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Canon PowerShot G16

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

PowerShot G16

    Canon PowerShot G16

    Superfast and connected – the compact for experts

    With the control and performance experts demand, the superfast PowerShot G16 features high-speed AF, 9.3fps* shooting, a bright f/1.8-2.8, 5x zoom lens, HS system with DIGIC 6 and Full HD at 60fps.

    • Bright f/1.8-2.8, 28mm, 5x zoom lens. 10x ZoomPlus
    • HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 6 for stunning results up to ISO 12,800
    • Intelligent IS for sharp shots with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS for steady movies
    • Superfast performance with high speed AF and 9.3fps* sustained continuous shooting
    • Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD; optical viewfinder
    PowerShot G16
    • Wide aperture throughout zoom range Wide aperture throughout zoom range
    • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
    • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
    • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
    • 5x optical zoom with wide-angle 5x optical zoom with wide-angle
    • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
    • Fast Continuous Shooting Fast Continuous Shooting
    • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
    • Extra control Extra control
    • High maximum ISO sensitivity High maximum ISO sensitivity
    • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
    • RAW in various aspect ratios RAW in various aspect ratios
    • Share and backup images wirelessly Share and backup images wirelessly
    • Create SLR style background blur Create SLR style background blur
    • Capture starry skies with ease Capture starry skies with ease
    • Capture HDR without a tripod Capture HDR without a tripod
    • Smoother 1080p movies Smoother 1080p movies
    • Neutral Density Filter Neutral Density Filter
    • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV

    Sample Images

    PowerShot G16 Product Tour

    Sample Video

    Features in depth

    Bright f/1.8-2.8, 28mm, 5x zoom lens

    A bright f/1.8-2.8 Canon lens, which maintains a wide maximum aperture even with full zoom, lets you shoot in very low light and at higher shutter speeds. Flexible 28mm, 5x optical zoom lens and 10x ZoomPlus.

    HS System

    HS System excels in low light, capturing the real atmosphere without flash or a tripod. Advanced DIGIC 6 processing and a high sensitivity 12.1 MP CMOS sensor (1/1.7 type) give exceptional image quality in all situations with up to ISO 12,800.

    Intelligent IS; Enhanced Dynamic IS

    Intelligent IS combats camera shake, so photos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. Enhanced Dynamic IS powerfully compensates for user movements over 5 axes to ensure spectacularly steady movies.

    Superfast 9.3fps* shooting

    Capture split second action in full resolution with super-responsive operation, which includes 9.3fps* sustained continuous shooting and high-speed 0.1 sec auto focus**.

    7.5 cm (3.0") LCD, OVF

    Large PureColor II G LCD (922k dots) for superb viewing. An optical viewfinder lets you compose your shots in traditional style with improved stability.

    Expert Control

    A Front Dial allows easy access to crucial settings while shooting. Shoot in Full Manual and RAW with multi aspect support for maximum control over composition and post-shot editing using the included DPP software. Refined ergonomics and a customisable FUNC. menu let you tailor the camera to your shooting style.

    Full HD 60fps

    Expertly record smooth Full HD movies at 60fps in stereo with optical zoom in MP4 format, using advanced features like Fine Detail Movie Processing (60p), Focus Peaking, in-camera Movie Transcoding and wind cut filter.

    Wi-Fi, GPS via Mobile

    Wi-Fi lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, plus smart devices for easy online sharing and GPS tagging of your images with shooting locations. Image Sync enables convenient PC and online backup via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr.

    Star Mode, handheld HDR, Background Defocus

    Shoot stunning starry nightscapes, star trails or create star time-lapse movies with Star Mode. Use HDR to capture high contrast scenes without a tripod or Background Defocus to achieve beautiful, SLR style background blur.

    Optional Accessories

    Accessories include a 58mm Lens Filter Adapter, Canon Speedlite flashes and 40m Waterproof Case.

