The new G16 is Canon’s newest flagship point & shoot digicam taking almost all of its features from the Canon G15. At first glance the G16 is identical to its predecessor, but under the hood, there have been a few changes. First, a new 12.1 megapixel (backside illuminated) 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor has had a minor upgrade. Next up in the brief chain of differences, is a new DIGIC VI processor. The final difference between the G15 and the G16 is the addition of built-in Wi-Fi capability–which is fast becoming a near ubiquitous camera feature.
- Excellent image quality
- Fast f1.8-f2.8 5x zoom
- Exposure Compensation dial on top deck of camera
- Robust build quality
- Viewfinder is dim and hard to use
- AF hunts for focus in very low light
The G16 has a few minor flaws, but achieves a promising balance between image quality, capability, and functionality for the price.
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