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Canon G15 review

What does this upgrade of the popular G12 offer?

Canon PowerShot G15 review

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The Canon G15 is good at accurately judging the correct exposure, even in scenes with strong contrast between the highlights and shadows.

Canon PowerShot G15 review

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Its small and sleek size makes the Canon G15 a good option for an everyday backup camera for those times when you don't want to carry a DSLR, but still want to retain full creative control.

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Colours straight from the Canon G15 are bold and punchy without being overly vibrant.

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Thanks to the f/1.8 maximum aperture of the lens, attractive shallow depth of field effects can be achieved, with the focus drop off being nice and smooth.

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Shooting at high sensitivities such as ISO 800 produces images that still retain lots of detail without introducing too much image noise. Automatic white balance has also done an excellent job here of accurately reproducing the colours.

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Macro focusing enables you to get really close to the subject to produce images with plenty of clarity.

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The Canon G15's 5x optical zoom range gives a good level of flexibility.

Filters

Like many compact cameras currently on the market, the Canon G15 contains lots of digital filters. These can be accessed by turning the mode dial to special effects mode. You can only use filters when shooting JPEG images.

Canon PowerShot G15 review
HDR filter

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Nostalgic filter mid-range

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Five different levels of the Nostalgic filter can be used, ranging all the way up to full monochrome. This image is from the middle of the range.

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Nostalgic filter maximum

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This is the most 'extreme' Nostalgic filter.

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Fish-Eye filter

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This Fish-Eye filter recreates the effect of using a fisheye lens, and again there are different levels you can choose from. This is from the middle of the range.

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Miniature effect

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Toy Camera filter

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Soft Focus filter

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Monochrome filter

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Three different options are available for Monochrome - standard black and white, sepia and blue.

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Super Vivid filter

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Poster Effect filter

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Color Accent filter

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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
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