Canon G16 First Shots posted: Check out latest G-series compact camera’s test images


posted Friday, November 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM EDT


We've just posted First Shots -- a full series of sample lab images* -- taken with the Canon G16. The latest update to Canon's popular, enthusiast-oriented PowerShot G-series compact camera line, the Canon G16 follows in the footsteps of last year's G15.

Although it has a similar 12.1-megapixel image sensor and 5x zoom lens pairing to its predecessor, the PowerShot G16 also includes a new DIGIC 6 image processor, which allows for faster autofocusing, burst shooting and movie capture. Other changes include a variety of new shooting modes, and reworked rear-panel controls. And for the first time in a G-series camera, the G16 provides built-in Wi-Fi wireless image sharing capabilities.

In addition to look at these first shots on their own, you can also use our Comparometer to pit images taken by the Canon G16 against the G15, or, for that matter, against any other camera we've ever tested.

Click to pixel peep Canon G16 First Shots or 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.