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PowerShot G16

The back-up camera for the pros.

It’s the point-and-shoot the pros bring along when they need a camera that’s portable, yet powerful. The highly sensitive 12.1 MP CMOS Sensor and highly tuned DiG!C 6 processor deliver top-notch image quality. With the f/1.8 lens, you can count on frame-worthy portrait shots every time. Get the creative control of a DSLR with advanced options like High Dynamic Range mode and RAW file saving. With high ISO performance and the new Star Mode, your nighttime photos aren’t left in the dark. Stars sparkle and the moon shines. Share your twinkling photos and your other stills and videos instantly and on the go, thanks to built in Wi-Fi. Get the share-worthy blurred background effect that used to be only achievable with a DSLR camera. Now with the f/1.8 lens and Background Defocus Mode, you can easily get the blur that makes your subject stand out. Another unique feature is the optical viewfinder. Not only does it help save battery life, it’s great for shooting in strong sunlight. 10x zoom with ZoomPlus lets you feel the rush of getting up close, while Super Slow Motion Movie mode adds drama to your videos. Speaking of making movies - the dedicated Movie Button makes it easier and faster than ever. Always take your best shot with Smart Auto. It detects and analyzes your subjects, letting you capture the moment without searching through settings.

  • Enjoy outstanding quality with our highly sensitive 12.1 MP CMOS Sensor and the ahead-of-the-curve DiG!C 6 Image processor
  • Take amazing portrait shots with the f/1.8 lens
  • Get DSLR-like creative control with the new High Dynamic Range Mode and RAW image capture
  • Capture the brilliance of the night sky thanks to the standard ISO 12800 and new Star Mode
  • Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share your photos and videos instantly
  • Get enviable background blur with the new Background Defocus Mode
  • Optical viewfinder helps save on batteries and makes shooting in the sunshine easier
  • Get 10x zoom with ZoomPlus
  • Add drama to your movies with Super Slow Motion Movie mode
  • Get effortless movie recording with the dedicated Movie Button
  • Smart Auto sets up your camera based on your shooting conditions for great photos every time

$529.99 MSRP

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Print Specs

  • What's in the Box
    • PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
    • Battery Pack NB-10L
    • Battery Charger CB-2LC
    • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Total MegapixelsApprox. 12.8 Megapixels
  • Effective PixelsApprox. 12.1 Megapixels
  • Focal Length6.1 - 30.5mm
    28 - 140mm 35mm film equivalent
  • Digital ZoomApprox. 4.0x
  • Focusing RangeNormal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (T)
    Auto/Manual: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (T)
    Macro/Underwater Macro AF: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
    Quick: 4.9 - 66 ft. (1.5 - 20m) (W,T)
  • Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
  • Optical ViewfinderReal-image zoom viewfinder
  • LCD MonitorTFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
  • LCD PixelsApprox. 922,000 dots
  • LCD CoverageApprox. 100%
  • Shutter Speed1-1/4000 sec.
    15-1/4000 sec. (in Tv mode)
    250-1/4000 sec. (in M mode)
  • White Balance Control Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
  • Built-in FlashAuto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
  • Flash Exposure Compensation±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
  • File FormatDesign rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • Image Recording FormatSuperfine / Fine
  • Number of Recording PixelsStill Images:
    1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248
    2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664
    3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000
    4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992
    5) 4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000

    Videos:
    Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps (59.94), 30 fps
    Full HD Star Time-Lapse Movie: 15 fps
    HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
    Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
    Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
    Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps
    Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
  • Erase ModesSelect Image, Select Range, Select All Images
  • Video OutNTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector
  • Audio OutStereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
  • OtherSD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
  • Power SourceBattery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
  • Shooting CapacityApprox. 360 shots with LCD monitor on
    Approx. 770 shots with LCD monitor off
    Approx. 480 shots in ECO Mode
  • Operating Temperature32 – 104°F (0 – 40°C)
  • Operating Humidity10–90%
  • Dimensions4.28 x 1.59 x 2.99 in.
    108.8 x 40.3 x 75.9mm
  • WeightApprox. 12.56 oz (356g) including the battery and memory card.
    Approx. 11.08 oz (314g) camera only.