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Canon PowerShot G15

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

PowerShot G15
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Canon PowerShot G15

The fast, bright expert compact

Equipped for serious photography, the compact PowerShot G15 boasts a bright f/1.8-2.8, 5x zoom lens, fast AF and a high-sensitivity Canon CMOS sensor for capturing superior photos and Full HD movies.

  • Bright f/1.8-2.8, 28mm, 5x zoom Canon lens
  • 12.1 MP CMOS; HS System with DIGIC 5
  • Intelligent IS
  • 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD; OVF
  • Front Dial, Full Manual, RAW
  • Full HD movies, HDMI-CEC
  • Quick auto focus
  • Smart Auto and Face ID
  • HDR mode
  • Range of accessories
POWERSHOT G15
  • Wide aperture throughout zoom range Wide aperture throughout zoom range
  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • 5x optical zoom with wide-angle 5x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
  • Extra control Extra control
  • High maximum ISO sensitivity High maximum ISO sensitivity
  • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
  • RAW in various aspect ratios RAW in various aspect ratios
  • 1080p movies 1080p movies
  • Full resolution high-speed shooting Full resolution high-speed shooting
  • Auto mode with 58-scene detection Auto mode with 58-scene detection
  • High Dynamic Range mode High Dynamic Range mode
  • Neutral Density Filter Neutral Density Filter
  • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV

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PowerShot G15

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Bright f/1.8-2.8, 28mm, 5x zoom Canon lens

A bright f/1.8-2.8 Canon lens with wide maximum aperture lets you shoot in very low light and at high shutter speeds even when zooming in. Framing is easy with a flexible 28mm, 5x optical zoom or up to 10x with ZoomPlus.

12.1 MP CMOS; HS System with DIGIC 5

HS System is a powerful combination of a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor (1/1.7 type) and DIGIC 5 processor. It lets you to shoot in low light with reduced noise and superb image quality up to ISO 12,800 - reducing the need for flash or tripod.

Intelligent IS

A optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS automatically selects the optimum stabilisation mode from 7 settings to counteract camera shake and ensure sharp, detailed images.

7.5 cm (3.0") LCD, OVF

The large PureColor II G high resolution LCD (920k dots) offers superb colour and contrast. An optical viewfinder lets you compose using your own shooting style.

Expert Control

A Front Dial provides easy access to various settings during shooting. Shoot in Full Manual mode in RAW format with multi aspect shooting support, for maximum control over composition and post-shot editing using the supplied Digital Photo Professional software. A Dual Axis Electronic Level display helps achieve shots with a straight and perfectly levelled horizon.

Full HD Movies, HDMI-CEC

Record Full HD (1080p) movies in stereo with optical zoom. An HDMI-CEC connection allows for loss-less playback on a compatible HDTV.

Quick Auto Focus, High-speed Burst HQ

High-speed Auto Focus captures any subject with beautifully clear and sharp detail while High-speed Burst HQ catches fast action with 10 fps in full resolution.

High Dynamic Range mode

In high contrast scenes, some cameras can struggle to capture detail in shadows and highlights. Using a tripod, High Dynamic Range mode takes multiple exposures of the same scene, combining them in-camera for a detailed high contrast image.

Smart Auto and Face ID

Smart Auto selects camera settings for you from 58 different scenes (21 in movies) for optimum results. It also works with faces stored in Face ID and adapts settings according to registered age – such as turning off flash and sounds when a sleeping baby is detected.

Range of accessories

Accessories include a 58mm Lens Filter Adapter, Canon Speedlite flashes and a Waterproof Case for shooting underwater in depths down to 40m.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/1.7 type Canon high-sensitivity CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.1 – 30.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)
Zoom Optical 5x
ZoomPlus 10x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x
Maximum f/number f/1.8-f/2.8
Construction 11 elements in 9 groups (1 single sided aspherical lens, 1 UD lens and 2 double-sided aspherical lenses)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (9-point or Face Detection with Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Focus Bracketing Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast with manual and automatic dynamic range correction
ND Filter (3 stop)
AEB 1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800

SHUTTER

Speed 1 – 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto. White Balance Compensation.

COLOUR MATRIX

Type sRGB

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
Dioptre Correction Yes

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT). Approx. 922,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT¹)
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 4.5 m (T)
External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1 and HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Movie Digest, Movie
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec., High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 10.0 shots/sec., up to 10 shots, High-speed Burst HQ with AF: Approx. 5.2 shots/sec., up to 10 shots¹²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size 4:3 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (RAW, L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (RAW, L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (RAW, L) 2400 x 3000, (M1) 1696 x 2112, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S
Compression Superfine, Fine
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
iFrame

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes, live histogram
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Computer/Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other PhotoStitch
Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (NB-10L battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 350 shots¹
Approx. 420 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1620, SC-DC85
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC48, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Lenses Tele-converter 1.4x TC-DC58E
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58L
Filter Adapter FA-DC58D (Compatible with Canon 58mm Filters: Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C B, Neutral Density Filters ND4-L & ND8-L, Protect Filter, UV Filter, Skylight Filter, Softmat Filter No.1 & 2)
Flash Canon Speedlites (including 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT¹)
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX (Both require Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58L),
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Bracket BKT-DC1, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 106.6 x 75.9 x 40.1 mm
Weight Approx. 352 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Manual Power Adjustment ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
External Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
  • *Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

NB-10L

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

CB-2LCE

A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

ACK-DC80

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

Softcases & Straps

Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

DCC-1620

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

SC-DC85

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a leather case when you are out and about.

Neck Strap NS-DC11

Carry your PowerShot comfortably and in style.

Waterproof Cases

Perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling, waterproof cases provide easy access to many photographic controls, such as White Balance adjustment. They can also be useful on land, protecting against snow, sand, dust and humidity.

WP-DC48

Perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Use your Canon Compact Camera underwater, at depths of up to 40m.

Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

A set of four weights designed to make your Canon waterproof case more neutrally buoyant while diving. Includes securing pins and screws.

Flashes

Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

High Power Flash HF-DC2

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

High Power Flash HF-DC1

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

Speedlites 320 EX

Speedlite 320EX

Featuring Wireless Slave technology, a bounce/swivel head and a constant LED light source for video work, the Canon Speedlite 320EX opens up new creative possibilities for EOS photographers.

Speedlites 270 EX II

Speedlite 270EX II

Explore the creative side of lighting with the Canon Speedlite 270EX II – a compact flashgun that is as easy to use off-camera as it is in your camera’s hotshoe.

Off Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

Use a Canon Speedlite off-camera while retaining E-TTL II flash exposure control.

Bracket BKT-DC1

Required when using Macrolite flashes with PowerShot G series cameras

Lens Accessories

Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.

Tele Converter TC-DC58E

Increases the magnification of your camera’s zoom lens by a factor of 1.4x – great for sports and wildlife photography. Requires Lens Adapter LA-DC58L.

Lens Adapter LA-DC58L

Provides a 58mm filter thread for attaching a Canon TC-DC58E Tele conversion lens.

Lens Filter Adapter FA-DC58D

Attached directly to the front of the camera’s lens, allowing the use of 58mm optical filters.

Cables & Other Accessories

Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

HDMI Cable HTC-100

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

Remote Switch RS-60E3

Trigger your camera’s shutter without touching it, avoiding vibration and preventing camera shake – great for long exposures in low-light conditions.

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