Canon PowerShot G16 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Digital Camera / Mfr. No.: 8406B001
Incredible Imaging, Ready to Share
With performance and creative expression approaching that of an SLR camera, the new PowerShot G16 camera makes unlimited imaging not just portable, but now wireless, too! Built-in Wi-Fi® offers easy set-up and powerful capabilities: upload stills and video to Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™ and Flickr®; send to email; share to tablets and smartphones; print wirelessly; and transfer to PCs. You’ll be eager to share the spectacular images you create with the 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor. Together they create the Canon HS SYSTEM for significantly improved resolution in an expanded ISO range of 80-12800. Stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video is possible thanks to the DIGIC 6 Image Processor: vividly realistic and incredibly smooth. A 5x Optical Zoom offers excellent shooting versatility, and the bright f/1.8 lens performs brilliantly in low light. Continuous shooting with full resolution has been boosted up to EOS-caliber speeds, and High Speed AF puts images in focus almost the moment the camera is aimed, so you can freeze that perfect shot. Intelligent IS counteracts camera shake for clear shots in any situation. Shoot HDR photos without a tripod, and add dynamic new finishing effects. You can also capture breathtaking images of the nighttime sky with new star shooting modes. Enjoy pro-like advantages such as Multi aspect RAW, which lets you take control over the editing process, and compatibility with Canon Speedlite flashes and a variety of EOS System accessories.
Built-in Wi-Fi® gives you more options for sharing with friends, family and the whole world
The PowerShot G16 camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends, family and the whole world. The camera can connect directly to both iOS® and Android™ devices, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app without a computer. And because the PowerShot G16 captures video using easy-to-share MP4 format, it's never been easier to upload video files. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites - Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, and now Flickr® - through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. Enhanced Wi-Fi® makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos even as events unfold. Easily control the destination of your uploads to social networking sites; share with everyone, or send photos to selected groups. You can also add comments, even in other languages^. Transfer images to other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras, send images to your computer, or print your photos directly to a wireless PictBridge certified printer.
Enhanced Wi-Fi® features make connecting and sharing easier than ever
Built-in Wi-Fi® on the PowerShot G16 camera has new features that streamline set-up and sharing for a faster, easier, more comprehensive experience than ever. WEP Key input is no longer necessary, and you can even set up and manage your camera/web service transfer preferences without the use of a software CD or USB cable - Wi-Fi® and a web browser are all you need! And, new Automatic Switching through the Image Sync function makes saving and organizing your images easier##. When the camera finds a linked PC on the same wireless network, images are sent directly to it. Otherwise, images are temporarily stored on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# then transferred once a connection is made, eliminating the need for cables.
New to the G-Series, built-in Wi-Fi® allows you to wirelessly transfer your images with ease to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, to a PC, or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® or Android™ device with the free download of the Canon Camera Connect app.
12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality, and ultra-fast operation.
Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at 60 frames per second for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format.
5x Optical Zoom (28mm-140mm) and a bright f/1.8 (W) - f/2.8 (T) lens enables you to capture more in your frame, and is ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds.
HDR scene mode combines multiple shots into one picture, capturing a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image to provide greater detail. New artistic sub-modes such as Art Bold and Art Vivid unlock new opportunities for creativity.
