cameras

Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera Review

A beautifully built camera whose superb lens and workhorse sensor provide excellent image quality.

$499.99
http://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/d8a0a7ef9d85ef4b3c6df0bf8135f343ed1e330c/canon940x400.jpg
8.5 Tested by Experts
# of point & shoot cameras Product Score This graph shows the Canon PowerShot G15’s score compared to other point & shoot cameras we tested.
Advertisement

Introduction

Canon's legendary G series debuted all the way back in 2000, pretty much introducing the idea of the do-everything enthusiast point-and-shoot. Since then, many other manufacturers—Nikon, Panasonic, Samsung, and Olympus, to name just a few—have tried to muscle in on the idea, each with varying levels of success. Over the past decade plus, the G-series has changed in ways both good and bad, but in recent generations most critics seemed to agree that the series was past its peak. Over the hill, washed up, wandering in the wilderness. But with the G15, it seems Canon might finally be back on track. A stunning new f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens is the centerpiece here, but it's paired with a rugged and intelligently designed body, as well as a great 1/1.7" 12-megapixel CMOS sensor.

The PowerShot G15 is available now in black, at a price of $499.99.

Video Review

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Dynamic Range
  10. Low Light
  11. Distortion
  12. Video
  13. Usability
  14. Ease of Use
  15. Handling
  16. Controls
  17. Speed
  18. Features
  19. Video Features
  20. Conclusion

Reviewed.com In Your Inbox

Sign up to get the latest news and reviews via email

Thanks for signing up!

Vanity

Get the Canon PowerShot G15

$399.99

Buy at Amazon

News and Features

Screen shot 2014 07 29 at 3.10.48 pm

New Sites Help You Avoid Wimpy Hotel WiFi

Hitting the road? These sites help you get online without headaches.

Hero

Sony Takes Wraps Off Two New Cyber-shots and a New Action Cam

Expanding the Cyber-shot family by two, Sony announces several new compact cameras.

Canon powershot sx400 is announcement hero

Canon Announces Two New Superzooms for Fall 2014

Updating its line of SX-series cameras, Canon shoots to capture new photographers.

Hero fuji roadmap

Fujifilm's 2015 Lens Plans Include New 90mm f/2.0 XF Prime

Own a Fuji mirrorless camera? Prepare your wallet for new lenses.

New roundup hero

2014 Waterproof Camera Showdown

Looking for a great waterproof camera? These are the best (and worst) you can buy in 2014.

Pentax xg 1hero

Ricoh Unveils a Brand-New Superzoom, the Pentax XG-1

With the XG-1's huge 52x zoom range, Ricoh deals itself into the superzoom game.

Adam e sample 1

Shoot First: An Interview With Photographer Adam Elmakias

An interview with music photographer Adam Elmakias.

Home hero(chrislaws)

America's Most Popular Photographs

You've probably seen these photos. You've probably taken them, too.