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Canon Powershot G16 (The Expanded Guide)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
#1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAMEon 20 September 2014
Note: The publisher provided me with a sample for review evaluation, the opinion of the book is my own personal view

This is the third guide book for cameras I have to review and like the other ones this uses the same format which I think is very easy to read and genuinely useful especially for newer users. Starting off the guide walks you through the body/controls of the G16 with the various settings available and providing a much better explanation of why you might find some settings use and when you might want to use them. All the menu settings are explained as are the various modes and functions on the camera.

Later on the book features an "in the field" section which is specific to the G16 this includes tips on exposure and a basic guide to normal photographic techniques including controlling light, shutter speeds and showing you how a histogram can benefit your photography other areas like raw are touched on briefly. This isn't a super in depth part of the book but it is worthwhile esp for less experienced users, more advanced photographers probably won't benefit much from this, but it never hurts to have a re-fresher. He also gives you an oversight of various accessories such as Canon flashes, some information on filters and tips on macro use among others.

At the back the glossary covers some photographic terms (I'd like to see a bit more in this section, but a minor niggle) Inside the front and back covers you have an 18% grey card and a Raw white balance card at the back there is a pull out foldable card showing the controls of the G16. Photos and diagrams are very clean and well presented and the text doesn't try to throw too many technical terms at readers. As an "expanded guide" the book works very well, but like many of these user guides are aimed more at newer users than experienced one, so if you are looking for a really in depth advanced guide this might not suit. However for the person I see it pitched towards it's really very well written and does a good job of explaining things.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2014
Very useful handbook. Pitty Canon didn't produce their own supplied with the camera
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 10 June 2014
This is a beautifully produced, well-bound, small format paperback of the highest quality. It is clearly and logically set out, with easy- to-read descriptions and guidance on how to use the camera. Add to this the many helpful photos and illustrations, and it's a pleasure to read.
Like most guide books though, it's not designed to be read in one go, cover to cover. (Information overload!) I initially read Chapter 1 - an Overview - carefully; then skimmed though Chapter 2 to learn about the camera's many functions. After that, I've dipped in to it, as appropriate, and can recommend this guide without reservation.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2014
Recommended for users of the canon G16 ,easy to follow instructions and handy tips for successive digital photography,worth every penny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 June 2015
I'm finding that there is a lot to learn with this camera and this expanded guide is easier to use than one on my computer.
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on 10 July 2015
A must have for a Canon G16 owner. A superb book, clear concise and beautifully printed. A real quality publication, worth every penny.
The detailed information is easy to read and understand and well laid out.
I would give it six stars if I had the option.
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on 1 August 2015
This book covers everything you need to know about the Canon G16. The way this book is set out makes it so easy to read and understand, with lots of illustrations and images guiding you through the book. This book is a must for anyone purchasing the G16.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2014
More of an instruction manual but very useful.
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on 27 September 2014
still reading it. i have only been taking pictures and been interested in photography for forty years but i found it hard going and if you are just starting out this may be a book too far.
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on 28 October 2014
A very helpful book, the one that came with the camera was very poor quality. Lots of coloured pictures showing what the camera can achieve.............
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