Canon PowerShot G16 Camera User Guide

With performance and creative expression approaching that of an SLR camera, the new PowerShot G16 camera makes unlimited imaging not just portable, but now wireless, too! Built-in Wi-Fi offers easy set-up and powerful capabilities: upload stills and video to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr; send to email; share to tablets and smartphones; print wirelessly; and transfer to PCs. You’ll be eager to share the spectacular images you create with the 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor. Together they create the Canon HS SYSTEM for significantly improved resolution in an expanded ISO range of 80-12800. Stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video is possible thanks to the DIGIC 6 Image Processor: vividly realistic and incredibly smooth. A 5x Optical Zoom offers excellent shooting versatility, and the bright f/1.8 lens performs brilliantly in low light. Continuous shooting with full resolution has been boosted up to EOS-caliber speeds, and High Speed AF puts images in focus almost the moment the camera is aimed, so you can freeze that perfect shot. Intelligent IS counteracts camera shake for clear shots in any situation. Shoot HDR photos without a tripod, and add dynamic new finishing effects. You can also capture breathtaking images of the nighttime sky with new star shooting modes. Enjoy pro-like advantages such as Multi aspect RAW, which lets you take control over the editing process, and compatibility with Canon Speedlite flashes and a variety of EOS System accessories.

Basic Guide

Initial Preparations
Trying the Camera Out

Camera Basics

Shutter Button
Optical Viewfinder
Shooting Modes
Shooting Display Options
Using the FUNC. Menu
Using Menus
On-Screen Keyboard
Indicator Display

Auto Mode / Hybrid Auto Mode

Shooting with Camera-Determined Settings
Common, Convenient Features
Using Face ID
Image Customization Features
Helpful Shooting Features
Customizing Camera Operation

Other Shooting Modes

Specific Scenes
Image Effects (Creative Filters)
Special Modes for Other Purposes
Shooting Various Movies

P Mode

Shooting in Program AE ([P] Mode)
Image Brightness (Exposure)
Color and Continuous Shooting
Shooting Range and Focusing
Shooting RAW Images
Other Settings

Tv, Av, M, C1, and C2 Mode

Specific Shutter Speeds ([Tv] Mode)
Specific Aperture Values ([Av] Mode)
Specific Shutter Speeds and Aperture Values ([M] Mode)
Customization for Shooting
Customizing the FUNC. Menu (FUNC. Menu Layout)

Playback Mode

Browsing and Filtering Images…105
Editing Face ID Information
Image Viewing Options
Protecting Images
Erasing Images
Rotating Images
Tagging Images as Favorites
Convenient Control Using the Button
Editing Still Images
Editing Movies

Wi-Fi Functions

What You Can Do with Wi-Fi
Preparing to Share Images via Wi-Fi
Registering Web Services
Installing CameraWindow on a Smartphone
Preparing to Register a Computer
Accessing the Wi-Fi Menu
Connecting via an Access Point
Connecting without an Access Point
Connecting to Another Camera
Sending Images
Saving Images to a Computer
Sending Images Automatically (Image Sync)
Geotagging Images on the Camera
Editing or Erasing Wi-Fi Settings

Setting Menu

Adjusting Basic Camera Functions


System Map
Optional Accessories
Using Optional Accessories
Using the Software
Printing Images


On-Screen Messages
On-Screen Information
Functions and Menu Tables
Handling Precautions
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Precautions

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