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CanonPowerShot G15 Digital Camera
 
4.7

(based on 391 reviews)

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    (106)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (313)
  • Easy to use (289)
  • Compact (241)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (239)
  • Good in low light (225)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (51)
  • Poor flash (28)
  • Lag / shutter delay (13)
  • Short battery life (11)
  • No image stabilization (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (257)
  • Family photos (247)
  • Landscape/scenery (211)
  • Low light (195)
  • Video (104)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (147), Casual photographer (80), Semi-pro photographer (67), Pro photographer (29), Photography student (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (286), Yes (45)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best G Canon yet.

I have owned G cameras since G-1 and this is the best of all. I use it as my "always with me" camera. Quality build, quality pictures and...Read complete review

I have owned G cameras since G-1 and this is the best of all. I use it as my "always with me" camera. Quality build, quality pictures and video, and ease of portability. I do not miss the swiveling screen, and have always found it more of a hinderance than a help. I can think of little improvements. The optical viewfinder could be better, but I think that is not possible without increasing the size of the camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Latest from Canon G Series

I use the G15 when i don't want to carry around the Canon 7D. The G15 easily fits my pocket and i find it handy to have a quality compact with me but not...Read complete review

I use the G15 when i don't want to carry around the Canon 7D. The G15 easily fits my pocket and i find it handy to have a quality compact with me but not be in the way when i don't need it. I've used other G series camera and i don't find this significantly different. The lens is faster although i rarely shoot wide open ... the sharpness seems to same as other G cameras and the closeness that the macro can shoot is amazing. The viewfinder is there for convenience, not accuracy as it offers no information on what you are about to shoot and in tele-shooting is off center quite a bit. However, for the price, it works well for what i want and as long as i work in the parameters of its abilities - its a good camera.

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5.0

great

By saTan

from isra

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

    highly responsive - not too light - easy to manage

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    • No

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    3.0

    Great Camera with reservations

    By bob

    from Chicago

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

        The first thing that has to be said is this camera makes great images. The two things that bug me are not deal breakers but are significant depending on how you work and what you photograph. First is the size. Its a bit too big. I was hoping that the size would work for me but after using it a while I wish I had gone with something more pocketable. Second is the lag time between shots. I though with a camera this well made that it would be faster. I have definitely missed some shots because its just too slow at times.

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        5.0

        great pocket camera

        By Bob

        from NYC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

          not quite a replacement for DSLR, but close, lots of nice features, easy to use, good quality, very carryable, has a viewfinder, biggie for me,

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          • No

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          5.0

          its wonderfull

          By saul

          from israel

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

            very nice pictures

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            • No

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            4.0

            excellent compact camera....

            By Bert

            from Dublin Ireland

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Short Lag Time

            Cons

            • Poor Flash

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

            As both a backup to my SLR and for more casual shooting.
            very good high ISO .up to 3200..poor at 12800
            viewfinder useful except for poor coverage..typ 80%
            love the bright screen and excellent video

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            • No

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            5.0

            A Lot of Camera

            By Retired Retread

            from Santa Cruz, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light

              Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

              This replaced my Powershot A510, which I'd been using for 10 years. The G15's low light capability was the main draw, as I use it hand-held in museums where no flash is allowed. The shape of the camera is good to hold, like the A510, and the texture of the body coating is nice. As strictly an amateur, this is all the camera I could ever want, and I think it will serve till I croak! Many useful features here, and only a few silly ones. The Smile Detection thing is asinine. This is my first experience with mail-order shopping for a camera, and it was a perfect experience. Thanks!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great investment

              By psmint

              from Lancaster, PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                  Wonderful, prompt and professional service from B&H. This camera fits the bill and performs in an outstanding manner. Very happy with the purchase.

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                  5.0

                  Great service

                  By EarlS

                  from St louis MO

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                  Item was delivered in a timely basis product was exactly as described it meets my needs perfectly thank you for the good service

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic quality!

