Picking the right digital camera to shoot amazing photos and videos at night is not very easy. Even if most cameras profess to have a sensitive sensor, in reality photos become hazy or colors smudge out when clicked in dim light. However, Canon PowerShot G16 is one of the possible gadgets that can efficient churn out useful shots – even when the objects are moving quickly at a starry night. Let’s check whether the camera has the right specifications to suit your needs.
The black colored, partly leathery finish, elegant looking digital camera from Canon is ergonomically designed to allow users to shoot videos while moving or deftly click photos of fast moving objects with ease. The gizmo weighs just 350 grams nearly and has a dimension of (4.28 x 2.99 x 1.59) inches. The camera is loaded with Digital Camera Software 2.3 to allow it to sync with computing gadgets. So, with this utility, the camera will be able to connect with computers or laptops with Windows8, Windows7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. The utility also has ImageBrowser EX to manage videos and files. There is CameraWindow app that allows the gadget to connect with the mobile phone wirelessly as well. The 3-inch PureColor II G LCD screen has a display resolution of nearly 922,000 dots. The aspect ratio is 4:3. The screen offers cent percent wide area viewing. The rear LCD screen also has an optical viewfinder. The TFT screen is not a flipped out like the earlier ones. It is fixed in this model.
The image processor, sensor, and lens together provide video resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60 fps. The video file format is H.264. There is a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 6 fps for miniature effect. The full HD video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is similar to the NTSC or PAL standard. Hybrid Auto video is offered at 1280 x 720 pixels. The super slow motion movie is also shown at 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels. The still images (Large) have a resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. There is an inbuilt camera flash available with the camera. It has various modes, such as red-eye reduction. The effective range is 1.6 feet to 23 feet for wide lens and 1.6 feet to 15 feet for tele lens.
It is possible to share images and videos wirelessly through the Wi-Fi connectivity. However, there is no provision for 4g LTE or Bluetooth connection. There is no fingerprint scanner or gyroscope sensor either. The gizmo is however, water proof and can be taken for underwater shoots. Various shooting modes, such as Portraits, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Handheld NightScene, Underwater, Snow, or Fireworks can be accomplished with the gizmo.
The digital camera is not exactly a low-priced one. Buyers need to spend nearly $500 to get the camera from Canon dealers or online kiosks.
The robust DIGIC 6 image processor is responsible for ensuring seamless shoots in starry nightscapes superbly. It churns out low-light images with least noise. Noted for meeting ISO 6400, the processor boosts autofocus (AF) performance and lessens the lag period between chips. So, the processor is just right for digital cameras which are used to record videos in movie mode. No wonder, it offers a continuous shooting at nearly 12.2 shots per second in P mode and 9.3 shots per second in normal mode. There is no built-in storage. However, there is a provision for storing videos or images through external storage option. The gizmo has a memory card slot where it can accommodate SD card. There is also an option for supported memory card. The camera supports SDXC UHS-I memory card. There is 1/1.7-inch BSI-CMOS sensor that offers a sensor resolution of 12.1MP. Aided with a 5x optical zoom and another 3x digital zoom, the users will be able to get a close-up shot for objects at a faraway place.
A lithium-ion rechargeable battery, Canon NB-10L is included with the box that is shipped to customers. It offers impressive 360 still images in a single charge when the LCD monitor is switched on. When the monitor is off, the power consumption is less, so the number of still photos increases to 770 shots. In eco mode, the battery supports 480 shots. A video can be recorded continuously for near about 30 minutes with the help of a charged battery. Playback videos can last for 7 hours in a single charge.
|Sensor Size||CMOS 1/1.7”||Optical Zoom||5.0 x|
|Focal length(mm)||6.1 - 30.5 mm||Maximum ISO||12800|
|Shoots per battery||360||Build in Flash||Yes|
|Build in WIFI||No||Video Recording||Yes|
|Weight||356g||Dimensions||108.8 x 75.9 x 40.3mm|
|Environmentally sealed||No||GPS Tagging Capability||No|
|Live view mode||No||Maximun Shutter Speed||Empty|
|Memory Card Slot||0||Model number||Empty|
|Viewfinder Coverage||0||Date First Available||2015-06-29|
|Auto Focus Points||Empty||Articulated LCD Screen||No|
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