G15 Live View, External Flash and Optical Viewfinder

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G15 Live View, External Flash and Optical Viewfinder
Mar 12, 2013

I had a Canon G2 and gave it away to a relative several years ago. I currently have a Panasonic TZ5. I've never liked the delay in firing the shutter and the lack of an optical viewfinder. I am now considering the G15. I have a few questions.

1. Does it have Live View?

2. Can it fire a Canon flash that is not mounted to the camera? I have a Canon 580 EXII.

3. I've seen some comments that the optical viewfinder is not very accurate. After buying the Panasonic, I decided I would never buy a camera without an optical viewfinder again. You can't beat an optical viewfinder in bright sunlight. Is there really an issue with the optical viewfinder?

Canon PowerShot G15 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
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