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Canon G15 review

What does this upgrade of the popular G12 offer?

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon G15, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 80 the Canon G15 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Canon PowerShot G15 review

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 80, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 100, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 3200, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 6400, score: 12 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 12800, score: 10 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 80, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 100, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 3200, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 6400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot G15 review

ISO 12800, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Face Detection, External Flash Shoe, Smile Detection, Wink Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Weight (Approximate)352 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, REACH, ErP
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNB-10L
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Height75.9 mm
Width106.6 mm
Depth40.1 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length6.10 mm to 30.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation, Rear Curtain Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelG15
Product NamePowerShot G15 Digital Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6350B010AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Equipped for serious photography, the compact PowerShot G15 boasts a bright f/1.8-2.8, 5x zoom lens, fast AF and a high-sensitivity Canon CMOS sensor for capturing superior photos and Full HD movies.

Battery Life350 Shot
Package Contents
  • PowerShot G15 Digital Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-10L (with Terminal Cover)
  • Battery Charger CB-2LC / CB-2LCE
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Getting Started
  • Warranty Card
Display Resolution922000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone