Canon PowerShot G16 compact zoom camera announced – and it’s more of the same, really

Canon PowerShot G16 announced and it's more of the same, really

Canon has released the 16th version of its long-serving PowerShot G series compact camera range, appropriately entitled the G16, and there’s not an awful lot to get excited about.

Canon PowerShot G16 announced and it's more of the same, really

Inside can be found the same 12.1-megapixel 1/1.7-inch image sensor as its predecessor, while the new Digic 6 processor promises improved image quality.

The 5x  28-140mm optical zoom lens offers a very workable aperture range of f/1.8 at the wide-angle end and f/2.8 at the far-end of the zoom which is pretty speedy stuff indeed.

The camera now comes with wi-fi – something that you may or may not find particularly compelling – with Canon claiming that the autofocus speed has improved by 41 per cent.

Canon PowerShot G16 announced and it's more of the same, really

Other specs include a top shooting rate of nine frames per second (9.3fps), 1080p movie capture at 50 or 60 frames per second, and a new “Star Mode” for low light shooting.

The whole package comes in at at £529, so if you’re after a rather bulky, high performance compact with a relatively modest sensor and fixed zoom lens, this could be the snapper for you.