                  By SJanuary

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                    This camera shoots high quality photos and is user friendly for a novice. Great customer service from B&H

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    i would buy this camera again

                    By shawn

                    from Artesia CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Stabilization

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                      it is very light camera for $ u paid its great one

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Durable body,Quality pics,good choise

                      By safety coordinator

                      from Beech Island, S.C.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                        Used in industrial setting for variety of applications still and video.The durable body will serve us well.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Viewfinder

                        By Cross Country Skiing Carl

                        from Albuquerque, NM

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good in Low Light

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                            The viewfinder makes it much easier to shoot in bright conditions, for example, out on snow when wearing sunglasses.Confusing operation if you're use to Nikon's way of selecting items, for example, varying ISO or white balance but one gets use to.Missing a knurled knob for varying shutter speeds and aperture in the P mode.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Nice point and shoot

                            By Bill

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                              I bought this camera to take when my 7D is just to much to carry. I just took it on a trip to Washington DC and carried it in my cargo pocket, it is a little on the heavy side for a point and shoot, but it does fit in your pocket and all the extra features on make it so worth the extra weight. It takes great pictures and I got a few 8X10 and they look great. So far I have no complaints about it.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A Gift worth giving

                              By Canon70D

                              from Boston,Ma

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact and light
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color

                              Cons

                              • Carry Strap With Camera

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                              This was a birthday gift for my wife. A Novice photographer that likes to travel.
                              Simple and easy to follow instructions.Has many optional features she can use to be more creative as she becomes more comfortable with camera.
                              Compact design for easy travel with very good images for the money. Battery life is longer than expected and takes great low light images without use of flash.
                              The carry strap that came with camera is not very comfortable.This is the only Con thus far.

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Excellent P&S camera!!

                              By DanO

                              from Illinois

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Short Lag Time
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Produces Great Portraits
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                                The Canon G15 offers numerous pro-quality features and options for capturing those once-in-a-lifetime moments! The fast f/1.8 lens is tack-sharp and allows low-light captures with ease. The auto-focus is very fast and accurate. Intuitively designed function dials and buttons makes getting your shots quickly. Navigating the menus is straightforward and logical! I particularly like the shark-skin like finish on the body. Hand-feel is comfortable and secure and the finish provides additional slip resistance. The camera is a joy to use and produces great images!! I would definitely recommend the Canon G12 to a friend! If you're truly serious about getting great shots with ease and having creative options at your fingertips, then this is an outstanding P&S camera with which to do so!!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Best point-and-shoot camera I owned.

                                By Edgar

                                from Baguio City, Philippines

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Short Lag Time

                                Cons

                                • Limited Zoom

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                                Not the lightest, not the smallest but I like this camera. One thing I like is how fast this camera focuses. Images are superb, the camera feels tough. I like snorkeling so I bought the underwater housing wp-dc48 too. I still have to test the underwater housing when I go on vacation though.Everyday shooting and documenting.

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                                5.0

                                Wonderful small camera

                                By Melinda

                                from Lynchburg VA

                                Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                                This camera arrived on time and in excellent condition. I must say I am really enjoying it. It is the most advanced of the PowerShot cameras that I have owned. I can use it at F1.4 for soft backgrounds, and can clearly see all F stops and shutter speeds just by turning the dial. It has a dial which adds or subtracts light from an image and it takes beautiful pictures. Best of all, for me, it is tiny and compact and very easy to carry around.

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                                5.0

                                Best all around camera.

                                By Xavier.

                                from NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                                  The G15 it is a great small camera, with more manual control than a regular point-and shoot. I am very happy with this purchase, I think it is the best for anybody who do not want to carry 15 or more pounds of equipment on a vacation or just walking around. I bough the Canon G15 at B&H and great price too.

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                                  5.0

                                  G15 will do the job

                                  By Scotty

                                  from Long Beach CA

                                  Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                                  I bought this camera to use in Europe instead of dragging around my Canon T3 all over the place. So far it appears to be a fine substitute. I like I can shoot AV, TV or manual and different other automatic settings and it has a standard flash shoe too. It's a lot of camera considering it is small.

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome

                                  By Louis

                                  from Rio rancho, NM

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Nice Body Color
                                  • Small / Compact

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Macro
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera:

                                    Gift from my wife so I can join the fun! It has many DSLR feartures. The macro mode is outstanding. Really good diffused/blur backgrounds. Live histogram saves lots of time. Even with this fast lens though it will never be as fast as an DSLR with 2.8 glass but it is much faster than my SX120IS point and shoot. I love this camera and it goes with me everywhere. It's a great replacement for my DSLR when going to amusement parks so I can ride the rides with my family vs. hanging on the sidelines with my gear. I am not willing to give up RAW so the point and shoot always stayed home, not anymore! We have 2 young boys and one of us must ride with them, now we both do and I can still capture the RAW images for creative, high quality photos. I can wipe out the grain at ISO 6400 with Lightroom only but the image does get a little soft. Realistaclly ISO 800 max. This is still way better than the average PS. If you don't process pics and clean the noise you may want to stick with ISO 400 max.

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