Gallery photos posted: Canon G16 proves good images don’t have to start with a big sensor


posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:35 PM EDT


A short while ago, we published our full series of sample lab images -- which we call First Shots --  taken with the Canon G16 premium compact camera. We've since made some progress with our review, and have uploaded a set of real-world sample images that our reviewer, Tim Barribeau, captured with this PowerShot on a recent trip to New Zealand. We're pretty impressed with the results, especially considering that the photos came courtesy of the G16's 1/1.7-inch, 12.1-megapixel image sensor. (We've been wowing over the image quality of a lot of high-end full-frame and Micro Four Thirds cameras lately, and it's a welcome change to see such nice pictures from a more compact, affordable model!)

In addition to browsing through our gallery of new real-world photos, don't forget you can also use our Comparometer to pit images taken by the Canon G16 against its predecessor -- the PowerShot G15 -- or, for that matter, against any other camera we've ever tested.


Check out our Canon G16 gallery images, as well as our Canon G16 First Shots* (if you haven't already), and then read our Canon G16 preview for more info about this premium compact's new features and specs. Stay tuned for our detailed G16 review in the coming weeks.


* Use our Still Life target images to look for detail (tone-on-tone, fine, highlights, shadows), as well as noise suppression, white balance, color accuracy and color shape retention. Use the Multi Target images to look for lens sharpness, chromatic aberration, color handling, contrast vs. detail vs. noise, and moiré. Both targets are shot at the full range of ISOs to show how many of these factors change as ISO rises. You may also want to look at our Indoor and Outdoor Portrait targets to further investigate color handling, white balance, detail, contrast and more.