New Canon G16 compact with RAW continues the G-series with built-in Wi-Fi
The storied Canon G-series continues for another year with a new model, the G16! Just like the S120 and SX510 HS, the G6 also shows megapixel restraint with a 12mp 1/1.7" CMOS sensor. Wi-fi is becoming more ubiquitous nowadays, although quite a few can argue "way too late". If a refrigerator has Wi-Fi before most digital cameras... But I'm digressing...
DiGiC 6 is here and 1080p video and up to 9.3 fps burst mode courtesy of the CMOS sensor. The lens is a 5x optical with a 28-140mm equivalent, as bright as f1.8 at wide and f2.8 at telephoto. It comes with multi-aspect RAW (as the name suggests, RAW in various aspect ratios), six image stabilization modes, hot-shoe of course, PASM, Manual Focus Peaking, dual axis electronic level, etc. Other features include a 3-inch (922 kilodot) LCD, NB-10L battery, with battery life estimate ranging from 360 to 770 depending on LCD screen usage.
As before, the G-series have a mini system of their own. Optional items include a 1.4x tele-converter (TC-DC58E) and macro ring lite (MR-14EX) and Twin (MR-24EX) and a waterproof case (WP-DC52).
The new Canon G16 is available for pre-order at Adorama for $550.