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Updated 1 Oct 2014

Canon

PowerShot G15

PowerShot G15
1 member review

Snapshot: The Canon PowerShot G15 compact camera has image stabilisation, a manual focus option and an optical viewfinder. But how's the image quality?

Consumer test

Overview

Test results

Overall score
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Image quality (/10)
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Ease of use (/10)
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Screen (/10)
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Video quality (/10)
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Flash (/10)
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How we test

  • Image quality (40 percent)
  • Ease of use (30 percent)
  • Screen (10 percent)
  • Movie quality (10 percent)
  • Flash (10 percent)

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

Price: Based on a survey of online retailers.

Image quality: 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: An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.

Screen: 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: A rating of the quality of short video clips, if the camera can record them.

Flash: A rating of the strength and evenness of the flash lighting at different distances.

Key data

Spec Summary

Specifications

Optical zoom
5
Megapixels (MP)
12
Sensor
1/1.7" CMOS
ISO range
80 - 12800

Features

GPS tagging
×
PASM modes
Raw support

Full specs

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
12
Sensor
1/1.7" CMOS
ISO range
80 - 12800
Optical zoom
5
Aperture range
1.8 - 2.8
Zoom range
29 - 138
Shutter range
1/4000 - 15

Dimensions

Dimensions (cm)
107 x 40 x 76
Weight (g)
375

Features

Image stabilisation
Water resistant
×
Raw support
GPS tagging
×
PASM modes
Manual focus option

Monitor

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Optical
Viewfinder pixels
na

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
×

Memory

Memory card
SDHC

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash

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