Canon G15 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Canon PowerShot G15
Resolution: 12.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/1.7 inch
(7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Kit Lens: 5.00x zoom
(28-140mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Native ISO: 80 - 12,800
Extended ISO: 80 - 12,800
Shutter: 15 - 1/4000
Max Aperture: 1.8
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.0 x 1.6 in.
(107 x 76 x 40 mm)
Weight: 12.3 oz (350 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $500
Availability: 10/2012
Manufacturer: Canon
Full specs: Canon G15 specifications
12.10
Megapixels
5.00x zoom 1/1.7 inch
size sensor
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G15 Summary

Canon's PowerShot G-series has been a favorite compact tool for serious photographers for many years, and the Canon G15 raises the stakes with a new, fast f/1.8 lens, an upgraded 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, a swifter autofocus system and overall improved image quality. The only major negative we found was Canon's decision to remove the articulating LCD monitor (present in the G12), but even so that made the camera's design slimmer and more comfortable to use, if not ultimately pocketable.

Pros

Solid built and ergonomic, comfortable feel; Excellent f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens; Improved AF speed; Advanced photographic features, including PASM dial and RAW capture.

Cons

LCD screen no longer articulated; Optical viewfinder not very accurate and exhibits parallax; No WiFi or GPS.

Price and availability

The Canon G15 began shipping in October 2012 for a suggested retail price of US$500. Available in black only.

Imaging Resource rating

4.5 out of 5.0

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