• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 36.00mm - 216.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
  • Canon PowerShot G16
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Predecessor:   Canon G15
G15 vs G16
Successor:    
General
Model Number: A2100 IS G16
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $249.99 $499.99
Street Price:   $649.00
Date Available: 2009-04-05 2013-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.5 oz (185 g) 12.5 oz (355 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(102 x 64 x 32 mm)
4.3 x 3.0 x 1.6 in.
(109 x 76 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 1.90 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   54
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   21.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   11.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   230
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
2400 x 3000 (7.2 MP, Other),
1696 x 2112 (3.6 MP, Other),
960 x 1200 (1.2 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.2), 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1 12.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (120p/30p)
320x240 (240p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 - 216mm 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.4 - 38.4mm 6.1 - 30.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 6.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.2 (W) - f/5.9 (T) f/1.8 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/8.0; plus 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a Via optional lens adapter
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect with Face Detect AF Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   Real-image optical zoom; Picture coverage: approx. 80%; Eyepoint: 15mm; Dioptic Adjustment Range: -3.0 - +1.0m
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 922,000 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   80
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (*3200 in special scene mode) Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 250 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (at center or linked to single AF point), and Face Detect Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot; Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200, Long Shutter), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot SCN: Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks; Creative Filters: High Dynamic Range (Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid), Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1-11.5 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm-2.0m (T) Auto ISO: 1.6 ft.-23 ft./50 cm-7 m (W), 1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.5m (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot-Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 (Video: H.264, Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional RS-60E3 remote cable switch
Connections (extended):   Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type C) HDMI, wired remote terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   1.05
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   1.27
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   1.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.1 12.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 5
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   1.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   39
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   1.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   37
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.31 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.27 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.265 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.68 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.066 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   2.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots (NiMH AA) 360 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   770 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary NB-10L
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Motion Detection. Available in black. Revised sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, upgraded 60p Full HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi.