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Canon G15

£464.05
£389.00 £75.05 cheaper than 67 days ago
Pocket Lint Hot Product DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning compact digital camera with a Gol award from two expert review websites
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Feb 2014
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Canon G15 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon G15 number 345 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
134 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Value for Money
Poor
38
Features
Missing Some Features
40
Age
3 Years Old
45
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Gold" award from Cnews.cz plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Firstpost.com plus one other site. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, nice design and excellent technical features. However they also report poor technical guidance.
The G15 is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Very slow camera shutter speed
Does not feature bluetooth

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for sports photography, ranking number 265 in sports photography cameras. It is also good for wildlife photography, ranking number 300 in wildlife photography cameras as well being average for portrait photography, ranking number 261 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Average
26
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
36
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
67
Sports Photography
Good
66
Wildlife Photography
Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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Canon G15 Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon G15?

The Canon G15 is 106.6mm wide and 75.9mm tall. It is 40.1mm deep and weighs 352g.

Canon G15 front dimensions

Canon G15 size in context

Canon G15 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts in cameras of all the digital cameras.

This camera received a "Gold" award from both review sites Cnews.cz and DP Review, both of which thought that this Canon camera was superb.

This Canon camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Firstpost.com and Photoreview.com.au, both of which concluded that this camera was excellent.

The experts at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both decided that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editor of review website Camera Labs endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two other expert review sites both decided that this camera was very good. Fotomaniak.pl gave this Canon camera a "5 Star" award and it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

Expert Reviews Are Good

50 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com have rated this Canon camera on average 83 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, G15 owners rated this digital camera as fantastic. Over 77% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Unsatisfactory Technical Guidance

Two customers said in their reviews that the Canon G15 did not have good technical guidance.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

12 people reckoned that this digital camera was good quality.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 35,794 expert and owner reviews (including 7,072 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three owners wrote that it was good looking.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features.

  • Fabulous compact camera, beautifully made and lovely to use be it as a simple point and shooter or in a more a serious photography style thanks to a tremendous set of features and great control system topped off with really good image quality from the superb lens…
    Shady (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The responsiveness and logic of all the features is top notch…
  • For the more adventurous photographers there are plenty of features for tweaking your shots…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

23 people concluded that the product was able to produce good images.

  • That pro quality is also clear in the image…
    Stuff.tv February 2013
  • It is capable of producing great images with bags of detail, good punchy colours…
    Techradar.com/au/ November 2012
  • The camera takes some excellent photos in both bright…
    Chip.com.my April 2013
  • Immaculate photos and superb controls.
  • Fabulous compact camera, beautifully made and lovely to use be it as a simple point and shooter or in a more a serious photography style thanks to a tremendous set of features and great control system topped off with really good image quality from the superb lens…
    Shady (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2015
  • The results are surprisingly good for the sensor size…
  • Takes good photos, easy to use on automatic mode…
  • Wanted sharp, quality pictures and versatility…
  • Takes brilliant pictures and is small enough to "stick in your pocket" (its not small enough to do that.
    Willf (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2013
  • The lens is very fast and the camera can be used in very low light levels and still give pretty good results…

Users Report That it is Robust

Nine people thought it was well made, two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable and two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was reliable.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Exposure Control

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good exposure controls.

  • Anyone who knows their aperture from their exposure compensation will appreciate the sheer level of control at hand…
    Stuff.tv February 2013
  • All the controls (including ones such as exposure compensation) fall easily to hand…

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers who reviewed the Canon G15 considered that it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen and two owners who purchased it thought it had a good viewfinder.

  • You'll see a lot of comments on the "professional" reviews about the "poor" viewfinder…
  • It's also very easy to use, has a bright large display that incorporates a level indicator so you can be sure of getting a level horizon when hand held, which is how it is used most of the time…
  • A raw image capability and importantly an optical viewfinder to supplement the screen on a bright day when the image is hard to see…
  • It has the optical viewfinder that is a delight to use (ignoring occasional intrusion of the lens)…
  • The one thing that really stands out for me is the viewfinder - on bright days when a back screen cannot be seen…
  • Better screen, pictures and size…
  • Some will bemoan the lack of swivel screen.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Six people who bought this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Five customers who reviewed the Canon G15 concluded that it had a good lens and three customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

12 owners said in their reviews that it was compact.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £389.00 it is more expensive than 56% of digital cameras.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The Canon G15's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon G15 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon G15 of 5x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 28% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon G15 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon G15's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 60% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Canon G15's ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800 is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 68% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The average camera shutter speed of all digital cameras is 0.17s, with the slowest being 0.000062s and the fastest being 8s. The Canon G15's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 12% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon G15 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Canon G15's weight of 352g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 69% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon G15 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon G15 has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon G15 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon G15 has a night mode, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not have a night mode.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Canon G15 of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 19% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon G15 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon G15 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The Canon G15's image sensor size of 0.588" is in the biggest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Supports Live View

The Canon G15 supports live view, unlike 84% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon G15 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon G15 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon G15 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon G15 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000. That's 25% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992 plus 12 more values. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon G15's digital zoom of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 51% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon G15's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 68% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon G15 features smile detection. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon G15 features face detection. 89% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon G15 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon G15 supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 6350b001

Barcodes:

00013803156805, 00033586892493, 04960999913544, 04960999913551, 08714574586434, 08714574586519

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