Canon reveals super-fast f/1.8 PowerShot G15
Canon has added a new premium compact to its range, announcing the Canon PowerShot G15 at Photokina 2012.
The Canon G15 features a new f/1.8-2.8 5x zoom lens, which is the brightest lens of any Canon G camera to date.
Canon says the lens was developed using new highly refractive glass with a unique multiple material coating engineered to handle specific wavelengths of light at the nanometre scale.
The Canon PowerShot G15′s 5x optical zoom offers an f/1.8 aperture at its 28mm wide-angle, and an f/2.8 aperture at its maximum 140mm focal length.
Also on-board the 12.1-megapixel Canon G15 is an HDR mode and full HD video recording, while the body features a front dial, dedicated Movie Record and shortcut buttons and offers full manual control along with raw format shooting.
Canon says the PowerShot G15 is 17% smaller than its predecessor, the Canon G12, and it boasts a 920,000-dot, 3in PureColor II G LCD screen, as well as an optical viewfinder.
Other features include 4-stop optical Image Stabilizers, and Intelligent IS that automatically detects the shooting situation and applies the most suitable of seven Image Stabilizer modes.
On board the Canon G15 is the DIGIC 5 image processing system, Multi-Area White Balance and an ISO range up to ISO 12,800.
Canon also claims an AF speed on the PowerShot G15 of 0.17secs at the wide-angle end of the focal range.
The Canon PowerShot G15 price tag is set for £549.99, with an October release date.
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