LCD and Viewfinder
Canon G16 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 922k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
G16 has a built-in Optical (tunnel) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 80%. 80% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Canon G16 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
G16 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon G16 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon G16 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon G16, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon G16 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
G16 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. G16 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon G16 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon G16 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11 b/g/n)) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G16. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect G16 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon G16 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 360 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Canon G16 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Canon G16 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon G16 Features Compared to Main Competitors