Editors Liked

  • Great image quality, Professional level mode dial with lots of physical buttons, Fast f1.8f2.8 lens, button, Solid build
  • Excellent, fast f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens with 28-140mm equivalent range, Intelligent IS with up to 4-stops of correction, Upgraded to 12-megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, Comfortable and ergonomic build, with a slimmer design than the G12, High
  • Bright f/1.8f/2.8 5x zoom, Quality stills and videos, Excellent image stabilization system
  • In addition to a great, fast lens, the Canon PowerShot G15 has a nice, streamlined shooting design and produces very nice photos
  • Slim and well made body, Fast AF and startup, Excellent video, Very good AWB performance
  • Very good photo quality, with betterthanaverage performance at high sensitivities, Welldesigned camera with solid build quality, Fast F1.82.8, 5X optical zoom lens (28 140 mm equivalent), Optical image stabilization, with new Intelligent IS feature, Supersharp 3inch LCD display (too bad it's a fixed one), Optical viewfinder is always a bonus, Full manual controls, including RAW support, Smart Aut
  • Fast, sharp lens. Optical viewfinder. Good high ISO performance. Responsive. Excellent control layout. Raw shooting support
  • Bright f21.8-2.8 5x zoom lens, Compact and lightweight - pocketable, 1080p24 video, plus super slomo, Optical viewfinder
  • Good low-ISO image detail and reliable metering, Versatile, sharp and fast 28-140mm F1.8-2.8 lens, Good balance between noise reduction and detail retention at higher ISOs, Fast and responsive operation, Very pocketable format, Fast and reliable AF system, Very effective Image Stabilization system, Excellent 920k dot screen, Optical viewfinder useful in very bright light (but is relatively inac

Editors Didn't Like

  • Below average viewfinder, Nonarticulating screen will bother some, Some AF hunting in very low light
  • LCD screen no longer articulated (unlike its predecessor, the G12), Lens slightly soft at wide and tele, High chromatic aberration and barrel distortion at wide angle in uncorrected RAW files, Optical viewfinder has limited coverage (about 80%) and dem
  • Better alternatives available, Pokes along in RAW, Very noisy at high ISOs
  • It's humbled by a somewhat limited feature set and ho-hum performance
  • No parallax correction in viewfinder, Some image processing issues, Chromatic aberration, Price
  • Likes to clip highlights (hint: use DR correction), Redeye a problem (though removal tool in playback mode helps), Rotating LCD will be missed, ISO fixed at 80 at shutter speeds below 1 second, Movies are a bit choppy due to 24 fps frame rate; no manual controls available, Can't access memory card when using a tripod, Cheapo bundle puts manual on CDROM, doesn't even include a USB cable anymore
  • Pricey. Fixed rear LCD. Limited zoom range. Bulky. No GPS or WiFi. 1080p video limited to 24fps
  • Small viewfinder no proximity sensor, Poor continuous shooting performance, Braketing limited to 3 frames, Lacks articulated screen of predecessor, No Wifi or GPS built-in
  • Exposure compensation dial does not work in video mode (but you can set exposure compensation using the AEL button when the mode dial is set to movie), No swivel screen (vs predecessor and some competitors), No automated panorama mode (only stitch-assist), HDR mode only works well with the camera on a tripod, Auto ISO only uses up to ISO 1600, Matt surface a little prone to scratches,