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Canon G15

Pocket Lint Hot Product DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon G15 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon G15 number 530 across all digital cameras.
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133 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 133 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, design and superior technical features. However they also report poor technical guidance.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel
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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

Amongst cameras, this Canon camera is one of the most awarded.

This Canon digital camera received a "Gold" award from both review websites Cnews.cz and DP Review, both of which said that this camera was terrific.

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

Websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this Canon camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

This Canon digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Fotomaniak.pl and Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

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

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Excellent User Reviews

G15 owners on average rated this digital camera as outstanding. 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 Poor Technical Guidance

Two customers who purchased the product wrote that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

12 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 33,726 expert and user reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Three people agreed that the Canon G15 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…

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

23 people who purchased the Canon G15 wrote 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…

Customers Report it is Robust

Nine people considered that it was well made, two owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was strong and durable and two people reckoned that it was reliable.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners thought the Canon G15 was good value for money.

Users Report Good Exposure Control

Two customers considered that this digital camera 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 purchased it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people said in their reviews that it had a good screen and two owners who reviewed it considered 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 it is Easy to Use

Six people who purchased the Canon G15 wrote that it was easy to use.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens and three customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good autofocus.

Users Report it is a Good Size

12 customers who bought the Canon G15 concluded that it was compact.


Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon G15 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Canon G15 has a quite low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Average Weight

The Canon G15 has a relatively average weight (352 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/1.7" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon G15 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon G15 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon G15 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon G15 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon G15 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 922,000 pixels, the Canon G15 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon G15 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon G15 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon G15 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon G15 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon G15 supports custom colours. Most of the other digital cameras also support custom colours.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon G15 features face detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon G15 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Has a Night Mode

The Canon G15 has a night mode. Most of the other digital cameras also have a night mode.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon G15 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 424 and 640 x 360 and (L) 4000 x 3000. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. At only 1.8, the Canon G15 has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon G15 supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon G15 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon G15 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon G15 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon G15 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon G15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels. 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. The video resolution of all cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Live View

The Canon G15 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Cameras have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 5m. The Canon G15 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the G15 in February 2014.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00013803156805, 04960999913544, 08714574586434, 08714574586519

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