The Canon G15 is good at accurately judging the correct exposure, even in scenes with strong contrast between the highlights and shadows.
Its small and sleek size makes the Canon G15 a good option for an everyday backup camera for those times when you don't want to carry a DSLR, but still want to retain full creative control.
Colours straight from the Canon G15 are bold and punchy without being overly vibrant.
Thanks to the f/1.8 maximum aperture of the lens, attractive shallow depth of field effects can be achieved, with the focus drop off being nice and smooth.
Shooting at high sensitivities such as ISO 800 produces images that still retain lots of detail without introducing too much image noise. Automatic white balance has also done an excellent job here of accurately reproducing the colours.
Macro focusing enables you to get really close to the subject to produce images with plenty of clarity.
The Canon G15's 5x optical zoom range gives a good level of flexibility.
Like many compact cameras currently on the market, the Canon G15 contains lots of digital filters. These can be accessed by turning the mode dial to special effects mode. You can only use filters when shooting JPEG images.
Five different levels of the Nostalgic filter can be used, ranging all the way up to full monochrome. This image is from the middle of the range.
This is the most 'extreme' Nostalgic filter.
This Fish-Eye filter recreates the effect of using a fisheye lens, and again there are different levels you can choose from. This is from the middle of the range.
Three different options are available for Monochrome - standard black and white, sepia and blue.