Canon PowerShot G15

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he Canon G15 is a step up from most point and shoot cameras. The camera features a 12.1-megapixel 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor with the latest generation Digic 5 Image Processor. This sensor is on the larger size for point and shoot cameras. Also, the Digic 5 has some pretty significant improvements over the last version. The Processor has increased speed and power. It also has improved noise reduction to help the camera reduce grain in high ISO images. The G15 has a newly redesigned 5x zoom lens that has an equivalent focal length of 28-240mm in 35mm standards. The lens has a wide open aperture of f1.8 (wide angle)-f2.8 (telephoto) allowing photographers to shoot with a shallow depth-of-field for soft, defocused backgrounds. For professionals and amateurs alike, being able to capture a subject with sharp focus while separating the background with smooth blur can be a very important feature.

  • Pros

    • Great image quality
    • Professional level mode dial with lots of physical buttons
    • Fast f1.8-f2.8 lens
    • * button
    • Solid build
  • Cons

    • Below average viewfinder
    • Non-articulating screen will bother some
    • Some AF hunting in very low light

Quick Take

As the newest member of Canon's G Series cameras, the Canon G15 does not disappoint. It has a 12.1 MP sensor and a 5x zoom.

Read Our Full Review: Canon PowerShot G15 Review: A Professional's Point and Shoot

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