|Canon PowerShot G15|
Ilse Jurriën : September 17th 2012 - 13:29 CET
Photokina 2012 - Canon PowerShot G15 digital camera : Canon unveils the new PowerShot G15 compact camera that demonstrates Canon’s expertise in next-generation lens design. The Canon PowerShot G15 features the brightest lens in a PowerShot G-series model to date, with a new f/1.8-2.8, 5x zoom lens, providing photographers with an extra-wide aperture throughout the camera’s entire focal range. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS ensures the sharpest image quality throughout the camera's entire zoom range. Designed for advanced users looking for premium quality, class-leading performance and a compact body, the Canon PowerShot G15 features Canon’s renowned imaging technologies, delivering superior quality stills and Full HD movies.|
Canon PowerShot G15 camera lens
The Canon G15 incorporates new, cutting-edge precision Canon lenses that open up a range of creative possibilities. The Canon PowerShot G15 features a super bright f/1.8-2.8 lens, which has been developed using new highly refractive glass with a unique multiple material coating engineered to handle specific wavelengths of light at the nanometre scale. The 5x optical zoom incorporated into the Canon PowerShot G15 provides outstanding versatility, offering an f/1.8 aperture at its 28mm wide-angle, and an f/2.8 aperture at its maximum 140mm focal length. This offers photographers extra freedom to shoot in low light, use fast shutter speeds for freezing motion, or add atmosphere to stills by using a shallower depth of field, throughout the camera’s entire zoom range.
12.1 megapixel Canon G15 camera
The Canon PowerShot G15 digital camera features Canon’s HS System - a combination of a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and powerful DIGIC 5 image processing. The Canon PowerShot G15 features a new Canon 1/1.7-type high-sensitivity CMOS sensor that offers even greater light gathering abilities than its predecessor, resulting in outstanding flexibility during low light shooting. High ISO shooting at speeds up to ISO 12,800 allows the use of fast shutter speeds and faster continuous shooting, even in poor light conditions. Powerful DIGIC 5 processing in the Canon G15 is also optimised to work seamlessly with the high resolution sensor, keeping image noise to a minimum in all lighting conditions.
Canon PowerShot G15 camera features
An improved Auto Focus (AF) system on the Canon G15 makes it easy for users to capture sharply-focused stills. The Canon PowerShot G15 AF speed offers exceptional performance - at just 0.17 seconds at the wide-angle - representing a 53% improvement over the PowerShot G12, making it the fastest Canon compact camera ever produced. High-speed Burst HQ mode available on the Canon PowerShot G15, also allows the capture of high quality, full resolution shots of fast moving subjects. The Canon PowerShot G15 captures split-second action at 10 shots/second, ideal for capturing fast-paced action.
Canon G15 offers manual control
Offering similar levels of manual control to those found on Canon EOS DSLRs, the new PowerShot G15 camera allows photographers to adjust settings such as aperture, shutter speed, white balance and ISO sensitivity. RAW now includes multi-aspect support, allowing photographers to explore different aspect ratios in post-production. A range of automatic shooting features also ensure users get the best shot. Smart Auto utilises advanced scene detection technology and selects the most appropriate setting from 58 different variables, while Face ID cleverly recognises pre-registered faces of friends or family and adjusts settings accordingly to ensure they always look their best. Multi-Area White Balance automatically adjusts colour tones in shots captured indoors with different light sources, so shots look more natural.
Canon PowerShot G15 accessories
The new Canon PowerShot G15 is compatible with a wide range of Canon accessories, allowing users to expand their photography kit bag. A hotshoe allows photographers to experiment with creative flash photography using Canon’s Speedlite flash range, while Lens Filter Adapters offer compatibility with Canon’s range of EOS filters. The Canon G15 is compatible with the Remote Switch RS-60E3, perfect for controlling long exposures or shooting at night to reduce camera shake. A new Waterproof Case WP-DC48 is also available for the PowerShot G15 - perfect for users who like to capture stunning marine life.
Canon PowerShot G15 price & availability
The new Canon PowerShot G15 digital compact camera will retail starting from the end of October 2012. The Canon PowerShot G15 will carry a suggested retail price of €580 Euro. Availability of colors and optional PowerShot accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Canon PowerShot website in your region for more details. Also take a look at the full Canon PowerShot G15 specification sheet.
Canon PowerShot G15 review
As soon as we receive a Canon PowerShot G15 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Canon PowerShot G15 review.