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Canon PowerShot G15 specifications

Body type
Body typeCompact
Max resolution4000 x 3000
Other resolutions4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels12 megapixels
Sensor size1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 5
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary Color Filter
ISOAuto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (2)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)28–140 mm
Optical zoom5×
Maximum apertureF1.8 - F2.8
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Macro focus range1 cm (0.39)
Number of focus points9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots922,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT PureColor II G LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (tunnel)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed15 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Scene
  • Creative Filters
  • Movie Digest
  • Movie
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf- Timer)
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
Built-in flashYes
Flash range7.00 m
External flashYes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
Continuous drive2.1 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Videography notesMiniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage includedUnknown
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini)
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlYes (Optional)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)350
Weight (inc. batteries)352 g (0.78 lb / 12.42 oz)
Dimensions107 x 76 x 40 mm (4.21 x 2.99 x 1.57)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
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Total comments: 5

i bought a used 7700 at B and H in nyc , the iq is very nice and noise i find well controlled for a 1 1\7 sensor fact the best on any 1.17 sensor ive tried from canon nikon ricoh oly and panny and others [ i have many and try out every cam i can] imho

it is painfully slow to write as said in the article, and the iso and other controls are not as front and center as they should be...... the raw in camera converter isn't as great as Fuji but its great to have it and its pretty good

the slow power zoom is a drag , an enthusiest compact should have a manual zoom as in fuji x 10 20 30 series .....fuji gets it , nikon should have sprung for decent shot to shot writing ,

nikons disappointing but im trying to enjoy it and adjust to its quirks for the excellent 28 200 equiv lens which is unique in this class


The BSI-CMOS sensor of the P7700 should feature a better signal/noise ratio over the "conventional" CMOS sensor of the G15 that we cannot notice in this comparison obviously. Is the advantage of BSI-CMOS sensor just marketing BS ? However it looks that it shows its superiority with purple fringing : the shorter distance between the micro-lenses and the photosites increases the tolerance to rays that do not hit the sensor perpendicularly. Unless it is the Nikon lens design that helps ?


I can think of 5-8 cameras I would buy over these 2. Never seen anybody young with these, not a good valve.

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For sure, if young people (like you ?) mistake such a camera for a "valve" then I understand we cannot see them use it to take pictures...
So the question : Are young people skilled and trained in photography enough to evaluate a camera ?


No one young use these cameras because most can't afford them.

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