It took a while but I finally got my new Canon G16 with the Canon WP-DC52 underwater housing. I was lucky that I had the option to order it in the US and got it here without shipping costs or taxes. So what did I exactly get.
Basically it is a major upgrade of my Canon G12 and into addition to that an underwater housing which will protect my camera up to depths of 40 meters. I have always been very satisfied with my Canon G12 up till now. So I never really needed to replace my G12. But it was the better specs (faster, new options, etc) and the WIFI addition that made me decide to go for the upgrade. And I am happy I did.
I already had some good results and am getting used to the small differences in operation. Of course there are also some things that I don’t like:
- The display is fixed
- RAW only available in P, Av, Tv and M mode.
- Flash needs to be pop-ep up when needed
But for me that are minor things. And on the other side, things I do love are:
- More compact design
- Faster operation speed
- Faster AF speed
- Better sensor
- Better optics
- Better results
Next to the camera I also purchased the leather case SC-DC85, which is a very expansive case (€95,-), but due to my experience with a similar case for my G12, I know it is worth the money. The times I have dropped my G12….. And no damage at all. So first things I did was buy this case and hope it will protect my Canon G16 as well as my G12 was protected.
And last but not least I got the WP-DC52 underwater housing. I used to have a