Canon PowerShot G16 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera

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The Canon PowerShot G16 is Canon's flagship compact, and the update to the previous model, the PowerShot G15. The G15 was a fantastic camera for enthusiasts, providing a portable camera with strong performance in most conditions.

While the G15 and the G16 share the same 12-megapixel 1/1.7 inch CMOS sensor and 28-140mm equivalent f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens, the new model benefits from several updates to make it a better camera overall. Major differences include the addition of WiFi, 1080/60p video capture, continuous shooting, and faster performance.

While the G15 was already a decently quick camera for its class, Canon's new Digic 6 Image Processor adds a bump in speed when it comes to shutter lag and autofocus. Photo quality is very good for a small sensor camera, especially in bright light. Perhaps the largest weak point of the G16 is the lack of manual control for shooting video; your choices are limited to exposure composition, optical zoom, and the option for a wind-cut filter. However, image stabilization is very good, and the resulting videos are of decent quality.

While the PowerShot G16 may not necessarily stand out amongst its competition, it remains a good option for enthusiasts seeking a more compact camera focusing on manual controls.Rating: 4.25/5

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