Canon updates its PowerSht G-series with the latest G15 digital camera, the successor to the PowerShot G12. The new model is equipped with Canon’s newly developed 28mm wide-angle f/1.8 – f/2.8 lens with 5x optical zoom, which is great for low-light shooting or dramatic shallow depth of field. It sports a 12.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor, and includes the Canon HS SYSTEM for enhanced low-light image quality.
The Canon G15 features High Speed AF for improved AF focus speeds and reduced lag, Intelligent IS that automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition, a maximum ISO sensitivity up to 12,800, Smart Auto mode with 58 scenes, and High-speed Burst HQ mode that does continuous capture of up to 10 frames at 12.1 Megapixel. While its predecessor can do 720p HD video recording, the newest G15 supports Full HD 1080p video and features built-in stereo microphone for sound recording. You can show the HD movie and pictures on a bigger screen via HDMI output. The G15 also supports 12-bit multi aspect RAW+JPEG shooting as found in Canon EOS DSLR cameras, for the ultimate creative control.
The PowerShot G15 comes with a 3-inch 922k-dot LCD display, and there is an accessory shoe for you to add Speedlites and optical viewfinder. Other accessories include Tele Converter Lens, a Conversion Lens Adapter to allow the attachment of a Macro Ring Lite or Macro Twin Lite to the camera, and a threaded Filter Adapter for 58mm lens filters, as well as the WP-DC48 Waterproof Case that is capable of diving to depths of up to 130 feet.
Coming in October, the Canon PowerShot G15 is priced at $499.99.