Canon PowerShot G15

Announced Sep 17, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
dpreview conclusion

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.

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Gold Award
76%
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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

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Other reviews
Canon PowerShot G15 Review
By: Imaging Resource (Mar 25, 2013)

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Canon Powershot G15 review
By: Matt Golowczynski, What Digital Camera (Nov 7, 2012)

Canon has made some welcome changes here over the previous G12. With a fast AF system and speedy Raw write times the camera lends itself well to street photography, and while image quality is good it's not quite as good as expected. Ultimately, while capable in itself, competition from the cheaper Nikon P7700 and Panasonic LX7 means that, right now, it's simply not the best option in its class.

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DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot G15
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Nov 5, 2012)

Though I'm still a little bitter about the removal of the rotating LCD, I have to say that Canon's PowerShot G15 is a great enthusiast camera. It takes very good photos, has plenty of features for both beginners and enthusiasts, offers good (but not class-leading) responsiveness, and has a huge selection of accessories. As always, there's room for improvement (less highlight clipping and manual...

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Canon PowerShot G15 review

The PowerShot G15 is a worthy successor to the G12, the question is, does it still have something to offer in a market teeming with options for enthusiast photographers looking for a compact DSLR back up? Canon has made some good calls with the G15, switching the CCD sensor for a higher resolution CMOS one and upgrading to the Digic 5 processor, opting for greater compactness by dropping the...

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