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Canon PowerShot G15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1294 reviews of Canon PowerShot G15. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and durability are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the exposure. Many are less positive about the viewfinder.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Power Shot G15 Camera - Black (28mm Wide Lens,12MP) 3.0 inch LCD FHDCanon Power Shot G15 Camera - Black (28mm Wide Lens,12MP) 3.0 inch LCD FHD

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 431 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and performance also get good views, but comments are divided on the storage.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot G15 12MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)Canon PowerShot G15 12MP Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black) (OLD MODEL)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G15 vs Nikon Coolpix P7700

 

The Canon versus Nikon debate has been around for almost as long as Coke versus Pepsi or dogs versus cats (well, maybe not quite). Both manufacturers make excellent cameras, but that hasn't stopped people from choosing sides. Naturally, we here at...

The Canon PowerShot G15 and Nikon Coolpix P7700 are two cameras with a long lineage (with the Nikon's being a bit harder to follow). The Canon PowerShot G-series and Nikon's competitive offerings have gone through numerous variations over the years,...

May, 2013

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Canon PowerShot G15 Review

 

Although the PowerShot G15 is a good camera, reluctantly we're getting off the small-chip G-series merry-go-round – especially at its list price of $499.

Although the PowerShot G15 is a good camera, reluctantly we’re getting off the small-chip G-series merry-go-round – especially at its list price of $499. We’ve endorsed them for many years but times have changed. Although this is a solid,...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot G15 Review

 

Canon's PowerShot G15 is a high quality compact digicam sporting the best features, blazing performance and outstanding image quality. At just under $500, its not for everyone, but if you are looking for the best quality in a compact digicam, this is a...

Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; DIGIC 5 processor provides outstanding performance ; Excellent overall image quality ; Intelligent IS is ready for any...

Flash must be manually raised to operate in all shooting modes, including Smart Auto ; ISO 12,800 sounds great but is unacceptable ; Optical viewfinder is way off from actual image captured ; Movie audio features a lot of background noise ; No audio input

Canon's PowerShot G15 is a high quality compact digicam sporting the best features, blazing performance and outstanding image quality. At just under $500, its not for everyone, but if you are looking for the best quality in a compact digicam, this is a...

Dec, 2012

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G15

 

Canon's PowerShot G-series is one of the most iconic lines of digital compact cameras, with the original G1 having debuted right back in September 2000. The original models sported fast lenses, articulated LCDs, optical viewfinders, Raw data recording...

549.00 ; Show all listings (11) ...Get more prices from AmazonCommentsBy Gary R. (2 days ago) ; It's an interesting list of "cons" here. I've had cameras with articulating screens, and found I really didn't use them all that often, so really don't...

Exposure compensation dial does not work in video mode (but you can set exposure compensation using the AEL button when the mode dial is set to movie) ; No swivel screen (vs predecessor and some competitors) ; No automated panorama mode (only...

The Canon Powershot G15 is a well-refined product and a joy to use. It is very quick and responsive in operation, built like a tank and offers the most external controls in its class. In combination with the fast 28-140mm F1.8-2.8 lens that makes it a...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

 

As I tested the Canon PowerShot G15, I kept coming back to the thought that this is the lens that should have been on the G1 X . While the G15 is a fine camera -- sadly, now without its articulated LCD -- the fact remains that it still has a small...

In addition to a great, fast lens, the Canon PowerShot G15 has a nice, streamlined shooting design and produces very nice photos.

It's humbled by a somewhat limited feature set and ho-hum performance.

The Canon PowerShot G15 continues the G-series tradition of solid advanced compacts, but doesn't rank as best in class by any particular measure.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G15

 

The enthusiast-focused Canon PowerShot G15 delivers excellent image quality, but lacks some features found in other top-end cameras.

Fast, sharp lens. Optical viewfinder. Good high ISO performance. Responsive. Excellent control layout. Raw shooting support.

