Canon PowerShot G16 announced, Price, Specs, Release Date, Where to Buy

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon just announced PowerShot G16 camera, the Canon PowerShot G16 caters to an advanced shooter with a 12MP 1/1.7″-type sensor, larger than that of a typical point-and-shoot, matched with a fast 28-140mm (equivalent) F1.8-2.8 lens. Full 1080p/60p video recording is available in MP4 format, and the High Speed AF mode offers improved autofocus speeds while maintaining up to 9.3 FPS continuous shooting. The G16 has a new flexible aspect ratio while still letting the user shoot uncompressed RAW images. Using the PowerShot’s built-in Wi-Fi in conjunction with Canon’s Camera Window app on your iOS or Android device (or Canon Image gateway on a PC), you can wirelessly share your images.

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Canon PowerShot G16 Price

Canon PowerShot G16 Price – $549.00.

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Canon PowerShot G16 Features and Specifications

The PowerShot G16 digital camera builds upon the success of the PowerShot G15 by utilizing some of Canon’s most innovative technologies. The first PowerShot in the G-series to come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology, the G16 has the ability to share images and video to social networking sites such as Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube®, and Flickr® or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS® or Android™ device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.

The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 – f/2.8, which helps while shooting in low-light conditions or for users who want to create a dramatic shallow depth-of-field with soft backgrounds. The G16 is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor, allowing for enhanced low-light image quality.

With improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series models, the advancements to Canon’s AF system help ensure users never miss a shot. Continuous shooting speeds of up to 9.3 frames-per-second are possible with the PowerShot G16, allowing users to capture images in full resolution as they happen***. The G16 also captures 1080p/60p Full HD video, and includes a built-in stereo microphone and an HDMI output so users have the ability to view videos on their HDTV.

The PowerShot G16 also features new shooting modes to capture breathtaking images day or night. The new Star mode gives users the ability to capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky through the use of three scene modes. “Star Nightscape” lets users shoot the radiance of stars in a landscape image, while the “Star Trails” mode captures trails of stars to turn them into a luminous still image. “Star Time Lapse Movie” captures continuous still images of the stars and then combines each to create a stunning video replicating the motion of the stars in the night sky.

In addition, the camera’s creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range without the necessity for a tripod. HDR Scene mode includes Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid options.

For photographers who want the convenience and ease-of-use of a compact camera with the feel of a DSLR, the PowerShot G16 features dials and controls similar to those on Canon’s EOS Digital SLR cameras.  It is also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and select accessories.

Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 ?
Other resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480 ?
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 ?
Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 12.8 megapixels ?
Sensor size 1/1.7″ (7.44 x 5.58 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor Digic 6
Image
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 ?
White balance presets 7 ?
Custom white balance Yes (2) ?
Image stabilization Optical ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Superfine, Fine ?
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–140 mm
Optical zoom
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
?
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes ?
Macro focus range 1 cm (.39″) ?
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount None
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 3″ ?
Screen dots 922,000 ?
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT PureColor II G LCD
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) ?
Photography features
Maximum aperture F1.8 – F2.8 ?
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 7 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Continuous drive Yes (12.2) ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ?
AE Bracketing (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Videography notes Miniature Effect (720p, 480p): 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps; Super Slow Motion Movie (480p, 240p): 120, 240 fps; Star Time-Lapse Movie (1080p): 15 fps
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes (Mini) ?
Wireless Built-In ?
Wireless notes Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n)
Remote control Yes (Optional wired remote or via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 360
Weight (inc. batteries) 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz)
Dimensions 109 x 76 x 40 mm (4.29 x 2.99 x 1.57″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (Star time-lapse movie) ?
GPS Optional
GPS notes via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)

Canon PowerShot G16 Release Date

The Canon PowerShot G16 starts shipping in October, 2013.

Canon PowerShot G16 Sample Images

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