The G15 will feature an f/1.8 fixed lens, which provides great image quality. The 12.1MP CMOS image sensor also contributes strongly to this camera's ability to create high-quality images.
In addition, the G15 can shoot full HD video, supports Canon's High Sensitivity system, includes a 3.0-inch LCD, and offers a 5X optical zoom lens.
There are quite a few high-end cameras in the sub-$500 range heading into this holiday season. It will be interesting to see whether photographers are willing to spend this much for a fixed-lens camera, versus opting for a slightly more expensive DIL or DSLR model.
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