Canon PowerShot G16
12.1-megapixel digital camera with 5X optical zoom and Wi-Fi®
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Item #: 280G16
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When the lighting is just right, it's easy to take great-looking pictures with just about any camera. But to capture detailed shots in those late evening hours, you need a camera with a fast lens. The Canon PowerShot G16's lens features a maximum aperture that goes from f/1.8 at the wide end of its focal range to f/2.8 at the telephoto end — impressive numbers that mean it can gather plenty of light even with high shutter speeds. So when your son's baseball game stretches into the evening, your photos of the winning hit won't come out dark and fuzzy. The G16's CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 processor ensure that colors pop and noise is all but eliminated. And not just on those shots taken under perfect lighting conditions.
"Fast" doesn't just refer to this camera's lens. The PowerShot G16 offers improved autofocus times over the previous model. And if speed is what you want, you'll get plenty of it with this camera's blazing-fast continuous shooting mode. It lets you capture action at 9.3 frames per second at full resolution. So when your daughter's running up and down the soccer field, you won't miss the best shots because your camera just can't keep up with her.
For more advanced photographers, the G16's manual controls are a welcome sight. There's an assignable front dial as well as a rear exposure dial, for a more SLR-like experience. The optical viewfinder offers another option for lining up shots besides the high-resolution LCD monitor. RAW image recording lets you export uncompressed photos to your computer for better image quality and more editing versatility. You can also shoot 1080p/60p video in MP4 — ideal for uploading to sites like Facebook or YouTube™. Speaking of sharing....
What good is a fantastic photo or video if you can't share it with others? With the PowerShot G16, sharing is easy thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. Canon's free CameraWindow app for Apple® and Android™ lets you transfer shots to your smartphone just about anywhere. Or connect to your home network to wirelessly back-up photos, print them, or post them on Facebook, YouTube™, and other sites right from the camera through Canon's Image Gateway.
From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.
This camera is everything advertised and more. I love it. And Crutchfield did a great job getting it to me quickly.
Pros: Wonderful camera for the money.
Cons: Don't know of any. Wish It had more zoom.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||28-140mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||12.1|
|Highest Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/60p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||12.56|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot G16 has a 3" TFT color LCD monitor featuring a resolution of approximately 922,000 dots. The monitor has a 100% picture coverage. The high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. You can manually adjust the LCD monitor's brightness.
Viewfinder: The digital camera also features a real-image optical viewfinder with approximately 80% coverage. The viewfinder has a diopter so you can adjust it to your eyesight.
Canon's HS System: The Powershot G16 employs the HS System by combining the 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor with the new DIGIC 6 Image Processor to produce spectacular images with minimal noise:
Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards.
Built-in Wi-Fi: Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social network sites (through the Canon iMage Gateway), to a PC or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS or Android device (using Canon CameraWindow app), share images between Wi-Fi-enabled PowerShot cameras, and even print your images on an Wi-Fi-compatible printer.
Note: The camera is compatible with iOS Ver.6.0/6.1, and Android devices version 2.3/4.0/4.1/4.2. Wireless LAN specification: IEEE802.11b/g/n.
File Formats: The G16 records still images and movies in the following file formats:
|Large + RAW||4000 x 2248||4000 x 2664||4000 x 3000||2992 x 2992||2400 x 3000|
|Medium 1||2816 x 1584||2816 x 1880||2816 x 2112||2112 x 2112||1696 x 2112|
|Medium 2||1920 x 1080||1600 x 1064||1600 x 1200||1200 x 1200||960 x 1200|
|Small||640 x 360||640 x 424||640 x 480||480 x 480||384 x 480|
Wide-Angle 4x Optical Zoom Lens: The PowerShot G16 is equipped with an f/1.8-2.8, 5x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 6.1-30.5mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm). The 4x digital zoom extends the camera's telephoto capabilities to a total zoom of 20x. The focusing range differs depending upon the focusing mode:
Digital Tele-Converter: Using the built-in Digital Tele-Converter, you can increase the focal length of the lens by approximately 1.5x or 2.0x. The focal length when using the 1.5x digital tele-converter is 42-210mm. When using the 2.0x tele-converter, the focal length is 56-280mm. The Digital Tele-Converter cannot be used together with the digital zoom.
Preset Focal Lengths (Step Zoom): You can shoot at preset focal lengths of 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, or 140mm (35mm equivalent). This feature allows you to shoot at the angle of view of those focal lengths.
Front Dial: The G16 has a pro-style Front Dial similar to the ones found on Canon EOS Digital SLRs. The Front Dial can be set to control shooting parameters, including manual focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed, dynamic range correction, step zoom, white balance, and aspect ratio.
Optical Image Stabilizer: Optical (lens shift type) Image Stabilization allows you to minimize the camera shake which results in blurred images when you shoot distant subjects that have been magnified or when you shoot in dark conditions. Intelligent Image Stabilization (Intelligent IS) automatically selects one of six modes of image stabilization depending upon the shooting conditions:
Blink Detection: The G16 provides a visible indicator on its LCD screen, if the camera detects the possibility that someone has shut his or her eyes.
AF Frame Modes: You can change the AF frame mode to match the scene you want to shoot. You can choose from the following:
Magnify Focal Point: You can push the shutter-button halfway to magnify the AF frame and check the focus.
Servo AF: The Servo AF retains focus on a moving subject after the shutter button is pressed halfway. This allows you to wait for the perfect shot without having to refocus.
AF-Assist Beam: The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions. The AF-assist beam can be turned off. If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid startling them.
Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after recomposing the shot.