Pricey. Fixed rear LCD. Limited zoom range. Bulky. No GPS or Wi-Fi. 1080p video limited to 24fps.

Performance and Conclusions In terms of speed, it can't catch a D-SLR, but the G15 keeps up with others in its class. It starts and shoots in 2.3 seconds, can snap a photo every 0.55 second in continuous drive mode, and notches a relatively short...

Oct, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot G15 Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G15 is a new premium compact camera aimed at the DSLR owner looking for a backup model or the enthusiast who wants DSLR functionality without the added size and weight. The Canon G15 has a 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7-type CMOS sensor,...

The new Canon PowerShot G15 is the most well-balanced G-series camera to date. It may not offer the admittedly more versatile articulating screen of its predecessor, the G12, or the DSLR-like image quality of its big brother, the G1 X, but the...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Canon G15

 

Excellent, fast f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens with 28-140mm equivalent range, Intelligent IS with up to 4-stops of correction, Upgraded to 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, Comfortable and ergonomic build, with a slimmer design than the G12, High...

Excellent, fast f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens with 28-140mm equivalent range, Intelligent IS with up to 4-stops of correction, Upgraded to 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, Comfortable and ergonomic build, with a slimmer design than the G12, High...

The Canon G15 premium compact digital camera steps up its game over its predecessor, the G12, in many ways. The most notable is the 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent) lens that's very fast for a camera of this type, ranging from f/1.8 at wide to...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Canon PowerShot G15: Lab Test Results & Comments

 

The Canon G15 follows the G12. The new model has a massive, robust, and heavy body and has major changes from its predecessor.

High-end compact camera with manual control of exposure settings and nearly all parameters ; High-resolution images and very good color reproduction ; Full HD video

Missing swivel monitor ; Very small optical viewfinder ; Missing lens ring (for manual focus control)

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot G15 Review: A Professional's Point and Shoot

 

Conclusion As the newest member of Canon's G Series cameras, the Canon G15 does not disappoint. It is an all around excellent point and shoot for anyone ranging from amateurs to seasoned professionals. The 12.1-megapixel sensor paired with the Digic 5...

Great image quality, Professional level mode dial with lots of physical buttons, Fast f1.8-f2.8 lens, * button, Solid build

Below average viewfinder, Non-articulating screen will bother some, Some AF hunting in very low light

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):350
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-10L
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Built-in processor:DIGIC 5 + iSAPS
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image
Custom color: Yes
Dioptre correction: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing
Live view: Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback mode:Zoom
Playback Modes:Zoom
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Underwater / Fireworks, Night, Snow, Underwater / Fireworks, Portrait, Snow, Underwater
Self-timer:2, 10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program
Tripod mountable: No
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):922000
Field of view:100
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 177.2
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 275.6
Flash sync-speed:0.0005

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:9
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:10
Focal length range (f-f):0.24 - 1.2
Lens structure:11/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9
Maximum aperture number:1.8 / 2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):5.51
Minimum aperture number:1.8 / 2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Number of aspheric elements:3
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2250, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, Auto / 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 12800, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 5.51
Aperture priority AE: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/4000; 15 - 1/4000
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3\nMac OS X v10.6 – 10.7
Data compression:Fine, Norm
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.2 x 1.58 x 2.99
Face detection: Yes
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 5.51
HDMI ports quantity:1
Image sensor color filter:Primary Colour
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Safety:FE
Shutter priority AE: Yes
USB 2.0 connectors:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch
Cables included:HDMI

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, RAW / JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/1.7
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Megapixel:12.1
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4:3 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480\n16:9 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360\n3:2 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424\n1:1 - (RAW, L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480\n4:5 - (RAW, L) 2400 x 3000, (M1) 1696 x 2112, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 / 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:24
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:H.264, MOV / MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV / MOV
Video Frame Rate:24
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.58
Height:2.99
Weight:12.4
Weight (including battery):12.4
Width:4.2 / 4.21