    • *Sustained continuous shooting – 12.2fps for the first 5 frames and then 9.3fps for approx. 522 frames (depending on shooting subject), using compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory cards.
    • ** Measurements conforming to new CIPA guideline. Conditions: P mode, Single AF (Centerpoint AF) under 14EV lighting.

    What's in the box

    • Digital Camera PowerShot G16
    • Neck Strap NS-DC11
    • Battery Pack NB-10L
    • Battery Charger CB-2LCE
    • AC Cable
    • User Manual Kit

    Product Specification

    IMAGE SENSOR

    Type 1/1.7 type back-illuminated CMOS
    Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
    Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

    IMAGE PROCESSOR

    Type DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
    Focal Length 6.1 – 30.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)
    Zoom Optical 5x
    ZoomPlus 10x
    Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x
    Maximum f/number f/1.8-f/2.8
    Construction 11 elements in 9 groups (1 single sided aspherical lens, 1 UD lens and 2 double-sided aspherical lenses)
    Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS

    FOCUSING

    Type TTL
    AF System/ Points AiAF (9-point or Face Detection with Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
    AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
    AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
    AF Lock On/Off Selectable
    AF Assist Beam Yes
    Manual Focus Yes, plus MF Peaking
    Focus Bracketing Yes
    Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

    EXPOSURE CONTROL

    Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
    AE Lock Yes
    Exposure Compensation +/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
    Automatic shadow correction
    ND Filter (3 stop)
    AEB 1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800

    SHUTTER

    Speed 1 – 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
    250 – 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

    WHITE BALANCE

    Type TTL
    Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
    Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
    White Balance Compensation
    White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode

    COLOUR MATRIX

    Type sRGB

    VIEWFINDER

    Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
    Dioptre Correction Yes

    LCD MONITOR

    Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT). Approx. 922,000 dots
    Coverage Approx. 100%
    Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

    FLASH

    Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
    Slow Sync Speed Yes.
    Fastest speed:
    1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
    1/250 sec. (external flash)
    1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
    Red-Eye Reduction Yes
    Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Exposure Lock Yes
    Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT¹)
    Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
    Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 4.5 m (T)
    External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlite¹, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1 and HF-DC2

    SHOOTING

    Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
    Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Super Slow Motion Movie
    Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
    Drive modes Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting Approx. 12.2 shots/sec for up to 5 frames then approx. 9.3 shots/sec for 522 frames¹
    with AF: Approx. 5.7 shots/sec²³
    with Live View: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec²³

    RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

    Image Size 4:3 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
    16:9 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
    3:2 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
    1:1 - (RAW, L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
    4:5 - (RAW, L) 2400 x 3000, (M1) 1696 x 2112, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480
    Resize in playback (M2, S)
    Compression RAW, Superfine, Fine
    Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 60fps/30fps (HD) 1280 x 720, 30fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30fps
    Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 15fps
    Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
    Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5fps
    Hybrid Auto (HD)
    Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
    (L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
    (Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
    (Star Time-Lapse Movie) 8/6/4 sec

    FILE TYPES

    Still Image Type JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG
    Movies MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)]

    DIRECT PRINT

    Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
    PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

    OTHER FEATURES

    GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
    Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
    My Category Image tagging feature
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
    Histogram Yes, live histogram
    Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
    Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
    Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese

    INTERFACE

    Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
    Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
    Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)¹

    MEMORY CARD

    Type SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

    SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

    PC & Macintosh Windows 8/7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
    Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.8
    For Wireless LAN connection to a PC:
    Windows 8/7 SP1
    Mac OS X v10.6.8/10.7/10.8.2 or later

    SOFTWARE

    Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
    Other Map Utility
    Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

    POWER SOURCE

    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (NB-10L battery and charger supplied)
    Battery life Approx. 360 shots
    Eco mode approx. 480 shots
    Approx. 420 min. playback
    A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80

    ACCESSORIES

    Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1620, SC-DC85
    Travel Case DCC-2500
    Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC52, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
    Lenses Tele-converter 1.4x TC-DC58E
    Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58L
    Filter Adapter FA-DC58D (Compatible with Canon 58mm Filters: Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C (B), Neutral Density Filters ND4-L & ND8-L, Protect Filter, UV Filter, Skylight Filter, Softmat Filter No.1 & 2)
    Flash Canon Speedlites (including 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-R¹), Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX (Both require Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58L),
    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Bracket BKT-DC1, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
    Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE
    Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100, interface cable IFC-400PCU

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 108.8 x 75.9 x 40.3 mm
    Weight Approx. 356 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
    Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
    Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.
    AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
    Manual Power Adjustment ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
    External Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
    Continuous Shooting ¹ Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
    ² Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
    ³ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
    Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
    • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
    • Subject to change without notice.

