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Canon introduces its fastest and brightest compact camera: the PowerShot G15

Canon Australia has today announced the latest addition to the renowned G-series of advanced compact cameras for enthusiast and professional photographers - the Canon PowerShot G15. Part of Canon’s High Performance compact camera range, the innovative PowerShot G15 bolsters the performance features that have established the G-series as the compact camera choice for professionals, including the fastest auto focus and brightest lens in Canon’s compact camera history.

“The Canon PowerShot G15 is a perfect balance of size, creative control, processing power and a sharp lens in a high-performance compact camera,” says Kai Lebens, Brand Manager, Digital Still Cameras, Canon Australia. “Users of these cameras expect quality and innovation from every Canon G-series model, and they won’t be disappointed with the latest addition. In Canon’s 75th year of producing optics of the highest quality, it’s only fitting that this year we have delivered two of the best High Performance products in the compact camera market with the G1X and now the G15.”

Available from mid-October 2012, the 12.1 megapixel PowerShot G15 is the perfect camera for any advanced amateur compact user looking to take their photography to a new creative level, or professional photographer looking for a high-quality compact companion for their high-end DSLR camera.

PowerShot G15 PowerShot G15

With an auto focus time of 0.17 seconds when shooting at wide angles (28mm)1 and 0.36 seconds at telephoto focal lengths (140mm)2, the Canon PowerShot G15 provides a dynamic creative freedom never before seen in a compact digital camera. The ability to quickly auto focus makes it possible to adjust to any movement in the frame and capture crystal clear photos every time, perfect for shooting fast-moving sports, objects or animals.

It also features the brightest lens across the full zoom range ever to be included in a Canon compact camera at f/1.8 at wide angle, to 2.8 at the extent of the optical zoom. Equipped with Canon’s HS (High Sensitivity) SYSTEM, featuring a new Canon-made CMOS sensor capable of high ISO speed shooting at ISO 12800, users can capture stunningly detailed and high quality images in low light conditions, without the use of a flash. This enables the natural ambient light conditions to be preserved for beautiful, natural looking images unspoilt by the flash.

At just over 40mm thick, the PowerShot G15’s advanced imaging technology comes in a compact easy to carry package. Exposure compensation, aperture and shutter speed can all be controlled manually using the exterior dials, stacked in an efficient new design for fast and easy operation.

Photographers looking to expand their creativity or extend their experience from the Canon EOS interchangeable lens camera range will find the high-end features they are used to, including: a dual axis electronic level; full manual controls with easy access; a hotshoe for accessory attachment; and multi-aspect RAW recording for full post-production creative control.

Key features:

  • f/1.8(W)-f/2.8(T) : 28(W)-140(T)mm1
  • HS SYSTEM: DiG!C 5 processor and 12.1MP 1/1.7” type Canon CMOS sensor 
  • ISO 12800 
  • 58 Scene Smart Auto
  • Intelligent IS (image stabilization)
  • Full HD 1080 movie recording with fine detail movie processing
  • Dual axis electronic level
  • 3.0” LCD 922,000 dots
  • Full manual controls
  • Multi aspect RAW recording
  • Expandable with select EOS accessories via hotshoe


The Canon PowerShot G15 digital camera will be available from mid-October 2012 with pricing set at dealer discretion.

1 35mm equivalent
2 For Canon compact digital cameras. CIPA compliant. As of 6 July 2012. A Canon survey.
"AF speed measurement conditions" were all measured with identical conditions. Subject brightness: Lv 13, shooting mode: P mode/Single AF (centre point).