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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Record Full HD (1080p) movies in stereo with optical zoom. An HDMI-CEC connection allows for loss-less playback on a compatible HDTV.
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.
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 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.
Accessories include a 58mm Lens Filter Adapter, Canon Speedlite flashes and a Waterproof Case for shooting underwater in depths down to 40m.
|Type||1/1.7 type Canon high-sensitivity CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||6.1 – 30.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 5x |
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 20x
|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|
|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|
|Closest Focusing Distance||1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)|
|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|
|Speed||1 – 1/4000 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
|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.|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT). Approx. 922,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|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|
|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|
|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
|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.
|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)] |
|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)|
|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|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Computer/Other||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Image Manipulation||Digital Photo Professional for RAW development|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
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.
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a leather case when you are out and about.
Carry your PowerShot comfortably and in style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
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.
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.