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The Canon G15

Posted: May 25, 2013 in Photography
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About a month ago I went out and purchased a new Canon G15 Point n shoot camera. I needed to replace my much loved G12 that had a chip in the front glass.

This 12.1 MP camera has a 5x optical zoom and uses the DIGIC 5 image processor. This camera is a little smaller than the G12, and feels better in my hands as well. I miss the swivel LCD screen on the back, but other than that I love this camera.

I take it with me everywhere I go, hoping to see something that would make a great image to add to my collection. Lately I have been using it on my Barn Scapes project. It is much easier having this with me than my Canon 7D, or 50D. Each of the images that I have taken with the G15 have been fabulous image quality.

I shoot RAW in both manual and AV modes. The controls are pretty easy to access using canons menu system. The pop up flash is decent in a pinch, and the view finder is a little small but you can zoom while looking through it.

Canon put some of their fun filter modes on this gem which are fun to use when trying to be creative on social networks, like Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish Eye, Nostalgic mode (which I love), you can adjust the saturation and go from blk n white to a faded washed out look.

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Last weekend my son Cruz and I where shooting some Flat Track Motorcycle Racing at Square Deal Riders. I handed Cruz the G15 to shoot some video of the nights main events. I cut the handle part off a old mono and screwed it the the bottom of the camera for shooting video. The main events started after the sunset. This was going to be a good test for the little point and shoot. Cruz shot the first main from the infield in full 1080 HD. The focus got lost a couple times, but when he figured it out I think it was very good in the low light. The second main he shot from out side of turn four and it worked great as the bike flew by down the front stretch.

So far I really love this Camera, the size is great and the quality of the images are very good as well. I recommend that it to anybody that is looking for a nice carry around camera.

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