Canon PowerShot G15
12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor; 5x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle, f1.8-2.8; 1080/24p HD video recording with stereo sound; 3-inch LCD screen with 922,000 dots; High-speed autofocus, 10fps continuous burst; Optical viewfinder; Image stabilization; RAW Capture; Manual modes; Lithium-ion battery
The G15 stands as proof that Canon hasn't moved entirely from the smaller sensors that made up the G-series prior to the G1 X. The G15 is the worthy successor to 2010's G12, with the most notable improvement found in the 28-140mm f1.8-2.8 lens. This is over a stop faster than the G12's and, despite the additional speed, the G15 is actually slimmer. The smaller profile is due in part to the removal of the G12's beloved swivel LCD, but we believe the smaller size should appease most potential buyers. The G15's 12.1 megapixel sensor is similar to that used in the S100 and new S110, which should output impressively clear images in a variety of situations. Finally, Canon is boasting a 53% improvement in autofocus speed over the G12, a claim that should put the camera in an autofocus class of its own. The only features that are blatantly missing are a touchscreen, GPS, and built-in wireless. Perhaps Canon believes the target market wouldn't appreciate such features, but then what's with the 6D? In any case, the camera has garnered glowing reviews for its stellar image quality.