Ratings and Reviews
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.
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 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 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.
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**.
Large PureColor II G LCD (922k dots) for superb viewing. An optical viewfinder lets you compose your shots in traditional style with improved stability.
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.
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 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.
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.
Accessories include a 58mm Lens Filter Adapter, Canon Speedlite flashes and 40m Waterproof Case.
|Type||1/1.7 type back-illuminated CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||6.1 – 30.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 5x |
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x
|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|
|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|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)|
|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|
|Speed||1 – 1/4000 sec. (factory default) |
250 – 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|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
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT). Approx. 922,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. |
1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
1/250 sec. (external flash)
1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
|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|
|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
|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
|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)]|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge|
|PictBridge||Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)|
|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|
|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|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)|
|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
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Image Manipulation||Digital Photo Professional for RAW development|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
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.
A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.
A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
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.
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
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.
Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a leather case when you are out and about.
Carry your PowerShot comfortably and in style.
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.
A set of four weights designed to make your Canon waterproof case more neutrally buoyant while diving. Includes securing pins and screws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use a Canon Speedlite off-camera while retaining E-TTL II flash exposure control.
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
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.
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.
Trigger your camera’s shutter without touching it, avoiding vibration and preventing camera shake – great for long exposures in low-light conditions.
Manage, access and enjoy your photo library like never before