Canon PowerShot G15 With Fast Lens

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The G15 is a very good,
although not great, compact camera

Canon PowerShot G15 Compact Camera Canon PowerShot G15 with fast lens - Canon's PowerShot G-series as a rule are the most iconic lineage of compact digital cameras, while the initial G1 was debuted in September 2000. Typically, the G-series cameras have over time have featured articulated LCDs, fast lenses, optical viewfinders, recording of RAW data along with numerous external controls, and were geared towards enthusiasts.

The latest PowerShot G15 succeeds the popular PowerShot G12 and is constructed around a 1/1.7" 12MP CMOS image sensor. The lens has also been upgraded - keeping the 28-140mm range although now with an increased maximum aperture of f/1.8-2.8. It has lost the G12's articulated monitor, however gains a 920k dot, higher-resolution panel

Also the PowerShot G15 features a 28-140mm 5x optical zoom f/1.8-2.8 (in 35mm equivalent) lens .The lens provides a good all around range for photographing in just about any situation, from macro close-ups. to group shoots The aperture opening range makes it quite successful in acquiring photos in low-light situations along with the capability to provide thin depth-of-field.

The 12.1MP CMOS image sensor works hand in hand with its DIGIC 5 imaging processor, which makes up the Canon HS SYSTEM. The as mentioned above, the low-light operation is a hallmark for this duo allowing ISO to be raised as high as 12800, if needed. The processor also delivers fast data transfer while powering the numerous camera features and functions.

A couple of examples of these operations are the High-Speed autofocus and the High-Speed HQ Burst. These two deliver a continuous 10 frames per second capture rate while preserving image quality. Naturally, Intelligent IS a vast array of recording and shooting modes, image stabilization, which includes 12-bit multiple aspect JPEG + RAW capture, along with many other features assure that the PowerShot G15 is quite a lot more than the 'point-and-shoot' label would imply.

Other ways in which the G15 delivers an advantage to your photographic pursuits include a 3.0 inch LCD, an optical viewfinder, a tripod mount and a hot shoe. Also an HDMI connection provides a single-cable input to your HDTV letting you instantly share recorded movies. Also, the PowerShot G15 may be used with a multitude of Canon accessories to increase the camera's creative attributes. Optional accessories include an underwater housing, Speedlites, plus a tele-conversion lens, just to highlight a few. Announced Sep 17, 2012  ✓

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Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4000 x 3000  
Other resolutions 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 12.1 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor Digic 5  
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800  
White balance presets 7  
Custom white balance Yes (2)  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format RAW  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28 140 mm  
Optical zoom 5  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus Yes  
Macro focus range 1 cm (.39")  
Number of focus points 9  
Lens mount Unknown  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 922,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT PureColor II G LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel)  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F1.8 - F2.8  
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 7 m  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain  
Continuous drive Yes (2.1 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Videography features
  • H.264
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Videography notes Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Storage included Unknown  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (Mini)  
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected  
Remote control Yes (Optional)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 350  
Weight (inc. batteries) 352 g (0.78 lb / 12.42 oz)  
Dimensions 107 x 76 x 40 mm (4.21 x 2.99 x 1.57")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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