Built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly transfer and share images and video
Canon's HS SYSTEM with 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor for improved speed and low light performance
1080p/60p Full HD video
5x Optical zoom and bright f/1.8(W) - f/2.8(T) lens
Average Customer Rating:
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2out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Pros: good battery life, Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable
I upgraded from a lower level camera after a vacation where every shot had something wrong with it. This camera is in the sweet spot between the larger and bulkier SLRs and tiny compacts. I am hard on cameras and I keep it in my pocket so mechanical functionality and hand-fit are key to me. I have large hands and like to use cameras one handed.
The good: Better picture quality hands down. Better camera control, menu makes sense and has the key features. I know every reviewer talks about first shot speed but from my POV this camera is really fast. Very good build quality. Another worry for me was battery life. On previous cameras I only used AA since I tend to get stuck in very remote locations without power. I bought three batteries for this camera just to be sure but one battery lasted my whole trip and that is pretty amazing. Another positive is that the computer does a pretty good job of figuring out what is going on and setting up the picture so AUTO works well. Overall I have better balanced exposures and color. It is also good at figuring out what your subject is and adjusting for that subject.
There really are no cons but lets call them petty annoyances: The bulge-grip in front needs to be a little larger to accommodate one handed use as does the thumb pad in the back, but I have really large hands. I go in and out of my pocket a lot with this camera and I do tend to spin the controller wheels so I have to do a quick looksee to make sure the wheels are right before taking a shot.
Conclusion: I good choice for me. I could not have gone smaller and I don't like bulk on my trips. The photo quality is very good and AUTO covers a lot of ground for the snapshot taker. It has a great feature set I am still exploring. I gave it 4 stars as that is where I place it compared to larger higher end cameras.
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Review 2 for PowerShot G16
Nickname: Senior Adult IT
Location: Alpine Meadows, CA
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Landscape/Nature
Canon Enthusiast: more than 20 years
Product replacement: Yes
Date:December 3, 2013
Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use, great small size, high iso
Cons: Short battery life, Complicated controls/menu, wifi on ios 7 fails
Purchased for a trip to Africa. The high ISO and picture resolutions were great for the trip. Also did some HD video which came out great. Small size did not seem to effect picture quality. Pictures seemed as good as my 70D and 1Ds. WiFi and iOS 7 do not get along so could not use WiFi function. It's a known issue on the internet and I assume Canon will fix it in the near future. Video really takes toll on battery life, I suggest one carry a spare. So far have taken over 1400 pic and 30 videos on a 128gb chip using about 20gbs. Powerful camera in a Small Profile.