Summary: With a digital camera that has a suggested price tag, the expectation for having strong image quality in the Canon PowerShot G16 is a given. Cameras with such a high price tag don't last long in the market unless they can create great images, and the G16 excels in this area.
Conclusion: The Canon G16 is another excellent premium compact digital camera from the "Big C.", and while it's not leaps and bounds different from the G15, it brings a significant feature to the table: speed.
Pros: Improved autofocus speed, Shot-to-shot cycle time is much improved over G15, JPEG continuous shooting also improved over G15 with 12+fps for first 5 frames, then around 9fps for the remaining shots with no buffer limit, Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, Full HD video now at up to 60 frames per second,...
Cons: LCD screen not articulated, Fine detail and acuity not quite as good as predecessor, Mild blurring in the corners at wide and tele, High chromatic aberration and barrel distortion at wide angle in uncorrected RAW files, Burst mode still slow when shooting RAW files, Optical viewfinder has limited...
Summary: The Canon PowerShot G16 is a good, enthusiast-oriented point and shoot camera. A 1/1.7-inch sensor and well-made f/1.8 lens make for great image quality. It is larger and more bulky than many of its competitors, but it makes good use of the extra space with well thought out manual controls.
Pros: This camera has good image quality.
Cons: Larger dimensions make this camera less portable than its competitors.
Summary: I have always loved small enthusiast cameras like the iconic Rollei 35S and the innovative Contax T2. Before the advent of affordable digital SLRs, little enthusiast point and shoot (P&S) digital cameras were the driving force behind the exponential expansion of the digital imaging revolution.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Fast f1.8-f2.8 5x zoom, Exposure Compensation dial on top deck of camera, Robust build quality
Cons: Viewfinder is dim and hard to use, AF hunts for focus in very low light
Summary: 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 and performance.
Pros: Performance; Image Quality; Build Quality; Features
Cons: Fixed LCD screen; Incremental improvements on predecessor
Conclusion: 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 G16 largely represents that.
Pros: Image quality is great, raw shooting option, physical control layout perfect, bright maximum aperture - even at full zoom, 1080p movies at 60fps
Cons: Body could do with a refresh, fixed screen position, very small viewfinder, Wi-Fi features don’t extend to wireless shooting
Summary: The Canon PowerShot G16 is a rather modest update of last year's G15 camera, principally making things faster and adding wi-fi connectivity, focus peaking and some new shooting modes into the now familiar mix.
Excerpt: with built in Wi-Fi and a number of other new features, including Star shot, handheld HDR, background defocus and more, and is one of very few cameras that still feature an optical viewfinder, with others either switching to an electronic viewfinder or doing without one altogether.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Fast f/1.8-2.8 lens, Handheld HDR, Wi-Fi connectivity, 12fps continuous shooting, Optical viewfinder (although small etc), Excellent build quality, Manual focus with focus peaking, Dual axis electronic level, 60fps FullHD video recording, 5-axis IS for videos, Eco mode ex...
Cons: Lacks automatic panorama creation, Optical viewfinder is small, High price