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. Typically, G-series models over the years have sported fast lenses, articulated LCDs, optical viewfinders, Raw data recording and lots of external control, and were aimed at enthusiasts.
The PowerShot G15 is a successor to the popular G12 and is built around a 12MP, 1/1.7" CMOS sensor. Its lens also gets an upgrade - retaining its 28-140mm range but now with a maximum aperture of F1.8-2.8. It loses the G12's articulated screen but gains a higher-resolution, 920k dot panel.
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12.1 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–140 mm|
|Min shutter speed||15 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||352 g (0.78 lb / 12.42 oz)|
|Dimensions||107 x 76 x 40 mm (4.21 x 2.99 x 1.57″)|
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 very versatile and pocketable photographic tool that offers almost the same degree of control as much larger DSLRs.
Good for: Photographers who want DSLR-like controls and build-quality in a pocketable package
Not so good for: Video shooters or users who cannot live without an articulated screen