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Canon Powershot G16
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

outdoorgearlab.com
4 November 2015
  • Conclusion: The Canon G16 didn't blow us away in image quality or low-light performance, but its overall blend of features, usability, portability, and value made this camera stick out. In addition to the small size, the versatile zoom range, compatibility with off-camera lighting, and clean operation left us...
  • Pros: Durable, good handling, well designed features.
  • Cons: Durable, good handling, well designed features.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G16 review: Compact camera with DSLR-like controls

Macworld
6 May 2014
  • Conclusion: The PowerShot G16 is a compact workhorse camera that’s hard to beat. It has a rock-solid build quality, a DSLR-like feature set, and great-looking picture quality. Gavin is a Macworld U.K.
  • Pros: Almost as many features asa DSLR, Excellent build quality
  • Cons: LCD doesn't tilt
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Overall 8
7.5

Canon PowerShot G16 Review

Digitaltrends
16 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Although Canon has made some strides with the G16 – closing the spec gap with CSCs and DSLRs on paper – we can’t give it our strongest recommendation. At $550 it’s just too expensive for the level of quality it delivers.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot G16

PC Magazine
18 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot G16 offers an impressive control layout and Wi-Fi, but its underwhelming optical viewfinder disappoints.
  • Pros: Larger-than-average image sensor. Sharp, wide-aperture lens. 5x zoom range. Fast burst shooting. Records 1080p video. Integrated Wi-Fi. Raw support. Hot shoe.
  • Cons: Pricey. Fixed rear LCD. Bulky for a point-and-shoot. Optical viewfinder could be better.
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Overall 8
8.4

Canon PowerShot G16

Camera Labs
1 October 2013
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot G16

CNET
17 September 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: The Canon PowerShot G16 produces very good photos in bright light, and the fast lens, optical viewfinder, and relatively streamlined design make it nice to use. Plus, it finally delivers solid continuous shooting.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G16

GadgetSpeak
31 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a PowerShot offering which along with the Ixus brand are Canons two non DSLR offerings. This is one of the larger – small – units as such it is almost as large as some smaller DSLR units and it comes with a neck strap not a wrist strap.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G16 review

T3
27 December 2013
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot G16 is the latest update to the maker's sturdy compact camera
  • Pros: Bright and fast aperture lens, Rock solid build quality, Superb image quality
  • Cons: No tilting LCD, It's pricey
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Canon PowerShot G16

Trusted Reviews
27 December 2013
  • Summary: Still one of the best advanced compacts you can buy
  • Pros: Solid build, Strong feature-set, Impressive performance, Excellent image quality
  • Cons: High price tag, Fixed LCD screen disappointing
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Overall 8
8.4

Canon PowerShot G16 review

Amateur Photographer
19 November 2013
  • Summary: 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 doesn't feature wireless shooting and HDR offers no manual control.
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