    Accessories & Supplies

    Power

    Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

    NB-10L

    A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

    CB-2LCE

    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

    ACK-DC80

    Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

    Softcases & Straps

    Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

    DCC-1620

    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

    DCC-2500

    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera, accessories and travel documents using a multi-pocket Travel Case with a versatile multi-point strap for cross-body, neck or waist carrying options.

    SC-DC85

    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a leather case when you are out and about.

    Neck Strap NS-DC11

    Carry your PowerShot comfortably and in style.

    Waterproof Cases

    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling, waterproof cases provide easy access to many photographic controls, such as White Balance adjustment. They can also be useful on land, protecting against snow, sand, dust and humidity.

    WP-DC52

    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Use your Canon Compact Camera underwater, at depths of up to 40m.

    Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

    A set of four weights designed to make your Canon waterproof case more neutrally buoyant while diving. Includes securing pins and screws.

    Flashes

    Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

    High Power Flash HF-DC2

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    High Power Flash HF-DC1

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    Speedlites 600 EX

    Speedlite 600EX

    A powerful flash gun for use both on and off the camera.

    Speedlites 600 EX-RT

    Speedlite 600EX-RT

    A powerful flash gun for use both on and off the camera. Built-in radio triggering offers remote lighting control over distances up to 30m.

    Speedlites 430 EX II

    Speedlite 430EX II

    A powerful and versatile flash, the Speedlite 430EX II will expand your shooting options with a Guide Number of 43, wireless slave flash ability, nine custom functions and a 24-105mm zoom head.

    Speedlites 320 EX

    Speedlite 320EX

    Featuring Wireless Slave technology, a bounce/swivel head and a constant LED light source for video work, the Canon Speedlite 320EX opens up new creative possibilities for EOS photographers.

    Speedlites 270 EX II

    Speedlite 270EX II

    Explore the creative side of lighting with the Canon Speedlite 270EX II – a compact flashgun that is as easy to use off-camera as it is in your camera’s hotshoe.

    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

    Small, lightweight and portable, the ST-E2 is a dedicated infra-red transmitter to control two groups of remote wireless slave Speedlites. It also functions as a focus assist lamp in low light.

    Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX

    Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX

    Improve your macro photography with this dedicated macro ring lite. E-TTL flash control and a Guide Number of 14 provide ample light and accurate exposures in all macro photography situations.

    Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX

    Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX

    Take control of your macro photography lighting with the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX. Designed for macro specialists it provides versatility in both light direction and power.

    Off Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

    Use a Canon Speedlite off-camera while retaining E-TTL II flash exposure control.

    Bracket BKT-DC1

    Required when using Macrolite flashes with PowerShot G series cameras

    Lens Accessories

    Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.

    Tele Converter TC-DC58E

    Increases the magnification of your camera’s zoom lens by a factor of 1.4x – great for sports and wildlife photography. Requires Lens Adapter LA-DC58L.

    Lens Adapter LA-DC58L

    Provides a 58mm filter thread for attaching a Canon TC-DC58E Tele conversion lens.

    Lens Filter Adapter FA-DC58D

    Attached directly to the front of the camera’s lens, allowing the use of 58mm optical filters.

    Cables & Other Accessories

    Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

    AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

    HDMI Cable HTC-100

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.

    Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

    Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

    Remote Switch RS-60E3

    Trigger your camera’s shutter without touching it, avoiding vibration and preventing camera shake – great for long exposures in low-light conditions.

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