What's in the Box
- PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
- Battery Pack NB-10L
- Battery Charger CB-2LC
- Neck Strap NS-DC11
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
6.1 (W) - 30.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm)
Normal: 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)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Real-image zoom viewfinder
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
Approx. 922,000 dots
Aperture and Shutter
f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)
15-1/4000 sec. (in Tv mode)
250-1/4000 sec. (in M mode)
Auto, ISO 80-12800 (in P mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 15 ft. (T) (50cm - 7.0m (W), (50cm - 4.5m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
- *1 Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*4, Handheld NightScene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
*2 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
*3 Standard, Super Slow Motion Movie
*4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
*5 Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
*Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
- Normal: Approx. 12.2 shots/sec.; 9.3 shots/sec.* (in P mode)
- AF: Approx. 5.7 shots/sec. (in P mode)
- LV: Approx. 5.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
- Differs depending on the zoom position
- *From the sixth shot
SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
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
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)
Number of Recordable Images
16:9 3:2 File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB Large (L) SF 4,507 1,729 6,980 5,134 1,515 6,118 F 2,915 2,640 10,659 3,247 2,384 9,624 Medium 1(M1) SF 2,630 2,923 11,801 2,914 2,640 10,659 F 1,814 4,234 17,091 1,945 3,961 15,989 Medium 2(M2) SF 1,095 6,822 27,537 899 8,187 33,044 F 604 12,280 49,567 496 14,448 58,314 Small (S) SF 188 35,089 141,622 221 30,703 123,919 F 113 49,125 198,271 133 40,937 165,225 RAW RAW 17,680 442 1,788 17,585 444 1,798 4:3 1:1 File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size
8GB 32GB Large (L) SF 5,661 1,379 5,568 4,224 1,832 7,397 F 3,537 2,192 8,850 2,640 2,923 11,801 Medium 1(M1) SF 3,173 2,431 9,814 2,365 3,274 13,217 F 2,073 3,721 15,020 1,549 4,912 19,826 Medium 2(M2) SF 1,002 7,442 30,040 760 9,824 39,653 F 558 12,927 52,176 420 16,374 66,090 Small (S) SF 249 27,291 110,150 188 35,089 141,622 F 150 40,937 165,225 113 49,125 198,271 RAW RAW 17,529 446 1,804 17,415 448 1,814 4:5 File Size
8GB 32GB Large (L) SF 3,396 2,273 9,178 F 2,121 3,611 14,578 Medium 1(M1) SF 1,898 4,026 16,251 F 1,243 6,140 24,783 Medium 2(M2) SF 608 12,280 49,567 F 336 20,468 82,612 Small (S) SF 150 40,937 165,225 F 90 61,406 247,838 RAW RAW 17,347 450 1,821
• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
Time of Recordable Movies
Miniature Effect HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x 6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5 fps*2 6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5 fps*2 Movie Size
195 98 49 73 37 18 8GB 10 hrs. 42 min. 58 sec. 20 hrs. 34 min. 24 sec. 38 hrs. 15 min. 35 sec. 26 hrs. 45 min. 37 sec. 48 hrs. 27 min. 58 sec. 82 hrs. 18 min. 04 sec. 32GB 43 hrs. 17 min. 23 sec. 83 hrs. 06 min. 30 sec. 154 hrs. 33 min. 09 sec. 108 hrs. 05 min. 38 sec. 195 hrs. 46 min. 14 sec. 332 hrs. 26 min. 26 sec. Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480 320 x 240 120 fps*2 240 fps*2 Movie size (KB/sec.) 1465 977 8GB 1 hr. 27 min. 00 sec. 2 hrs. 07 min. 47 sec. 32GB 5 hrs. 51 min. 26 sec. 8 hrs. 36 min. 11 sec. Other Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 15 fps*2*3 60 fps*4 30 fps*1 30 fps*1 30 fps*1 Movie size (KB/sec.) 3 4288 2945 992 382 8GB 189 hrs. 46 min. 59 sec. 30 min. 03 sec. 43 min. 29 sec. 2 hrs. 03 min. 55 sec. 5 hrs. 14 min. 34 sec. 32GB 766 hrs. 11 min. 28 sec. 2 hrs. 01 min. 27 sec. 2 hrs. 55 min. 43 sec. 8 hrs. 20 min. 32 sec. 21 hrs. 10 min. 33 sec.
*2Playback frame rate is 30 fps*1.
*3Actual frame rate is 14.985 fps.
*4Actual frame rate is 59.94 fps.
Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate, Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow, Erase, Resume, Protect
Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Cropping, Resize, My Colors, Face ID Info, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Focus Checker, Location Information, Overexposure Warning
Normal Playback, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase Clip, Editing, Movie Transcoding
Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
- The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
- Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
Approx. 360 shots with LCD monitor on
Approx. 770 shots with LCD monitor off
Approx. 480 shots in ECO Mode
Approx. 7 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.28 x 2.99 x 1.59 in. / 108.8 x 75.9 x 40.3mm
12.6 oz. / 356g (CIPA standard)
11.1 oz. / 314g (camera only)