This Canon PowerShot features an exceptional 5X zoom, 1080p HD video, and a 12.1 megapixel, highly sensitive CMOS sensor. It’s a solid compact with features that creep it close to SLR quality.

We love the built-in wifi that provides easy image transfer to any of your digital devices and even social accounts — in many ways, the G16 is a smart device as much as it is a camera.

Underwater, it performs exceptionally well for the mid-range price point, look for the RecSea WHC-G16 housing and consider purchasing a strobe.

A solid choice for underwater photographers looking for a camera that performs without breaking the bank. Just be aware that the housing will set you back more than the camera itself.

Our Overall Review

4.3

Reasons to buy:

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    Excellent image quality for a point and shoot
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    Smart camera
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    Hardy exterior

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markFor the price point, there’s not a lot to dislike here, but you may find you prefer to choose a Canon with the DIGIC 7 processor.

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Canon PowerShot G16

Specs & Features

  • Dimensions: 4.29 x 1.57 x 2.99 inches
  • Weight: 12.5 ounces
  • Digic 6 processor
  • 1080p video
  • Multi-aspect RAW
  • Continuous shooting
  • 5X Optical zoom
  • 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
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Our Overall Review

4.3

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Excellent image quality for a point and shoot
  • check-mark
    Smart camera
  • check-mark
    Hardy exterior

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markFor the price point, there’s not a lot to dislike here, but you may find you prefer to choose a Canon with the DIGIC 7 processor.

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