The Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot with expansive creative possibilities. Going beyond the genre's name, the G15 provides you with any number of options for capturing your vision - from 1080p HD video recording to 10 fps continuous burst shooting to numerous shooting modes. In addition, the G15's compact form-factor makes it well-suited for being your go-to image maker.
The PowerShot G15 also features a 5x optical zoom 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.8-2.8 lens. The lens gives you a good overall range for shooting in most any situation, from group shoots to macro close-ups. The aperture range lends itself to capturing successful images in low-light conditions as well as the ability to render shallow depth-of-field.
The camera's 12.1MP CMOS sensor works together with the DIGIC 5 image processor, comprising Canon's HS SYSTEM. The aforementioned low-light performance is a hallmark of this duo; enabling the ISO to be set up to 12800, if need be. The processor also enables fast transfer of data while powering the copious features and functions of the camera.
Two examples of these functions are High-Speed AF and High-Speed Burst HQ. These two provide the G15 with a continuous capture rate of 10 fps while maintaining image quality. Of course, Intelligent IS image stabilization, a vast range of shooting and recording modes - including 12-bit multi aspect RAW + JPEG capture and many other features ensure that the G15 is more than the name 'point-and-shoot' would suggest.
Other ways the G15 gives you an edge for your photographic endeavors include the optical viewfinder, a 3.0" LCD, a hot shoe and a tripod mount. An HDMI connection also provides you with a one-cable connection to your HDTV for instant sharing of recorded videos.
The Canon G15 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon G15 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon G15 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon G15: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Nice body color, Short lag time and Zoom range/performance.
|Audio Out:||Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)|
|Autofocus System:||TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus|
|Built-in Flash:||Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||4.20 x 2.99 x 1.58 in. / 106.6 x 75.9 x 40.1mm|
|Effective Pixels:||Approx. 12.1 Megapixels|
|Erase Modes:||Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images|
|Exposure Compensation:||Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)|
|Exposure Control Method:||Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock|
|File Format:||Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant|
|Flash Exposure Compensation:||+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Flash Range:||1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 15 ft. (T) (50cm - 7.0m (W), (50cm - 4.5m (T))|
|Focal Length:||6.1 (W) - 30.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm)|
|Image Capture Device Type:||12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS|
|Image Recording Format:||Superfine / Fine|
|JPEG Compression Mode:||Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG) Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))|
|LCD Coverage:||Approx. 100%|
|LCD Monitor:||3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle|
|LCD Pixels:||Approx. 922,000 dots|
|Light Metering Method:||Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot|
|Maximum Aperture:||f/1.8 (W), f/2.8 (T)|
|Optical Viewfinder:||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|Other interface:||SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers|
|Playback Modes File: Videos:||Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase chapters, Editing|
|Playback Time:||Approx. 7 hours|
|Power Source:||Battery Pack NB-10L|
|Recycling Time:||10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)|
|Self Timer:||Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom|
|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|
|Shooting Capacity:||Approx. 350 shots using LCD monitor Approx. 770 shots when LCD monitor is off|
|Shooting Modes:||C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Movie Digest, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie|
|Shutter Speed:||1-1/4000 sec. 15-1/4000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)|
|Storage Media:||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Total Pixels:||Approx. 13.3 Megapixels|
|Video Out:||NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video) Mini-HDMI connector|
|Weight:||12.4 oz. / 352g (CIPA standard) 10.9 oz. / 309g (camera only)|
|White Balance Control:||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2|