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Canon PowerShot G15

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Canon PowerShot G15
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A multi award winning and good spec compact digital camera, good for landscape photography
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Canon PowerShot G15 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G15 number 256 in best selling cameras and number 446 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
134 Reviews + 9 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
69
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital 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 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, design and good technical features. However they also report poor technical guidance.
The PowerShot G15 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Canon powershot g15
The fast, bright expert compact
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 313 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 331 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 326 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Canon PowerShot G15 Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot G15?

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

Canon PowerShot G15 front dimensions
Canon PowerShot G15 size in context

Canon PowerShot G15 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

The authors at two expert review sites both said that this Canon digital camera was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. This was from Cnews.cz and DP Review who gave it an "Gold".

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Firstpost.com and Photoreview.com.au, both of which thought that this Canon camera was superb.

Two more expert review sites both thought that this Canon digital camera was very good. This was from Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review site Camera Labs who concluded that this camera was very good.

The experts at two more expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. This Canon digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Fotomaniak.pl and it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 50 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com this camera has an average expert rating of 83%.

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Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this Canon camera rated this digital camera as exceptional on average. 63 reviewers (77% of all 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 people who reviewed the product mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

12 customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G15 agreed that it was good quality.

Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 42,313 user and expert reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Three owners mentioned 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 owners who purchased it concluded that it 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.
  • Takes good photos, easy to use on automatic mode…
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wanted sharp, quality pictures and versatility…
  • The lens is very fast and the camera can be used in very low light levels and still give pretty good results…
  • Is certainly good enough for photo library images…

Users Report That it is Robust

Nine people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made, two people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable and two owners who reviewed it wrote that it was reliable.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Exposure Control

Two customers considered that the product 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 people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good screen and two owners mentioned in their reviews that 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 reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

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

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

12 owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was compact.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 54% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £389.00 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot G15 and the United Kingdom price of £389.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $549.00 (£761.41).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot G15 in February 2014.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The PowerShot G15's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 17% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PowerShot G15 of 5x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 57% of all 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G15 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot G15 of 2.8 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon PowerShot G15's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The PowerShot G15's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is slower than 82% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The PowerShot G15's weight of 352g is in the heaviest 32% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot G15 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot G15 of 140mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 69% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G15 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 78% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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350 Battery Life

The PowerShot G15 is a camera that takes 350 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The PowerShot G15 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The PowerShot G15 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot G15 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon PowerShot G15 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have an AC Adapter Included

The Canon PowerShot G15 does not have an AC adapter included. 59% of cameras also do not have an AC adapter included.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot G15 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot G15 has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the PowerShot G15 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 20% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PowerShot G15 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 68% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PowerShot G15 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Smile Detection

The PowerShot G15 features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Night Mode

The PowerShot G15 has a night mode, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a night mode.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The smallest image sensor size of cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The PowerShot G15's image sensor size of 0.588" is bigger than 94% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

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

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Features Face Detection

The Canon PowerShot G15 features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot G15 of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot G15 of 28mm is in the longest 14% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Custom Colours

The PowerShot G15 supports custom colours. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon PowerShot G15 supports dioptic correction. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 6350b001, canon psg15, canon 06r36

Barcodes:

00013803156805, 04960999913544, 04960999913551, 08714574586434, 08714574586519

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