The other day a leaked photo of what appeared to be the Canon G15 was spotted. Well if you’ve been a fan of Canon’s G-series of PowerShot cameras, you’re in luck as the company has officially announced the camera, boasting that it is their fastest and brightest compact camera. We will have to try it for ourselves to see if Canon’s claims hold true, but in the meantime here are some of its specs and features that you might want to check out if the G15 is being considered as your next compact camera.

Sporting a 12.1MP image sensor, Canon boasts that the camera’s auto focus time is 0.17 when shooting at its widest (28mm), and 0.36 at telephoto focal lengths (140mm) which aren’t too bad. Given that its aperture is f/1.8 at the widest, we guess we’re not surprised at its ability to capture images in low-light situations. The G15 will also feature Canon’s new CMOS sensor which can shoot at ISO settings as high as 12,800. The camera will also come with exterior dials which can be used to adjust exposure, aperture and shutter speed, much like a DSLR camera.

Other features of the Canon PowerShot G15 include a hotshoe for accessories such as a flash unit, a 3” LCD display and the ability to capture video at Full HD 1080p resolution. It should be available in October with its pricing subject to the dealer’s discretion. [Press release] [Product page]

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