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-s...
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 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...
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: The G15 will do nothing to dent the PowerShot G-series' excellent reputation. It does feel a little expensive when stood against its closest competitors though -- including its sibling, the G1 X, which with the benefit of time has seen its price fall.
Pros: Redesigned top plate; Colour reproduction; Professional features; Movie performance.
Cons: Expensive in its field; Some wind noise on movies; Fixed screen.
Summary: Canon has made some welcome changes here over the previous G12. With a fast AF system and speedy Raw write times the camera lends itself well to street photography, and while image quality is good it’s not quite as good as expected.
Pros: Slim and well made body, Fast AF and start-up, Excellent video, Very good AWB performance
Cons: No parallax correction in viewfinder, Some image processing issues, Chromatic aberration, Price
Summary: The Canon PowerShot G15 is the latest in a long line of G series PowerShots aimed at enthusiast photographers looking for a compact lightweight body that doesn't sacrifice too much in the way of features, controls and handling offered by a DSLR.
Pros: Bright f21.8-2.8 5x zoom lens., Compact and lightweight - pocketable., 1080p24 video, plus super slomo., Optical viewfinder.
Cons: Small viewfinder no proximity sensor., Poor continuous shooting performance., Braketing limited to 3 frames., Lacks articulated screen of predecessor., No Wifi or GPS built-in.
Summary: With so many advanced compact cameras now available, the Canon PowerShot G15 may not hold the lofty position among enthusiast photographers that its predecessors did. That is not to say it isn't an excellent compact camera, though, as it is certainly equal to, if not better than the competition.