Excerpt: The Canon G15 follows the G12. The new model has a massive, robust, and heavy body and has major changes from its predecessor.
The G15 is Canon’s newest high-end compact system with a 12MP sensor (1/1.7”), a large LCD screen, and a lot of manually controlled image parameters. It allows the user to shoot Full HD video.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot G15 is a very good compact camera with good standard features that help attract the attention of both expert users to novice users. One of the most interesting features of the camera is definitely the front ring that gives you quick access to various modes of use.
Pros: Intelligent IS, 5x optical zoom with wide-angle lens, front control dial, RAW Multi Aspect, Smart Auto to 58 scenes; Full HD 1080p; DIGIC 5; Wide opening on all zoom, manual control aperture and shutter speed, ND filter , HS System, mini-HDMI port; HDR Mode, Display 3-inch PureColor II G, High-speed Burst HQ
Canon PowerShot G15 Review: A Professional's Point and Shoot
Digital Camera Review
30 April 2013
Summary: Conclusion As the newest member of Canon's G Series cameras, the Canon G15 does not disappoint. It is an all around excellent point and shoot for anyone ranging from amateurs to seasoned professionals. The 12.1-megapixel sensor paired with the Digic 5 image processor makes for a great combination. It is able to be used in a wide variety of settings due to the vast ISO range, the great 28-140mm focal length and the fast f1.8-f2.8 lens.
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
Conclusion: The Canon G15 premium compact digital camera steps up its game over its predecessor, the G12, in many ways. The most notable is the 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent) lens that's very fast for a camera of this type, ranging from f/1.8 at wide to f/2.8 at tele. The G15 has also been upgraded with a 12-megapixel, 1/1.7 CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 processor, giving it an edge in image quality with good color and sharpness and minimal artifacts.
Pros: Excellent, fast f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens with 28-140mm equivalent range, Intelligent IS with up to 4-stops of correction, Upgraded to 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, Comfortable and ergonomic build, with a slimmer design than the G12, High quality images for enthusiast compact camera, exhibiting very good color and sharpness, Minimal geometrical distortion and chromatic aberration in JPEGs, Advanced photographic controls, including PASM dial, Easy-to-use d...
Cons: Excellent, fast f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens with 28-140mm equivalent range, Intelligent IS with up to 4-stops of correction, Upgraded to 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, Comfortable and ergonomic build, with a slimmer design than the G12, High quality images for enthusiast compact camera, exhibiting very good color and sharpness, Minimal geometrical distortion and chromatic aberration in JPEGs, Advanced photographic controls, including PASM dial, Easy-to-use d...
Summary: The Coolpix P7700 offers an impressive feature set, a longer zoom range than most of its competitors, a fully articulating LCD, and very good photo quality. Unfortunately, it is marred by very slow write times, especially in RAW mode which makes continuous shooting a chore, and really forces you to use the fastest memory cards available for best performance.
Summary: At an MRP of Rs 34,995, the PowerShot G15 may come across as being highly over-priced to you, but we don’t feel so. You get performance close to that of an entry-level DSLR in a pocketable form. In fact, the optics of the G15 is far better than the bundled 18-55 mm lens you get with entry-level DSLRs. Plus, you get macro shooting capability, which calls for a macro lens in the case of DSLRs.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot G15 is an enthusiast-level camera built into a compact as opposed to an interchangeable lens system. This may leave it short on some features, but where it doesn’t compromise is on picture quality and manual controls.
Conclusion: Although the PowerShot G15 is a good camera, reluctantly we’re getting off the small-chip G-series merry-go-round – especially at its list price of $499. We’ve endorsed them for many years but times have changed. Although this is a solid, nicely-featured point-and-shoot, there are now many and much better Compact System Cameras with larger imaging sensors available that are also much more responsive (3-plus fps).
Pros: Bright f/1.8-f/2.8 5x zoom, Quality stills and videos, Excellent image stabilization system
Cons: Better alternatives available, Pokes along in RAW, Very noisy at high ISOs