The Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera is a compact, advanced
point-and-shoot camera featuring a 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7"
high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor to produce high
quality still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light
quality and sensitivity to ISO 12800. The sensor and processor work
together to form the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to improve the image
quality of dimly-lit shots by reducing noise and enhancing the overall
clarity. Additionally, the processor offers a range of speed-related
assets throughout the camera, including a maximum sustained
full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 9.3 fps for over 500 shots
as well as a High Speed AF system for maintained sharpness in a variety
of shooting conditions.
The built-in Canon 5x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal
length range of 28-140mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto length
perspectives. A maximum aperture of f/1.8-2.8 contributes to working in
low lighting, regardless of focal length, and also helps to isolate
subject matter for shallow depth of field images. Benefitting this lens'
coverage is Intelligent IS image stabilization, which automatically
employs one of six distinct stabilization modes to help minimize the
appearance of camera shake depending on the shooting situation. Also
helping to stabilize the camera while shooting is a built-in optical
viewfinder that provides an additional point of contact between one and
the camera. This finder is also an ideal alternative to the rear LCD
monitor when working in bright conditions or for tracking quickly moving
subjects. For live view monitoring, image playback, and menu
navigation, the 3.0" 922k-dot LCD monitor is available and provides a
bright, clear means for image composition and review.
For instant sharing and transferring of photos and movies, built-in
wireless connectivity is available and helps to expedite sending imagery
directly to an Android or iOS mobile device through the use of the free
Canon CameraWindow app. Also helpful is the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, which
serves as an intuitive interface for uploading images directly to social
networking and cloud sites from the G16.