• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Fujifilm FinePix S1
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Predecessor: Canon G12
G12 vs G15
 
Successor: Canon G16
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General
Model Number: G15 S1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized EVF
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $499.95
Street Price: $449.00 $349.00
Date Available: 2012-10-15 2014-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.3 oz (350 g)
includes batteries
24.0 oz (680 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 3.0 x 1.6 in.
(107 x 76 x 40 mm)
5.2 x 3.6 x 4.3 in.
(133 x 91 x 110 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 46  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 19.9  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 165  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
11520 x 1624 (18.7 MP, Other),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
5760 x 1624 (9.4 MP, Other),
5760 x 1080 (6.2 MP, Other),
3840 x 1624 (6.2 MP, Other),
3840 x 1080 (4.1 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (.RAF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.2 9.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1920x1080 (60p)
1280x720 (60p)
640x480 (30p)
640x480 (120p)
320x240 (240p)
160x120 (480p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo PCM) .MOV (H.264/MPEG-4) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Fujinon Super EBC; 13 elements in 11 groups (includes 2 aspherical and 4 extra low dispersion elements)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 24 - 1,200mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.1 - 30.5mm 4.3 - 215mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 50.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/8.0 f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/11
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
1 - 100 cm
0.4 - 39.4 in
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: Via optional lens adapter n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 2.0x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track) Contrast Detect AF: Center, Multi, Area, Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom; Picture coverage: approx. 80%; Eyepoint: 15mm; Dioptic Adjustment Range: -3.0 - +1.0m EVF type; 0.2-inch, 920K-dot color LCD, ~100% coverage, diopter adjustment
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 921,600 dots (307,200 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 922,000 dots (307,200 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 80 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 80 to 12800 Auto, Equivalent to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400*, 12800*; * ISO6400 is effective in image size M or S,12800 is effective in image size S.
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot; Face Detect AE TTL 256-zones metering, Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene modes (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap) Advanced Filter (Fish-eye, Dynamic Tone, Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, Soft Focus, Cross Screen, High Key, Low Key, Partial color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple), Natural Light and Flash, Pro Low Light, Dynamic Range/HDR, Custom, Panorama, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (tripod), Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Sunset, Flower, Party, Text)
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2, 10, Auto seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft.-23 ft./50 cm-7 m (W), 1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.5m (T) Auto ISO: 0.45 - 8.0m (Wide), 3.5 - 4.0m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe Hot-Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:   UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG RAW (.RAF), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo PCM) .MOV (H.264/MPEG-4) with stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included 37.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired Wi-Fi live view
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Remote Terminal Mini (Type C) HDMI port
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.07  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.83  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 2.91  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.2 9.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 9
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.2  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 20  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.0  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 5  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.46 seconds 0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.46 seconds 0.22 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.454 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.71 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.073 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.7 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 770 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L Proprietary NP-85
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-85 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM Fujifilm CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Fast f/1.8(W)-f/2.8(T) lens, DIGIC 5 processor, Intelligent Image Stabilization, improved AF performance, 10 fps High-Speed Burst mode, Full HD 1080p24 video, 58 scene Smart Auto, supports conversion lenses. Dust and weather-resistant bridge camera, 5-axial optical image stabilization, 10fps burst mode, 1080p60 Full HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi.