• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 22.00mm - 580.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Samsung WB100
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Predecessor: Canon G12
G12 vs G15
 
Successor: Canon G16
G15 vs G16
 
General
Model Number: G15 WB100
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.99 $229.99
Street Price: $656.49 $199.82
Date Available: 2012-10-15 2012-06-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.3 oz (350 g)
includes batteries
13.6 oz (385 g)
Size: 4.2 x 3.0 x 1.6 in.
(107 x 76 x 40 mm)
4.5 x 3.1 x 3.4 in.
(114 x 79 x 86 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 16.2
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 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),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2832 x 2832 (8.0 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1984 x 1448 (2.9 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.2 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo PCM) MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC / H.264, Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Samsung Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140mm 22 - 580mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.1 - 30.5mm 4 - 104mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 26.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/8.0 f3.1 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
80 cm to Infinity
31.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
1 - 10 cm
0.4 - 3.9 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 4x
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 Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom; Picture coverage: approx. 80%; Eyepoint: 15mm; Dioptic Adjustment Range: -3.0 - +1.0m  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 922,000 dots (307,200 px)  
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 80 80
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 80 to 12800 Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200(3M)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 8 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 Multi, Spot, Center-weighted, Face Detection AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
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) Scene(Beauty Shot, Frame Guide, Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Firework, Beach & Snow); Magic (3D Photo, Live Panorama, Magic Frame, Split Shot, Picture in Picture (Still), Photo Filter, Movie Filter, Photo Editor); Live Panorama
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2, 10, Double 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, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
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: Wide: 80cm - 6m, Tele : 2 - 4m
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG  
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo PCM) MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC / H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included  
Included Memory Type:    
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 No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired  
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Remote Terminal HDMI 1.4
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  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10  
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  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.46 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 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 770 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Lithium)
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 4 x AA Alkaline disposables
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM iLauncher
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. Optical Image Stabilization (plus DIS), Smart Auto, 720p HD Movies, 3D Mode, Live Panorama, Smart Filters.