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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2012, 09:28:58 AM »
Not quite sure which model you are referring to maybe Lumix LX7? but it lacks the vari angle screen and the P&S doesn't have a viewfinder?
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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2012, 09:28:58 AM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2012, 08:24:25 AM »
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Oh gosh, just a day to go I am biting my nails in anticipation. Will it just be announced or will it be released? I see no stores even offering pre orders yet.

Just a point brought up elsewhere, has anyone else noticed that the new body (if a true representation) seems slimmer than the G12 and that the vari-angle screen hinge 'hump' has vanished, the focus lamp position has moved and there now seems to be a pop up flash apart from the missing exposure and ISO adjustment dials?

Hope it's not another EOS M fiasco, announced in July and not available for three months!
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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2012, 01:51:26 PM »
Are you talking about the G15? If so, not sure there is any anticipation as we have already seen the specs and pics.  Nice, had it come out maybe 2009, it the competition has advanced so much more.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2012, 03:05:44 PM »
If it has a flippy screen and better video than the G12, I'll happily pay $600 for it and replace my G11.

If no flippy screen, NO SALE.  (The leaked photo doesn't look look promising.) I'll sooner buy a used G12 on eBay.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2012, 04:56:28 PM »
If it has a flippy screen and better video than the G12, I'll happily pay $600 for it and replace my G11.

If no flippy screen, NO SALE.  (The leaked photo doesn't look look promising.) I'll sooner buy a used G12 on eBay.

I for one have been eagerly anticipating the G15 and all the rumours have been just that, unsubstantiated rumours, we have had nothing concrete so far only speculation. Perhaps's, maybe's educated guesses but nothing concrete so there's no guarantee the 'leaked' image is accurate.

That the single image doesn't show any evidence of a swivel screen doesn't mean there's no swivel screen only that the previous swivel screen had an external hinge bump. If I hold my G11 at the same angle there's a distinct hinge bump whereas the image of the G15, if an accurate representation shows a smooth side. So there are three possibilites,
1) the G15 doesn't have a swivel screen anymore,
2) the image is an artist's impression of what the G15 might look like and not an accurate representation of what the camera will look like when announced (wont be the first time, look how many artists impressions there have been of iPhones over the years which bore little resemblance to the finished article),
3) that the G15 has been completely redesigned of which the repositioning of the viewfinder, pop up flash and loss of dials, bears witness and just maybe Canon have integrated the swivel screen better into the body. Apple did it on their MacBookAirs.

However if when announced tomorrow the swivel screen has gone, so will I have, to the other camp and Nikon P7700 will get my vote and my money despite not having a viewfinder.
If we are wrong in our observations and interpretations of a leaked image are wrong and the screen is still there the G15 will get my vote and my money. We have to wait and see wont we.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2012, 04:51:20 AM »
One step forward, one step back:
They lost the flipping screen, it was so useful, waist level shots, ground level shots, over the head shots, macro from awkward angles.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-powershot-g15/

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If it has a flippy screen and better video than the G12, I'll happily pay $600 for it and replace my G11.

It lost the flipping screen so it lost me, I'm off to buy a Nikon P7700 to replace my G11, tests or no tests I am sure I wont notice any appreciable difference in IQ as the sensors are the same size!

OK so the lens is not quite as bright but it has a longer zoom. I hardly used the OVF so that's no big deal. The G15 may have a faster lens but it's only nominal. I'd rather have had the minor extra thickness of the flippy screen than something 'pocketable'. Sorry Canon, you lost the plot. You had a brilliant camera and you just went and ruined one of it's selling points. That screen was really useful. A flat screen in bright sunlight is hopeless. 

How could they ruin a camera that was so good and had such a following? What got into their heads? There were already enough pocketable cameras around we didn't need another one. they even had one themselves the S100 now the S110 so why another? If I really wanted a flat screen pocketable camera I'd have bought the Sony RX100!
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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2012, 06:24:51 AM »
One step forward, one step back:
They lost the flipping screen, it was so useful, waist level shots, ground level shots, over the head shots, macro from awkward angles.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-powershot-g15/

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If it has a flippy screen and better video than the G12, I'll happily pay $600 for it and replace my G11.

It lost the flipping screen so it lost me, I'm off to buy a Nikon P7700 to replace my G11, tests or no tests I am sure I wont notice any appreciable difference in IQ as the sensors are the same size!

OK so the lens is not quite as bright but it has a longer zoom. I hardly used the OVF so that's no big deal. The G15 may have a faster lens but it's only nominal. I'd rather have had the minor extra thickness of the flippy screen than something 'pocketable'. Sorry Canon, you lost the plot. You had a brilliant camera and you just went and ruined one of it's selling points. That screen was really useful. A flat screen in bright sunlight is hopeless. 

How could they ruin a camera that was so good and had such a following? What got into their heads? There were already enough pocketable cameras around we didn't need another one. they even had one themselves the S100 now the S110 so why another? If I really wanted a flat screen pocketable camera I'd have bought the Sony RX100!

Hey Gman, I'm keeping my G11 for now.  :)  P7700 lost its OVF for the swivel screen.  The extra aperture isn't that convincing for me unless proven otherwise through tests.  Anyway, enjoy your new P7700.  Please give us some feedback and maybe samples.  Who knows, you might convince me but till then, I'll stick with G11.  Best of luck!

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2012, 07:57:51 AM »
>verysimplejason

Don't worry I am not dumping my G11 just yet but I am not a happy bunny. Number one the P7700 is not available yet and number two as you quite rightly mention the lens is an unknown quantity anyhow the same goes for the ƒ1.8 lens on the G15. I just had notification the G15 will sell at 499$ in the US no doubt 499€ in Europe.

I am going to Japan on the 8th of October so there's no way I will be able to get my hands on a P7700 anyway so it looks like the G11 will go on it's third trip to Japan. Be very silly to buy a P7700 in haste.

Oh dear, Canon just shot themselves in the foot.

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Re: G15 dissapointment
« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2012, 11:25:21 AM »
Count me disappointed, too.

No flippy screen - that rules it out entirely.

Not only that, but it's still missing the GPS and 200/400 fps video modes introduced in the S100!

And also no 1080p/60.

The f/2.8 lens on the G11/G12 is fast enough for me - I don't need a faster lens in a compact (I have a DSLR if I need that, but it doesn't fit in my everyday backpack.)

I'm not at all interested in the G15.  I'm going to shop for a used G12 on eBay instead (to replace my G11).

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Re: G15 dissapointment
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2012, 02:45:37 PM »
I was actually looking forward to the S110, but find it to be a major disappointment.  On the contrary, the G15 is better than I expected and thank you Canon for finally return the G series to it roots....FAST LENS!


Count me disappointed, too.

No flippy screen - that rules it out entirely.

Not only that, but it's still missing the GPS and 200/400 fps video modes introduced in the S100!

And also no 1080p/60.

The f/2.8 lens on the G11/G12 is fast enough for me - I don't need a faster lens in a compact (I have a DSLR if I need that, but it doesn't fit in my everyday backpack.)

I'm not at all interested in the G15.  I'm going to shop for a used G12 on eBay instead (to replace my G11).

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2012, 12:58:28 AM »
Oh yay, they put in their CMOS sensor.
Likely to perform more poorly than the G1x then?..
Too bad they didn't stay with the Sony (?) CCD sensors that gave very good low ISO performance in the G11 and G12.
At least initial release price is not unreasonable, considering the lens ..

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2012, 12:11:23 AM »
Well, that looks like the end of all the expectation and enthusiasm for the sucessor to the G12!
Just another compact P&S with nothing special to recommend it.
What happened at Canon, did the earthquake damage their thinking processes?

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #58 on: October 30, 2012, 06:58:58 AM »
It might not have the moving LCD. But the pictures looks good from this review

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2012, 01:02:46 AM »
There has been plenty of negativity towards the G15 in this thread, but reviews from other sources plus the spec list made me take a look at my first compact since my unloved G3 a million years ago.

Last week I bought a G15 for $399 and ran it through its paces and have to say the quality knocks my sock off, way exceeding my expectations. I wasn't expecting files like my 5D3 or 1D4 but hey, for what it is and for $399 I've got a camera that I'll take everywhere with me again. The lens is a pearler, f/1.8-2.8, the iso performance is a real surprise, and the more compact size (than the G12) makes the loss of the flippy screen inconsequential. I'm loving it.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-g15/
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_G15/
http://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/compact-cameras/canon-g15-1098151/review

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Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2012, 01:02:46 AM »