Updated 21 Nov 2016

Canon

PowerShot G15

Snapshot: The Canon PowerShot G15 compact camera has a manual focus option and can shoot Full-HD video. But how’s the image quality?

PowerShot G15
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$703

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Test results

Overall score
65
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Good image quality.
  • OK ease of use.
  • OK video quality.
  • OK flash.
  • Has a high-resolution monitor, an optical viewfinder, a large sensor, a fast f/1.8 lens, PASM modes and a connection for an external flash.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video and manually focus.

But

  • Just OK screen.

How we test

Our test was a joint international consumer test, conducted by a laboratory in Europe.

Overall score includes:

Image quality (50%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (30%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.
Flash (0%): A rating of the strength and evenness of the flash lighting at different distances. Does not add to overall score.

Price is based on a survey of online retailers.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$703
Type
Compact

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
12
Sensor
1/1.7" CMOS
Memory card
SDHC
ISO range
80 - 12800
Optical zoom
5
Aperture range
1.8 - 2.8
Zoom range
29 - 138
Shutter range
1/4000 - 15
Dimensions (cm)
107 x 40 x 76
Weight (g)
375
Depth (mm)
40

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
3.2
Monitor pixels
922,000
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor
×

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Optical
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Resolution
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash

More info

Notes
-

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