Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera, HD 1080p, 12.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3" Screen

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Fast and connected, Canon’s PowerShot G16 is a compact for experts. It shoots almost 10 frames per second in exceptional detail. Able to perform in all lighting conditions it takes flawless shots at the very limit of its ISO range. This compact is also capable of creating the background blur or ‘bokeh’ seen in professional DSLR photography.

Superior lens

A bright f/1.8-2.8 Canon lens, which maintains a wide maximum aperture even with full zoom, lets you shoot in very low light and at higher shutter speeds. Flexible 28mm, 5x optical zoom lens and 10x ZoomPlus.


Wi-Fi and GPS

Wi-Fi lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, plus smart devices for easy online sharing and GPS tagging of your images with shooting locations. Image Sync enables convenient PC and online backup via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr


Pro control

A Front Dial allows easy access to crucial settings while shooting. Shoot in Full Manual and RAW with multi aspect support for maximum control over composition and post-shot editing using the included DPP software. Refined ergonomics and a customisable FUNC. menu let you tailor the camera to your shooting style.


Faster shooting

Capture split second action in full resolution with super-responsive operation, which includes 9.3fps sustained continuous shooting and high-speed 0.1 sec auto focus.


HS system

HS System excels in low light, capturing the real atmosphere without flash or a tripod. Advanced DIGIC 6 processing and a high sensitivity 12.1 MP CMOS sensor (1/1.7 type) give exceptional image quality in all situations with up to ISO 12,800. The built-in Neutral Density filter also helps you achieve professional colour balance in every shot.


Full HD

Expertly record smooth Full HD movies at 60fps in stereo with optical zoom in MP4 format, using advanced features like Fine Detail Movie Processing (60p), Focus Peaking, in-camera Movie Transcoding and wind cut filter.


Accessories Included
Battery, charger
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 360 shots per charge
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital Compact
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows, Apple OS
USB, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), miniHDMI, Wi-Fi
Continuous Shooting Speed
H40 x W109 x D76mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Face Detection
File Formats
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Lens Aperture
Lens Size
6.1 – 30.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)
Lens Type
Canon Zoom
Yes - 1cm
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Night Scene
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes, shooting & playback
Self Timer
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Shutter Speeds
250 – 1/4000 sec.
Smile Detection
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread
Type of Battery
Li-ion Battery NB-10L
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera, HD 1080p, 12.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3" Screen 4.4 5 5 5
The Best Compact I have Owned I always carry a camera with me and when it's inconvenient to carry around a DSLR this fits the bill perfectly. It's not a 'pocket' camera as such but it will fit in a coat or jacket pocket. You can use this beauty straight out of the box as a point and shoot camera or you can take full control and stretch your creativity. Great build quality, great image quality and a delight to handle. No articulated or touch screen but so what? It's a great camera. 06 January 2015
Excellent Camera A really good quality camera with lots of features and very sensitive in low light. Interconnectivity is really great as well. Added bonus was the longer warranty with JLP and the quick delivery. 12 September 2014
Early days, but very good so far. First I'd like to correct an error in the JL description that says this camera does not have a built in flash, it does, it pops up from the camera body and cannot be seen in the photos shown, but it's there and works well enough. So far I'm really impressed with the camera and I recently captured some impressive shots of a Heron using the full zoom. The results so far are better than those from my Nikon DSLR, though that is now 10 years old. But more to the point, I would not have got any shots of the Heron with that as it's too heavy to lug around and it would have been sat at home. So this camera is doing all I hoped, is easy to carry in my pocket and when the ambient light is very bright that viewfinder makes it easy to see what you're shooting. 22 August 2014
Disappointed Wanted an upgrade from a c. 2007 compact I had so I got the G16. Punchy price but worth it, I thought. Not so. Very disappointed by the sharpness of the photos even though lighting was excellent etc. Zoom is unimpressive versus some of the competition. In short, it's not much of an upgrade. 04 February 2014
Little Gem the G16 Compact in size and quite weighty although it fits into a jacket pocket which make it easy to carry around. The instruction book has only a very few pages and only explains the basic set up. Instructions can be downloaded from the Canon site, however this is in excess of 250 pages and thinking of time, paper and ink cost, I purchased a print out from a online supplier for a few pounds. I always shoot in RAW and found this set up a little tricky to find and I should warn you that you cannot shoot in RAW when this little gem is set to Auto. Quality of the images are super. And although I have been a Nikon user for over fifty years I would recommend this compact although somewhat pricey. 31 December 2013
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