Gizmodo published its Canon PowerShot G15 review, Canon’s latest iteration of the enormously popular PowerShot series. This enthusiasts’ compact camera sports a very fast lens (f/1.8) in a small housing with all the manual controls you may wish. RAW is also supported, price is around $500. Let’s start with what Gizmodo thinks about the design:
Kudos on this one, Canon. Where looks are concerned, the G15 goes the distance. Everything is well-proportioned and well-placed, with an understated, sleek, yet classic look to it. It is small-ish and more compact than the camera it replaces, the G12.
The images you will produce are quite nice. For a compact, it packs decent sharpness and solid high ISO performance, with an ISO range topping out at 12800.
About the lens:
That ultra-fast f/1.8-2.8 aperture makes for low-light goodness and a shallow depth of field. Even the terrific Sony RX100 can’t match that at the long end.
Image samples are provided.
- 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
- 3.0″ LCD Monitor
- 5x Optical Zoom 6.1-30.5mm Lens
- 28-140mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 1080p HD Video Capture
- 12800 ISO
- Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
- 10fps Continuous Capture
- RAW & JPEG Capture