THE EXPANDED GUIDE : CANON POWERSHOT G16
The Canon PowerShot G16 compact digital camera is the successor to the successful G15 and the first in the G-series to come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi. This facility makes it ideal for sharing images and video on social networking websites, or via email through the Canon Image Gateway.
Images can also be uploaded using the maker's compatible iOS® or Android™ device with the download of a free Canon CameraWindow app. The G16's 28–140mm wide-angle lens has an aperture range of f/1.8–f/2.8, making it ideal for shooting in low-light conditions or for capturing a dramatic shallow depth-of-field with soft backgrounds.
The camera features Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor. Autofocus (AF) times and reduced shooting lag are improved over previous G-series models and continuous shooting speeds of up to 9.3 frames-per-second are possible.
The G16 captures 1080p/60p Full HD video and has a built-in stereo microphone and an HDMI output for viewing videos on an HDTV. New shooting modes include Star mode for capturing the night sky: Star Nightscape will capture stars in a landscape image, while Star Trails will capture trails of stars in a still image; Star Time Lapse Movie will shoot continuous still images of stars and combine them into a video that replicates the motion of the stars in the sky. With the handheld HDR Scene mode multiple shots of a particular scene are combined to create a high dynamic range image without the need for a tripod. This mode includes Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid options. The dials and controls on this digital compact camera are styled similarlyt to those on Canon's range of EOS digital SLR cameras. The G16 is also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and select accessories.
David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer from Hexham in Northumberland. His work has taken him all over the world, from the sun-kissed beaches and azure seas of Zanzibar to the icy wastes of the Arctic Circle, but his first love remains the wild countryside and rugged coastline of his home county, which he has photographed extensively.