Focus Bracketing: The camera automatically takes three shots; one at the manual focus position, and one each with focus positions preset farther and nearer. The three shots are taken at the same interval as continuous shooting. The farther and nearer focus positions can be set in three steps.
Drive Modes: The Canon PowerShot G16 features Single, Continuous, Self-Timer Drive modes:
Shooting Modes: Using the Mode Dial on the top of the camera, you can select from numerous shooting modes:
Super Slow Motion: You can shoot movies is Standard movie mode or Super Slow Motion mode. Super Slow Motion lets you shoot fast-moving subjects for playback later in slow motion. No sound is recorded in Super Slow Motion mode. There are two options for Super Slow Motion:
|Frame Rate||Image Quality||Playback Time
(for a 30 sec clip)
|240 fps||QVGA (320 x 240)||Approx. 4 min.|
|120 fps||VGA (640 x 480)||Approx. 2 min|
Exposure Compensation: When shooting against a bright or dark background, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject is correctly lit. You can adjust the exposure from -3 to +3 in 1/3-stop increments, using the dial on the top of the camera.
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit.
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots at the same interval as continuous shooting. The images are shot in the following order: standard exposure, underexposure, and overexposure. You can set the exposure value variance from -2 to +2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
ISO Settings: The PowerShot G16 features Auto and Manual ISO, adjustable using the ISO dial on the top of the camera. The higher the ISO, the greater it reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations. ISO speed settings can be adjusted in 1/3 EV increments. The settings include 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, or Auto.
Built-In Flash: The PowerShot G16 has a built-in flash. Using the control dial, you can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow-Synchro (flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds) or Off (flash doesn't fire). The built-in flash has a range of 1.6' to 23' in Wide Angle and 1.6' to 15' in Telephoto. You can adjust the flash output (3 levels) and flash exposure compensation (+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments). In the menu, you can add the following flash functions when the flash is set to On or Auto:
ND Filter: The ND filter reduces light intensity to 1/8 (3-stops) of the actual level, allowing for slower shutter speeds and smaller aperture values. Use of a tripod is recommended with the slower shutter speeds to prevent camera shake.
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, and Custom.
My Colors: Using My Colors you can easily change colors in an image when it's taken. My Colors offers several options:
Display Overlays: You can display a variety of guides and overlays in the viewfinder or LCD to aid you in shooting images. These include shooting information, grid lines, an electronic level, and a histogram.
Wind Filter: The Wind Filter suppresses noise during audio recording when the wind is strong.
Optional Accessories: There are numerous Canon accessories that can be attached to the G16 camera:
Review: After an image is recorded, it will appear in the LCD monitor for a preset number of seconds for reviewing. You can select the review time from 2 to 10 seconds. It will also display until you press the shutter button halfway to focus your next shot.
Focus Check Display: Focus Check display allows you to check the focus of image taken and allows you to easily check facial expressions and whether a subject's eyes are closed. This feature can be set to allow you to check the focus of an image taken right after shooting the subject.
Favorites: You can organize images in specific categories by tagging them as Favorites, and display them in a filtered playback. You can also protect or delete images while filtered.
Jump Images: When you have a lot of images recorded onto a memory card, you can use the Jump feature to speed up your search for the image you want to view. You can choose from the following categories:
Index Replay: This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in Single Image Replay mode, you can magnify the image up to approximately 10x. You can also maneuver around in the magnified picture by using the multi-purpose control dial.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. Each image displays for approximately 3-10, 15, 30 seconds.
Movie Playback: In addition to normal playback of your video clips the camera features slow-motion, fast-forward, rewind and frame-by-frame playback.
Cropping: You can crop a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file.
Resizing Images: You can resize images to a lower pixel setting and save the resized image as a separate file.
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge: Using a USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer of any brand. In this way, you can make prints directly from the camera without having to connect it to a computer.
Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot G16 powered by the supplied NB-10L rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack (7.4V / 920mAh / 6.8Wh). The battery pack can be charged in the supplied CB-2LC battery charger in approximately 1 hours and 50 minutes. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional ACK-DC80 AC adapter kit. The typical performance of the battery is as follows:
|Still Images||Screen On: Approx 360 shots|
|Screen Off: Approx. 770 shots|
|Eco Mode On: 480 shots|
|Movie Recording||Typical||Screen On: Approx. 1 hour|
|Continuous||Screen On: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes|
|Playback Time||Screen On: Approx. 7 hours|
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the following power saving functions:
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
Digital/AV Output Terminal: The PowerShot G16 has a Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or compatible printer. There is no USB cable included. An optional USB cable must be obtained in order to load images to your computer or printer. The camera's Mini-B USB 2.0 output also allows you to connect the camera to a TV or video monitor with a RCA audio and composite video input jacks using the optional AVC-DC400ST stereo AV cable. You can set the video output to NTSC or PAL.
HDMI Output: The PowerShot G16 features a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as the Canon HTC-100, is required.
Remote In: The PowerShot G16 features a 2.5mm sub-mini input for connecting the optional Canon RS-60E3 Wired Remote Switch (sold separately). The remote prevents camera shake when taking photographs using a tripod, such as when taking close-ups or long-exposure photographs.
DC In: The camera features a DC input for optional AC power adapter (ACK-DC80, sold separately).
Downloadable Software: The PowerShot G16 does not include software in the box. The following recommended software is downloadable from the Canon website:
Compatible Operating Systems:
built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) touch pairing, for even easier sharing of photos and video with compatible Android™ devices
variable-angle LCD touchscreen with 1.04 million-dot resolution
dual control rings on lens allow DSLR-like manual focus control