Excerpt: I bought this camera in June after being a long time Canon user with both film and digital products. After using it for 30 days I fell in love with it. The resolution and clarity were amazing and it's low light capabilities were great. On a recent trip to Europe however, I got caught in a rainstorm in Cologne and stored the G16 in my backpack. After taking it out the camera wouldn't work.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light
Excerpt: As a proffesional photographer, I bought the G16 as a compact camera that would allow me to have all the manual control I like. The fact that the lens retracts is a big space saver when fitting it into a pocket or the wifes purse. The images are a bit noisy/grainy but that's to be expected from such a small sensor. The lens is fast though (F1.8 when wide), however, it doesn't close down past F8. The image stabilization is great, especially for video.
Excerpt: Bought this camera as a complement to my SLR based on feature set and noticed the following: Pros: Practically no shutter lag AF works well on first image and in low light Good control over AF zones Large aperture - good in low light Battery lasts reasonably long Good image quality despite moderate resolution Intuitive UI (via screen) Cons: Autofocus during continuous shooting is garbage - 80% of photos taken with Continuous AF are blurry (BIGGEST issue I've seen in...
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: Völlig unverständlicherweise und absolut enttäuschend: Die G16 hat KEINEN stitch Assistenten !!!!! Ich habe Canon meine Enttäuschung mitgeteilt, Aussage Canon Deutschland war, daß sie die Entwicklung in Japan nicht beeinflussen können. Ich habe mir die Kamera gekauft und bin über diese Tatsache absolut enttäuscht. Schon bei meiner G15 vermisste ich den 2x2 stitch Assistenten der eine quasi Super Weitwinkel Panorama Aufnahme unterstützte.