Excerpt: Shutter lag and shot to shot delays are rarely noticeable thanks to the powerful processor included in the Canon PowerShot G16, helping it to justify a high price tag.
Pros: New image processor provides great performance levels, Includes optical viewfinder, Lens offers an impressive f/1.8 aperture, Strong macro performance, Extensive list of manual control features
Cons: No articulated or touch screen LCD option, Camera's price is a little high, Wi-Fi is tricky to use, Camera body is too large to fit in a pocket easily, Image quality is just below that of most DSLR cameras
Conclusion: The Canon G16, yes, the 16th iteration of the Canon G-series, comes from a powerful family of point-and-shoot cameras. Like the entire series, the G16 packs a punch while maintaining simplicity, value, and is packed with fancy features, many of which we didn’t use. Additionally, we loved the portability of the G16, though it’s not quite as small as the RX100 .
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot G16 is the first G-series PowerShot camera to include built-in Wi-Fi, which allows the G16 to share photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, and even via email. How? There are actually a three ways to use the Wi-Fi: Connect the G16 to a PC over a local Wi-Fi network. Connect the G16 to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot G16 is the much awaited upgrade to the G15, bringing in WiFi connectivity and a BSI sensor. Canon also upgraded its image processing chip to Digic 6. However, all this fits in the same size as its predecessor, the camera looks just like its predecessor, but does it perform just like its predecessor? We find out.
Pros: Fast f/1.8-2.8 lens, Speedy and Accurate AF
Cons: BSI sensor doesn't really improve IQ, Low light performance is just about average
Excerpt: Take a look at the enthusiast cameras on the market, and you could be forgiven for thinking that enthusiast photographers are a lonely bunch. Connected cameras that let you share your photos are everywhere these days; everywhere, it seems, but in the hands of enthusiasts. Otherwise-fully-featured compact cameras typically shun Wi-Fi and social networking, but with the 12.1-megapixel Canon G16, that all changes.
Canon PowerShot G16 Review: Slight Upgrades, Still a Great Camera
Digital Camera Review
3 December 2013
Summary: Conclusion For me, the most important considerations when assessing a camera's performance are image quality and the camera's ability to meet the user's needs. The G16 can be viewed as the culmination of a continuously refined single idea--to create a compact, self-contained, precision-engineered camera that functions like a P&S, but also provides lots of user control.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Fast f1.8-f2.8 5x zoom, E, Robust build quality
Cons: Viewfinder is dim and hard to use, AF hunts for focus in very low light
Summary: While the Canon PowerShot G16 is better than the G15 and remains a nice enthusiast compact, its low-light photo quality disappoints for the money.
Cons: A mediocre Wi-Fi implementation, no articulated LCD, and lack of manual controls while shooting video are among the ways in which the G16 lags behind the competition. And other cameras deliver better photos in low light.
Summary: The PowerShot G16 is and always has been about giving enthusiasts what they want from a robust reliable, quality compact camera. Canon may not always have been sure, or at any rate consistent about what that is, but that doesn't seem to have harmed its popularity in the target market.
On the face of it, the G16 may not look like much of an upgrade over its predecessor.
Pros: Bright f1.8-2.8 stabilised optical zoom., Fast and accurate AF., Fast sustained 9.3fps continuous shooting., Built-in Wifi and GPS via a smartphone., 1080p60 HD video mode., Focus peaking., Innovative Star shooting modes.
Cons: Lacklustre optical viewfinder., No touch-screen. Not articulated either., Exposure compensation dial easily nudged., No panorama mode., No smartphone remote control over Wifi.