This latest generation of the Powershot G-Series cameras brings us new levels of speed, performance and creativity. The G15 makes a perfect travel companion for today’s serious photo enthusiast and pros alike. Its compact body with high-sensitivity 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor provides phenomenal image quality. Its newly developed, bright, f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T), 5x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle lens provides impressive low-light performance and dramatic soft backgrounds with shallow depth-of-field.
The G15 is equipped with Canon’s latest AF technology for super-responsive focus speeds. It also offers continuous capture at a maximum speed of approximately 10 fps. It also features a 12-bit converter that allows you to record in RAW and JPEG just like Canon’s EOS line of DSLR cameras, and has the ability to add optional Speedlite flashes and a tele-converter lens.
Its dedicated movie button, conveniently located in the thumb pad, lets you start recording video in 1080p Full HD with a simple touch. You’re free to use the full range of the zoom in movie mode, and sound is recorded in stereo, while an HDMI output allows you to view and share your video on an HDTV immediately.
From the Manufacturer:
Reaching new heights in speed, agility and creative possibilities, the PowerShot G15 gives photographers plenty of reasons to be delighted over. The excitement starts with the newly developed 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle, bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T) lens that performs beautifully across the entire zoom range, even in low light, and can create dramatic soft backgrounds with shallow depth-of-field. Additional great features for the PowerShot G15 include Canon's HS SYSTEM, which combines a High-Sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor for ultra-fast performance and phenomenal image quality, a new dual axis electronic level, plus upgraded video capture in 1080p Full HD with stereo sound. The PowerShot G15 is designed to inspire and support your advanced creativity with 12-bit multi aspect RAW+JPEG just like in Canon's EOS line of DSLR cameras, new High Speed AF which dramatically reduces lag time when shooting, and the ability to add optional Speedlite flashes and a Tele-Converter Lens. When you're ready to take the next step in your photographic journey, PowerShot G15 is ready to get you there.
Newly developed 5x Optical Zoom (28mm–140mm) and a bright f/1.8 (W) – f/2.8 (T) lens: Newly engineered specifically for the PowerShot G15, the camera's 28mm Wide-Angle 5x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 6.1–30.5mm (35mm film equivalent: 28–140mm) achieves f/1.8–f/2.8, making it one of the camera's most exciting features. The Wide-Angle lens gives your images a distinctive sweep and grandeur, capturing landscapes, cityscapes, tall buildings and wide groups of people with ease. The large f/1.8–2.8 aperture allows you to achieve shallow depth-of-field for creating portraits with beautiful, soft background blur, and incomparable Canon optical technology delivers a high performance lens enabling incredible images, even in low light.
12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor: The PowerShot G15 employs a Canon 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, which delivers state-of-the-art imaging performance and is optimized for use in compact cameras. Utilizing a sophisticated light-capturing design, it provides high sensitivity for improved high ISO capture with reduced noise. It is also a high-speed design, capable of rapidly capturing and moving image data to the processor, enabling faster continuous shooting and faster autofocus.
Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor works with the PowerShot G15's image sensor to bring phenomenal increases in processing speed and power, delivering incredible detail in more situations, without the need for artificial light sources. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds up to ISO 12800. The faster processing speed results in faster continuous shooting capability while maintaining full image quality. With the power of the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the PowerShot G15 can achieve higher ISO sensitivity and even perform advanced functions like lens correction, special scene modes and much more.
1080p Full HD video in stereo sound: Simply touch the dedicated movie button, now conveniently embedded in the PowerShot G15's thumb pad, to start recording video in 1080p Full HD. Video captured in 1080p Full HD is breathtakingly vivid and realistic, and Canon's Fine Detail Movie Processing achieves beautiful videos with high resolution processing that records approximately 4x the amount of information during video shooting for even greater image clarity and sharp portrayal of even the most delicate of details. You're free to use the full range of the zoom in movie mode, and sound is recorded in stereo. An HDMI output allows you to view and share your video on an HDTV immediately, simply by connecting the camera to the TV with an optional HDMI cable
High Speed AF and High-speed Burst HQ allos for a max of 10 fps: The PowerShot G15 is equipped with Canon's latest advancement in AF technology: High Speed AF. The result of several improved technologies, High Speed AF delivers significantly faster focus speed for a super-responsive shooting experience that lets you capture every great shot as it happens. Thanks to High Speed AF, the PowerShot G15's shooting time lag is dramatically reduced to only 0.22 seconds. The technology also powers the camera's new High-Speed Burst HQ, with continuous capture at a maximum speed of approximately 10 fps. Moreover, images captured in High-Speed Burst HQ maintain the camera's superb image quality.
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition. It's easy to capture clear, steady images with the PowerShot G15, even in low light without using a tripod. That's because the camera is equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation – allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes.
Full range of shooting and recording modes, including 12-bit multi aspect RAW+JPEG as found in Canon EOS DSLR cameras, for the ultimate creative control: As with many EOS DSLR cameras, the PowerShot G15 uses a 12-bit converter to process the output of the CMOS sensor, resulting in true color, smooth tonal transitions and natural gradations. The PowerShot G15 lets you shoot in RAW mode, which records all the information captured by the sensor, giving you outstanding flexibility and complete creative control when editing your images with Canon's powerful bundled software, and the camera allows you to record in RAW and JPEG formats simultaneously. Now in RAW mode, you can even select among several aspect ratios, including 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, and 4:5.
Bright 3.0-inch LCD with 922,000 dots enables easy viewing, plus an Optical Viewfinder for added versatility: The camera's big, bright 3.0-inch LCD screen makes framing, shooting and camera adjustments easy with a wide viewing angle, high contrast, and excellent color reproduction. Resolution is excellent at 922,000 dots; you'll see every detail of what you're shooting. For added shooting versatility, the camera is also equipped with a newly developed, real-image type Optical Viewfinder for an easy, familiar alternative to composing shots with an LCD screen. You can ensure a perfectly clear view by making dioptric adjustments within a range of approximately ±2 m-1 (diopter).
Type: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS
Total Pixels: Approx. 13.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length: 6.1 (W) - 30.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm)
Digital Zoom: 4.0x
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (T)
Normal with Tele-converter: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 2.5 ft. (75cm) - infinity (T)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (T)
Auto with Tele-converter: 2.5 ft. (75cm) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder: Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels: Approx. 922,000 dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture: f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1-1/4000 sec.; 15-1/4000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)
Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1250/ 1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method: Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation: Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Built-in Flash: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range: 1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 15 ft. (T) (50cm - 7.0m (W), (50cm - 4.5m (T))
Recycling Time: 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes: C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Movie Digest, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie
Photo Effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Colo
Self Timer: Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
Wireless Control: Not available
Normal: Approx. 2.1 shots/sec. (in P mode); Approx. 10 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst HQ)
AF: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode); Approx. 5.2 shots/sec.(in High-Speed Burst HQ)
LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Storage Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format: Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format: Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels:
1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248
2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664
3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000
4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992
5) 4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000
Full HD 1920 x 1080: 24 fps (23.976)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
iFrame Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Movie Digest HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Face ID info, Focus Check, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Location Information, Overexposure Warning
Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase chapters, Editing
Video Out: NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video); Mini-HDMI connector
Audio Out: Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Other: SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Power Source: Battery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
Shooting Capacity: Approx. 350 shots using LCD monitor; Approx. 770 shots when LCD monitor is off
Playback Time: Approx. 7 hours
Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.20 x 2.99 x 1.58 in. / 106.6 x 75.9 x 40.1mm
Weight: 12.4 oz. / 352g (CIPA standard); 10.9 oz. / 310g (camera only)