Canon PowerShot G15 Review

Overall Score

57

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/1.7 CMOS Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F1.8-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (tunnel) Viewfinder
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 107 x 76 x 40 mm, 352g.
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  • Replaced: PowerShot G12
  • Replaced by: PowerShot G16

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Canon PowerShot G15 Overview


First introduced in September, 2012, Canon PowerShot G15 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/1.7 (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon G12 with PowerShot G15. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon G15 with Canon G12

Canon replaced PowerShot G15 with Canon G16. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon G15 with Canon G16


Canon G15 comes with a 7.53 x 5.64 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 9.41 mm (0.37").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot G15

Sensor resolution of Canon G15 ~ 4009 x 2992 pixels.

Canon G15 has Crop Factor: 4.6

The sensor has a surface area of 42.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,994,928 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon G15


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot G15 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
922k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
350 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
2.8 Lens at Tele
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.8
Slow Continuous Shooting: 922 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F2.8
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot G15 has an Overall Score of 57/100 and ranked #87 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #366 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon G15 Scores
Imaging score
42
Features score
61
Value for money score
73
Portability score
91
Overall score
57
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Canon G15


Canon PowerShot G15 weighs 352g and has external dimensions of 107 x 76 x 40mm (4.21 x 2.99 x 1.57"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Canon G15 is 177 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G15
352g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G15
40mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot G15 with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot G15

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot G15 Dimensions PowerShot G15
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 352 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 107 x 76 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot G12 Canon G12 401 g 352 g 112 x 76 x 48 mm 107 x 76 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot G11 Canon G11 375 g 352 g 112 x 76 x 48 mm 107 x 76 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon G7 X 304 g 352 g 103 x 60 x 40 mm 107 x 76 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon G5 X 353 g 352 g 112 x 76 x 44 mm 107 x 76 x 40 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 352 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 107 x 76 x 40 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot G15


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot G15
Announced September, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.7
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 7.53 x 5.64 mm
Sensor Area 42.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-10L
Physical
Weight 352 g
Physical Dimensions 107 x 76 x 40 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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