For those that want to stay on the compact side, the Canon G15 seems to offer a lot of photography goodness in a small package, and Nauticam manages to retain much of the compactness, despite the fully featured NA-G15 aluminum underwater camera housing. Nauticam USA Press Release:
Nauticam is proud to introduce the NA-G15 aluminum camera housing for the latest version of Canon’s iconic G series of compact cameras: The Canon Powershot G15. Once again, Nauticam brings the power of professional quality engineering and cutting edge design to those who enjoy the attributes of compact imaging systems. The NA-G15 should prove to be the ultimate housing for fans of Canon’s compact G15 camera. Both camera and housing are loaded with heavyweight features packaged in a lightweight, rugged and easy to operate system. . . . read more
"Best Nikon camera" means of course that-sensor wise, it is still a fair bit behind Fuji's X10, but ahead of Canon's Powershot G15. Ben Boswell from DXO Labs writes the conclusion:
"Nikon divides its cameras into a number of different categories: DSLR, Nikon 1 (their compact system cameras) and Coolpix, its compact range. Coolpix is further divided: All Weather, Life, Style and Performance. The Coolpix P7700 is at the top of the Performance division, which is in turn the top of the Coolpix Division. That is to say that this is, for Nikon, the best compact they make. This is a camera that has been designed around a wish-list of all the things that a photographer or a serious amateur would want on an everyday camera and Nikon have delivered something really good." . . . read more
This is the follow-up to Ron's RX100 review from a week ago:
"I like the RX100 and feel like it makes great images. If you do a comparison of the RAW images you’ll quickly find that it has great RAW images that are hampered by fairly poor in-camera processing compared to the other cameras I’ve tested. At low ISO’s it’s not an issue and they are quite good, but as the ISO’s climb the poor in-camera noise reduction really hurts. As a result, my “always keep your raw images” applies more for this camera than any of the others I’ve tested.
"Our photo tests gave much less cause for concern. Canon cameras rarely falter when it comes to automatic exposures and colour processing, and with the help of the relatively large sensor and bright lens, it delivered excellent results throughout our tests. However, while brightly lit shots were a cut above cheaper compact cameras' output, they didn't quite have the clarity in fine textures as CSCs and SLRs that use significantly larger sensors. . . . read more
"If you're looking for a balance of size, image quality (even in low light) and direct control, we'd recommend taking a long hard look at the Sony Cyber-shot RX100, the Olympus Stylus XZ-2 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7. The Sony RX100's 20MP sensor gives it an advantage when it comes to resolution and the size of the sensor keeps it competitive in low light. There are some compromises to be made in terms of size and lens range but these models offer a compelling degree of versatility, especially if this will be your only camera. . . . read more
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.12.52 Updater:
- Supports images taken with EOS 6D.
- Supports new lens (EF24-70mm F4L IS USM).
- Supports read-in of Picture Style files (.pf3) created in Picture Style Editor 1.12.2 and later.
- Corrects shooting date error in other manufacturer`s image files when sent to Easy-PhotoPrintEX from Digital Photo Professional via plug-in print.
Changes in Canon RAW Codec 1.11.0: . . . read more
Nphoto is a Chinese site, so maybe Google transgarbler didn't get it right this one time. It is a well laid out review with many side-by-side images and for any owner of the G12 pondering on upgrading to the latest, and maybe bestest Powershot:
"G15 greatest characteristic is in terms of the wide-angle end, or the telephoto end has a larger aperture can be used, for shooting indoor, night scene with low light conditions are quite favorable, especially shooting restaurant food photos, as long as the sensitivity slightly improve some will be able to significantly improve the success rate of the shooting. G12 with G15 . . . read more
"A lot has changed since the Canon G12 was first debuted, and it's a shame that more excitement couldn't have been allocated to the Canon G15. For instance, a touchscreen, GPS and Wi-Fi would have been a welcome addition. Instead, it feels a little as if the G series has stagnated a little. Since the sensor inside the much smaller Canon S110 is exactly the same as in the Canon G15, but it does include some of those exciting optional extras, it'll be interesting to see how many consumers decide to opt for the much bulkier Canon G15." . . . read more
"The G12 has been sitting at the top of our best serious compact cameras article for some time now and we were expecting great things from the G15 and we certainly aren't disappointed. It's scored almost exactly the same, just missing out on value for money as it is more expensive than the G12 was at the time of review, although the price is bound to drop before too long. So if your budget can stretch this far you'll be extremely happy with your purchase. . . . read more
"In this short article, we've selected five of what we think are the best zoom compacts on the market right now, spanning the market from point-and-shoots to Raw-capturing high-end cameras. By 'zoom compact camera', we mean cameras with non-interchangeable zoom lenses, regardless of size. Of our top 5 selection we've summarized their major strengths, with links to previously-published content, including samples galleries. Here are the cameras we've selected (in alphabetical order). You can click to go directly to the camera you want to read about or just start at the top:" . . . read more
"The loss of articulated screen will annoy some people but it's not all bad as it means you get a slimmer camera with a larger screen. The G15 feels indeed more pocketable and compact than its predecessor but there's no doubt that a swivel screen offers more flexibility when shooting from high or low angles.
Overall, despite the removal of the ISO dial the G15, like its predecessor, offers one of the most extensive sets of . . . read more
"The trouble is, in many places it's similarly undercut by the Samsung EX2F, and that's where the real competition lies. It has a fractionally higher resolution on the same size sensor, but improves on the maximum aperture (it's f/1.4 on the EX2F) and has both a fold-out screen and built-in Wi-Fi, all of which greatly enhances its appeal.
The G15 is a good, solid camera, but not the best you can buy. Over time, though, as its price inevitably falls, the proverbial . . . read more
"With so many advanced compact cameras now available, the Canon PowerShot G15 may not hold the lofty position among enthusiast photographers that its predecessors did. That is not to say it isn't an excellent compact camera, though, as it is certainly equal to, if not better than the competition. The new 12.1-million-pixel CMOS sensor performs well, and the camera's build and handling are as good as ever. However, the decision to remove the articulated mechanism on the screen is an odd one, despite the few millimetres it saves. . . . read more