Conclusion: The Canon G series is once again the go-to choice for photographers looking for a serious compact camera, reviews say. The Canon PowerShot G15 delivers the total package: It's speedy, durable, easy to handle, shoots very nice photos and videos, and fits into a jacket pocket.
Pros: Outstanding photos, even in low light, Snappy performance; great handling, Big-camera features, Fits into a jacket pocket
Cons: Little manual control in video mode, No in-camera panorama
Summary: The Canon Powershot G15 is a well-refined product and a joy to use. It is very quick and responsive in operation, built like a tank and offers the most external controls in its class.
Pros: Good low-ISO image detail and reliable metering, Versatile, sharp and fast 28-140mm F1.8-2.8 lens, Good balance between noise reduction and detail retention at higher ISOs, Fast and responsive operation, Very pocketable format, Fast and reliable AF system, Very effective Image Stabilization syste...
Cons: Exposure compensation dial does not work in video mode (but you can set exposure compensation using the AEL button when the mode dial is set to movie), No swivel screen (vs predecessor and some competitors), No automated panorama mode (only stitch-assist), HDR mode only works well with the camera...
Summary: The Canon PowerShot G15 the newest addition to the G series of Canon, is an advanced point and shoot camera that is just full of surprises. It improves on many things when compared to the G12, at least on paper and we wonder if that actually translates into any real world performance.
Excerpt: There are quite a few point and shoot cameras out there in the market today that will appeal to the enthusiast shooter, so when Canon releases the PowerShot G15, we wondered whether it’d be a good fit in the segment.
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.
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
Summary: In our Canon G15 review our testing team asks whether the G15’s new f/1.8-2.8 5x zoom lens is the best ever in a Canon G camera. Watch the video review below to find out how this new Canon camera fared.
Summary: Canon has changed the processor from the DIGIC 4 system to the DIGIC 5 image processor and upgraded the CMOS image sensor from 10.1 megapixels to 12.1 megapixels. While G12 users will lose the variable-angle LCD screen, the size has been upgraded from 2.8 inched to 3.0 inches and the screen quality...
Pros: Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, DIGIC 5 processor provides outstanding performance, Excellent overall image quality, Intelligent IS is ready for any situation, 922,000 dot, 3.0-inch LCD, Excellent Battery L...
Cons: Flash must be manually raised to operate in all shooting modes, including Smart Auto, ISO 12,800 sounds great but is unacceptable, Optical viewfinder is way off from actual image captured, Movie audio features a lot of background noise, No audio input