Photo credit: JWH (Wikimedia commons)

Photo Credit: JWH (Wikimedia Commons)

Canon G15 features:

Resolution: 12,1 MP

Full HD movies

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

Quick auto focus

LCD screen

Price: €369

Are you looking for a camera able to produce excellent quality pictures and easy to carry when travelling? Well you might consider buying this brilliant point-and-shoot camera, the Canon PowerShot G15.

When I first tried this digital camera last summer I was very impressed by the quality of the photos and with some of the features the camera has to offer.

First of all, the object itself is of high quality, and is very comfortable and pleasant to shoot with. And on top of that the Canon G15 presents great features such as the fish eye mode, black and white mode, manual mode, and slow motion mode when filming.

There are different reasons why this digital camera is definitely good value for your money: it is the perfect size to bring with you on holidays and the camera also has a very long battery life (it is rated around 350 shots). Unlike the other PowerShot cameras on the market, this camera will not fit in your pocket, however the camera is not too bulky so it shouldn’t be a major issue.

This camera doesn’t offer as much features as a DSLR camera yet the quality of the pictures and the different modes such as manual, semi-automatic and the different filters makes this camera pretty enjoyable to shoot with. However a lot of the features and the dials on the G15 are similar to a DSLR camera; this camera is basically a mixture between a digital camera and a DSLR camera.

This is really not a complicated camera to use, the booklet that comes with it is self-explanatory and straightforward and as it is a popular camera you will find a variety of tutorial videos on YouTube.

Here are the characteristics that I really enjoy about this camera: This camera features a high sensitivity lens and an excellent video mode; it is very fast and responsive and you can choose whether or not you want to shoot in raw or in JPEG.

If you have never owned camera and you have a particular interest in photography this is the perfect camera to begin with. Of course there are other digital cameras out there that are better than this one such as the Sony Cybershot RX 100 or the Canon G16, or the Fujifilm X20 but this camera will definitely be worth your money.

 

Pros

  • Image quality
  • Quality of material
  • HD video (1080)
  • Rapidity
  • Good battery life
  • Good stereo when filming
  • Light camera
  • High ISO 12,800

Cons

  • Optical viewfinder unusable
  • Noise when zooming while recording

For whom: Beginners/pros. This camera is for people who don’t want to bring a bulky camera when travelling.

Images taken with the G15:

Photo Credit: William Millet

Photo Credit: William Millet

 

 

 

Photo Credit William Millet

Photo Credit William Millet

 

 

Fisheye mode, Photo Credit William Millet

Fisheye mode, Photo Credit William Millet

 

 

Photo Credit William Millet

Photo Credit William Millet

 

Photo Credit William Millet

Photo Credit William Millet

 

 

Stephen's Green shopping centre, Photo Credit William Millet

Stephen’s Green shopping centre, Photo Credit William Millet

 

 

Photo Credit William Millet

Photo Credit William Millet