The Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot with expansive creative possibilities. Going beyond the genre's name, the G15 provides you with any number of options for capturing your vision - from 1080p HD video recording to 10 fps continuous burst shooting to numerous shooting modes. In addition, the G15's compact form-factor makes it well-suited for being your go-to image maker.
The PowerShot G15 also features a 5x optical zoom 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.8-2.8 lens. The lens gives you a good overall range for shooting in most any situation, from group shoots to macro close-ups. The aperture range lends itself to capturing successful images in low-light conditions as well as the ability to render shallow depth-of-field.
The camera's 12.1MP CMOS sensor works together with the DIGIC 5 image processor, comprising Canon's HS SYSTEM. The aforementioned low-light performance is a hallmark of this duo; enabling the ISO to be set up to 12800, if need be. The processor also enables fast transfer of data while powering the copious features and functions of the camera.
Two examples of these functions are High-Speed AF and High-Speed Burst HQ. These two provide the G15 with a continuous capture rate of 10 fps while maintaining image quality. Of course, Intelligent IS image stabilization, a vast range of shooting and recording modes - including 12-bit multi aspect RAW + JPEG capture, and many other features ensure that the G15 is more than the name 'point-and-shoot' would suggest.
Other ways the G15 gives you an edge for your photographic endeavors include the optical viewfinder, a 3.0" LCD, a hot shoe, and a tripod mount. An HDMI connection also provides you with a one-cable connection to your HDTV for instant sharing of recorded videos. In addition, the PowerShot G15 can be used with multiple Canon accessories to expand the camera's creative power. Optional compatible accessories include Speedlites, an underwater housing, and a tele-converter lens, to name a few.