShot G16 versus competition | Conclusion
Canon PowerShot G16 review: Small Wonder

Canon has revamped the exterior and bolstered the spec, but while the firm hasn’t announced any enhancements to the new G16 model’s sensor, we were intrigued to see if any improvements to image quality had been made. Read on to see how well it performed. 

Aimed squarely at the enthusiast, the PowerShot G16 is Canon’s update to the firm’s high-end G15 model. As with the new PowerShot S120, it has a 12.1-MPix 1/1.7-inch BSI-type CMOS sensor and new Digic 6 with sensitivity running to ISO 12,800. Although the lens is the same bright image stabilized 28-140 mm f1.8-2.8 as found on the earlier G15, the new camera gets some of the same upgrades as the S120, including 1080/60p video, faster AF operation and improved Wi-Fi connectivity, (though not NFC as with some rivals). Unlike the rival Nikon P7800, the G16 eschews an EVF and retains the optical zoom viewfinder of earlier iterations.

Key specifications:

  • 12.1-MPix 1/1.7-inch CMOS Sensor
  • Canon 28-140 mm equivalent f1.8-2.8 stabilized zoom
  • Optical Zoom Viewfinder and 3.0-inch LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processing Engine
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi Capabilities
  • Continuous Shooting at 9.3 fps

Canon PowerShot G16 sensor performance

Canon PowerShot G16 versus competition

Conclusion