Canon G15 overview
Canon G15 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially released on September of 2012. The camera uses a 12MP, CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The G15 is rated #13 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #476 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to test our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
Below is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon G15 history
The Canon G15 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the complete range below.
Canon G15 Gallery
You can see the G15 from different angles in the gallery here.
Canon G15 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon G15 based on factors that are oftentimes viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Canon G15 Sensor specifications
The Canon G15 is powered by the Digic 5 chip. The size of the sensor on the Canon G15 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and supports a standard ISO range of 80 to 12800. RAW photos are saved so the user has wider margin for error.
The graphic below illustrates the G15's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The G15 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.8 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon G15 dimensions
Canon G15 weighs in at 0.78 pounds (352 grams / 12.42 ounces) and the over all size of the camera is 107mm x 76mm x 40mm (4.2" x 3.0" x 1.6"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Canon G15 is heavier compared with other competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Below is a pic of the Canon G15 alongside a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the G15.
Canon G15 Lens specifications
The G15 offers a built in lens and a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be ideal however it is likely to be convenient in certain cases.
At the widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f1.8 making it wonderful in low light events and capturing a shallow depth of field. It would also make it easier to go with a lower ISO to produce better shots. With the tele end, 140mm comes with f2.8 which is quite decent and will let you maintain high shutter speeds.
Canon G15 Connectivity
The G15 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer files and at times alter settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Canon G15 Video specifications
The maximum video quality on the Canon G15 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance for video quality vs file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone socket so you get no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to look at another camera should you want decent sound in your videos.
Canon G15 Weather Sealing
Canon G15 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions can easily damage the camera.
Canon G15 Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon G15 houses a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 922 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Canon G15 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinders can be really helpful for bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Canon G15 Shutter specifications
Canon G15 continuous shooting speed is 2.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Canon G15 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon G15 has got both built-in flash and also external flash ability. The max flash sync speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon G15 Autofocus specifications
Canon G15 has got just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & precise compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detection which is valuable for people photography.
The AF system boasts 9 focus points to choose from. It also includes Tracking AF for moving things. Canon G15 boasts manual focusing in case it is needed for low light conditions or you require more accurate focusing control.
Canon G15 Battery life
The battery (NB-10L) for the Canon G15 is made to last for 350 photos according to the CIPA specifications which is above average when compared to its category. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the highest possible (470) battery life for this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Canon G15 for specific types of photography
The following bar chart indicates a analysis of the Canon G15 for specific types of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Canon G15
The Canon G15 has a points tally of 49 which is average, meaning that it is fairly adequate for portrait photography. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files & flexibility to use external flash.
Canon G15 Street photography highlights
Having a moderate rating of 59, the Canon G15 is reasonably suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon G15 as a Sports photography camera
A subpar sports photography score of 40 suggests the Canon G15 is not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon G15 Travel photography information
Size is very important in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon G15 gets a above average 62 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick to purchase for your vacations.
Canon G15 Landscape photography details
When you're planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon G15 and it's decent score of 55 as a landscape camera is somewhat adequate among its competitors.
Vlogging with Canon G15
A camera for vlogging should posses a articulating display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Canon G15 is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a subpar score of 33.
Canon G15 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the G15, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart followed below provides you a summary of the G15 versus it's top scoring rivals suggested previously.
Following are several cameras you may regard as alternatives. To read a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.