Michael A. Stecker
mastecker@gmail.com



HOME
Test Index Page
Canon G16 Video Review at B&H   Rode VideoMic Go video review
   Canon SL1   Canon S95   Canon G9   Panasonic DMC-ZS7
.
Digital Camera sensor information:
http://www.clarkvision.com/articles/digital.sensor.performance.summary/

 

 

 

Canon Powershot G16

 

 

 

Basics for Canon Poweshot G16 digital camera
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g16/canon-g16DAT.HTM
.
The Canon Powershot G16 is a compact "point-and-shoot" camera with fixed lens and full manual controls
12 megapixel, 12-bits, 1/1.7" backlit CMOS sensor, 28-140 mm f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens (equiv. of 35 mm camera)


Sensor

Back-illuminated CMOS 1/1.7-inch, 12.1 megapixel sensor (4000 X 3000), 12-bit
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
pixel pitch:  1.9 Ám (microns)
Full Well Capacity, read noise and S/N: I do not know

Lens
Zoom 6.1-30.5 mm or 28-140 mm (35mm film equivalent), 5x
f/1.8 - f/2.8
Image Stabilized
Crop Factor: 4.6
Focus Range: 5 cm - infinity
Minimum macro distance: 1 cm
Auto focus: Contrast Detect, Face Detection; 9-point AiAF
Filter thread: 58 mm

.
Specifications
Size: 109 x 76 x 40 mm
Weight with battery: 12.5 oz (355 g)
Image capture (pixels): 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3), 12-bit
Bit depth: 12-bits (RAW .CR2)
Image file format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Crop factor: 4.6
Processor: Digic 6
Battery: NB-10L (lithium ion)
Storage cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum shooting rate 12 fps
ISO range: 80-12,800
Shutter speeds:
250 - 1/4000 sec
Shutter lag:
0.27 second
Flash: GN is unknown, range
1.6 ft.-23 ft., flash sync speed 1/2000, additional flash hot shoe
Viewfinders: LCD (
922,000 dots) and small optical (80% fov)
Ports: mini USB, mini HDMI, remote release (
RS-60E3), no microphone
Video capture: HD
1920x1080 (60p/30p), 1280x720 (30p): VGA 640x480, 320x240
Video format: MP4 (Codec: H.264)
Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)
Built-in WiFi
.

 
 

Canon G16 -- Macro
Mouse click twice on a photo to enlarge


Macro photo of $20 bill at focal length 6.1 mm with Canon Powershot G16 -- JPEG, no post-processing
Minimum focus distance in macro mode is 1 cm
reduced from original size of 4000 X 3000
ISO 400, f/4, 1/160 second, Hand-held with Image Stabilization on

 
 


Macro photo of keys at FL 6.1 mm with Canon Powershot G16 -- Cropped JPEG
Minimum focus distance in macro mode is 1 cm
reduced from original size of 4000 X 3000
ISO 640, f/4, 1/60 second, Hand-held with Image Stabilization on

 
 
 
 

ISO and focal ratio performance
Mouse click twice on a photo to enlarge


ISO 200
Canon G16 indoor close-up photo at: ISO 200, f/2, 1/15 sec

 
 


ISO 200
Canon G16 indoor close-up photo at: ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/2 sec

 
 
 


ISO 800
Canon G16 indoor close-up photo at: ISO 800, f/2, 1/60 sec

 
 


ISO 800
Canon G16 indoor close-up photo at: ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/8 sec

 
 
 


ISO 3200
Canon G16 indoor close-up photo at: ISO 3200, f/2, 1/250 sec

 
 


ISO 3200
Canon G16 indoor close-up photo at: ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/30 sec

 
 
 

 

Focal length comparison
Zoom range 28-140 mm, 5X
Mouse click twice on a photo to enlarge


Focal length equivalent 28 mm (actual 6.1 mm)
ISO 80, f/4.5, 1/320 sec, fl=6.1

 
 


Focal length equivalent 140 mm (actual 30.5 mm)
ISO 80, f/4.5, 1/1000 sec, fl=30.5