Canon PowerShot G16

  • Canon PowerShot G16
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  • Bright f1.8-2.8 stabilised optical zoom.
  • Fast and accurate AF.
  • Fast sustained 9.3fps continuous shooting.


  • Lacklustre optical viewfinder.
  • No touch-screen.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Photo Review Australia on 86

If you already own a G15 that's working well, there are few reasons to upgrade to the G16 unless you really want the Wi-Fi connectivity and/or the new Star shooting modes. The small improvements in autofocusing speed are not enough to justify a swap.But...

By Steves Digicams on

By Kyle Schurman As with many camera manufacturers, Canon has looked for ways to give enthusiast photographers the ability to have a relatively thin digital camera that provides more photography power than what's typically found in thin point-n-shoot...

By on 100

The G16 is a fish in a pond that's really occupied by just two fish. Together with the Nikon P7800 it's one of a pair of cameras that offer more manual control than the best "consumer" compacts (such as the Sony HX50 ) stopping just before crossing into...

By The Imaging Resource on 90

Canon's ever-popular G-series enthusiast compact cameras gets a speed boost and Wi-Fi with the PowerShot G16. The new DIGIC 6 processor provides a welcome increase to autofocusing speed and frames per second shooting. The G16 features the same fast...

By Macworld UK on 80

Aside from rock solid build quality and DSLR-like feature set, the actual pictures the G16 produces are also worth treasuring, with colours beautifully realistic and detail pin sharp. Up to 480 shots can be eked out of a full charge of its lithium ion...

By T3 on 80

At £529.99 though, the price is comparable to a consumer-end DSLR, so its market really is most likely the photo enthusiast who already owns a Canon EOS and wants something that doesn't feel that far removed as a second shooter. Added to this, image quality is so superb you won't feel you're letting anyone down if opting to take this out for an occasional shoot rather than an actual DSLR.

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Canon's PowerShot G16 is a solidly built compact that supplies good versatility thanks to its f/18 lens and fast overall performance. We suggest considering it if you want something with a fixed lens that can capture images in high...

By Pocket-lint on 100

The G16 may be starting to look a little dated, particularly when you compare it to something like Sony's sleek RX100, but that doesn't stop the Canon remaining a top-notch snapper all round. When something's right, it's just right - and the...

By Digital Photography Review on

Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control. Good low-light performance, the ability to shoot Raw, and accessible manual controls make these compacts a viable portable...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Superb controls and competitive image quality among increasingly stiff...

By What Digital Camera on

The PowerShot G16 further reinforces the position of Canon's G-series as the standard by which all other advanced compacts must be judged. It is fast, light, easy to use, exceptionally well made, packed with features and offers excellent image quality...

By Amateur Photographer on 84

The feature set on the Canon PowerShot G16 is limited in comparison to the technology offered by other manufacturers. For example, the Wi-Fi facility still doesnt feature wireless shooting and HDR offers no manual control. Also, many users will be...

By TrustedReviews on 80

While there’s no denying the Canon G16 is a pricey advanced compact, the combination of great build quality, stellar performance and fantastic image quality makes it one of the very best advanced compacts currently available.

By TechRadar AU on 80

Canon always produces solid performers in its G series cameras. While that's appealing to the traditionalist crowd, it is now fighting a harder battle than ever before to keep market share in the crowded premium compact market. While it's true that the...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—CANON POWERSHOT G16] by terry on 7 November 2013 Price: $520 [street price] Resting on laurels? THE LOW-DOWN: This 12.1 mega pixel camera has a stabilised 5x optical zoom (28-140mm 35mm equiv) with f1.8—2.8 aperture. It is unusual in having...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

Digital Life News Technology News Cameras DateNovember 7, 2013 (1) Read later This 12.1-megapixel camera has a stabilised 5x optical zoom (28-140mm 35mm equivalent) with f1.8-2.8 aperture. It is unusual in having an optical viewfinder,...

By on

The Canon G series of cameras has sat at the top of the compact pile for several years and there are signs that Canon is taking its customers for granted. The phone app is not worth the effort of installation. The lack of a swivelling LCD is odd for a...

By PC Pro on 83

A fantastic compact camera with great image quality and nippy...

By on 100

One of the most truly powerful compact cameras we've even seen and it still manages to maintain a sense of fun and universal usability. Where's...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

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 - f/2.8,...